9 Things to Consider as Part of Your Pond Design and Installation
When it comes to pond design and installation, there are many things you should consider before you begin your project. In this post, we will provide a checklist of items you want to make sure think about as part of your decision to install a backyard pond.
- First, you should figure out what your budget is so that you know the size of the backyard pond and the accessories you will have.
- You should make sure to install your backyard pond in a high spot as a low spot will collect runoff (which can often contain fertilizers and other harmful chemicals) when it rains.
- You will want to consider whether or not you would like to be able to see your pond from a certain window in your home.
- The location you choose should get a lot of sunshine and also be away from trees that will drop leaves and other debris into your pond.
- You will need to install your pond near a protected electrical outlet in order to prevent shocks. You will need electricity for your pump and aerators or lighting if you choose to have them.
- Check with your insurance company to see if you need to add coverage or to see if they have any requirements such as fencing for your pond.
- Check with your city to ensure there are no zoning regulations that a backyard pond would violate.
- Contact your utility company so that they can come out and mark where lines run so that you don’t break or damage them during digging.
- Since Michigan has winter, if you choose to have fish, you will want to make sure your pond is deep enough for them to survive when the weather gets cold.