Building backyard ponds is a job for an experienced landscaping company. Because they often include aquatic plants and live fish, there’s a delicate ecosystem that must be maintained, as well as regular pond maintenance. In business since 1998, we have the training and design capabilities to create this enchanting water feature.
How to Build a Pond
There’s more to creating backyard ponds than digging a hole, putting down a rubber liner, adding water and plugging in a pump. Proper filtration is essential. Without it, garden ponds begin to grow algae, which cut off oxygen needed for healthy koi and other fish. The fish then die off, and that is when most of these ponds are abandoned.
The owner of our pond installation team has studied filtration and aquatic ecology for years. We incorporate this scientific knowledge into our landscape water features. And we can also provide pond maintenance to keep your water crystal clear and fish healthy and robust.
Typical pond filters sift out small debris, but it only takes a couple of old leaves to clog the system. The line has to be cleaned every few days, or the water line is blocked. Going bigger and more complex isn’t always the answer, either. It is an energy zapper and results in a tangle of tubing, return lines and wires that take away from the natural beauty you seek.
Our ponds have Aquascape filters. Instead of having a huge, loud pump 20 feet away from the pond, or right below the water in clear sight, this company has developed a skimmer that is built along the outside perimeter. The pump is seated at the bottom of the skimmer so that it sucks water from the pond through the skimmer opening, through a filter basin and into the pump, which then pushes the water up to the pond waterfall.
The filter basin catches the large and small debris. The pump is never seen or heard, and there are no unsightly tubes or hoses in view.
Our garden ponds are ecologically sound as they incorporate live plants into the water feature. Plants use the fish waste as fertilizer and release oxygen into the water which is used by the fish. This eliminates the murky water and smell associated with koi ponds.
Our ponds are constructed with durable rubber liners and a layer of pebbles, which allow beneficial bacteria to colonize and break down the muck. Pebbles are also much more pleasing to look at than an exposed liner, and helps prevent UV breakdown.
Our pond builders will custom design water features such as pond waterfalls and fountains that blend into your yard as if nature itself created it. Every water feature we build is unique. If you want a pond that looks like the Polar Bear exhibit at the zoo, call someone else. We place each boulder and rock with the idea that it should look natural, and not man made.
Call today for a free consultation and estimate on backyard ponds in San Diego, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Chula Vista, La Jolla, Coronado and all nearby cities in San Diego County.