Here at EcoEarthSeal, we have extensive experience in designing and building ponds, and one of our most popular projects is our koi ponds. While a koi pond is a beautiful addition to any landscape, it’s important to hire builders who know what they’re doing, as it’s easy to make mistakes in design and construction. In this article, our team will go over a few of the most common mistakes we’ve seen in koi pond construction to help you avoid making the same errors.
- Location – One mistake people often make when building koi ponds is putting them in the wrong place. A koi pond is meant to be a key visual feature of the landscape, so why do so many people put them in out-of-the-way spots where they won’t be seen? We recommend placing your koi pond in a central location where everyone can admire it. In addition, make sure not to place a koi pond in a low area of your property, as it will then collect too much water, which will lead to overflow problems and issues for the koi.
- Poor Filtration – Filtration is an important design consideration for any pond, but especially for a koi pond. Many people do not install adequate filtration systems in their ponds, which results in the water getting dirty and the fish becoming sick. To keep your koi beautiful and healthy, make sure their water is kept clean and free of contaminants.
- Improper Depth – A third mistake people often make when building koi ponds is making the pond too shallow. Making the pond too shallow can have serious consequences for the fish—here in Texas, for instance, the water is likely to get too hot unless you make the pond at least two feet deep.