There are ponds in many types, kinds and sizes. Each of them has its unique characteristics. Before you start laying a pond it is important that you make a choice of different types of ponds. There are different kinds of ponds you can choose from. You may choose for example kinds of ponds, including:
- Biological pond
- Fish pond
- Koi pond
- Mini pond
- Mirror pond
- Natural pond
- Ornamental pond
- Plant pond
- Swimming pond
- Terrace pond
- Wildlife pond
If we talk about a Koi pond, it is about a pond with koi, the national fish of Japan. A koi is a special domesticated version of common carp. They are beautiful fish to look at. Koi need a duly maintained pond to guarantee health of these valuable fish. The technique applied in koi ponds should therefore be inspected and maintained regularly.
A mini-pond is a small portable decorative pond basin. A mini-pond is suitable for the smallest gardens, terraces and balconies. If you dispose of somewhat more space, put several mini-ponds side by side. In different colours, for example.
In a wildlife pond nature is in charge. The number of plants is rich and the water attracts many animals, such as frogs, salamanders and insects. In a wildlife pond no pump, filter, chemical means and – in ideal conditions – also no liner is used. A proper number and variety of (oxygen) plants affords a high level oxygen content in the water, securing it from algae.
A fish pond is a pond which is merely meant to keep fish. The consequence of total admittance of plants in a fish pond is that more efforts have to be made to keep the water clear and healthy , because there are no plants to filter the water, whereas fish still produce waste material.
You want to lay a beautiful swimming pond…, however, your children want to take a nice dip in the swimming pool in the garden. The ideal solution will be then a beautiful swimming pond from which everyone can get a great deal of pleasure.
If you have decided what kind of pond you are going to build, proper determination of its size and place to build in your garden will be the next step. Pay special attention to the position in relation to any buildings and plantings in regard of shadow, continued growth of roots and foundation.
Besides you should consider what pond form would best fit in with the house and the garden. A stark pond, for example square, L-form or fully round will properly fit in with a modern house and garden. A naturally formed pond, for example, is kidney-shaped.