Frequently asked questions

Why have a pond or water feature?

There are so many reasons to have a water feature that a more appropriate question might be - "Why not have a pond or water feature?" - but we will attempt to outline the major benefits of having one.

Relax alongside a water garden and experience a tranquility that transcends today's stressful world. Recuperate from your hectic day with free moments, listening to the soothing sounds of a waterfall. Join the many satisfied homeowners who readily profess adding a water feature to their landscape was the best investment they've ever made.

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Are water features difficult to install?

water features are simple to install, but may take some time depending on size, design, placement, and methods of excavation. If you purchase a complete pond kit, the included step-by-step video will guide you through the design and installation process for your pond. Our staff is also available for any questions or concerns you might have, just use the contact page to submit your inquiry.

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Are ponds hard to maintain?

A healthy water feature is a very low maintenance investment. The skimmer bag should be cleaned about every other week and only takes a few minutes. This can be done from outside the pond by either removing the skimmer bag and dumping it out, or simply scooping the debris from the bag, and replacing the Rock lid.

The skimmer pads and the Biofalls filter only need to be cleaned once or twice a year. Just remove the pads and filter media then rinse with a garden hose. Put everything back and you're done!

Some ponds may require more frequent maintenance due to location, trees, and climate.

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What size water feature should I install?

Ultimately that decision is up to you, and it depends heavily on the size of the prospective site for your water feature, but here is a little information to help you make your decision.

By some estimates, 90 percent of the original water gardens sold are later replaced with larger ones. As a general rule, a 180 square-foot or 11' x 16' pond is a good "standard" size water feature, though there is no "standard" and all water features are unique. Try tracing your prospective pond out on the ground with a garden hose to help you visualize how the finished pond will fit in your site.

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