4 Things You Need to Consider Before You Build a Koi Pond

There are few things that are more exciting than deciding to put in a koi pond at your home. However, because it can be a big investment of both money and time, there are some things you need to consider first. In this post, we will look at four things you want to make sure you consider before choosing a koi pond.

Your Budget

Your budget is the first thing you need to decide on. There is a wide range when it comes to cost that depends on the size of the koi pond, the number, color, and size of the koi fish, what accessories you would like to have, and the type of filtration system you want to use.

Pond Size

The most important thing when it comes to the size of your koi pond, is making sure you have the room on your property to safely dig a space for it. Knowing how much space you have will give you a starting place for how large the pond can be and then you can work from there. In general, koi ponds need to be larger than backyard ponds with fish, so if you don’t have enough space, as koi pond may not work for you.

Filtration System

Filtration systems are particularly important for backyard ponds that have koi fish. This is because having fish means that they will create waste. There are a lot of options to choose from, but fortunately, experts at Great Lake Pondscapes can answer your questions and help you find the perfect filtration system for your new koi pond that will keep your pond clean and your fish happy and healthy.

Possible Predators

If you live in an area where there are predators (mostly in the form of birds) then you will want to make sure your pond is deep enough and also has rocks and plants and other places where your fish can hide.

If you’re interested in learning more about koi ponds, or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Great Lakes Pondscapes today.