Is your pond a good candidate for a pond renovation?
Renovating a pond allows you to optimize an existing pond. It is cheaper than rebuilding the whole pond. On average, if the existing pond is ten years or younger it can be renovated easily. Ponds that are more than ten years old usually need to be rebuilt from scratch due to the older liner and parts and structural issues.
Other items we look at before renovating a pond is if the liner was completely covered with rock. If so, the liner is in better shape then if parts have been exposed to the elements.
If a liner is unusable, we recommend basically building a new pond. Since we are adding a new liner, that is the time to change the shape of the pond, adding or moving sections as you’d like.
THREE POPULAR POND RENOVATIONS
1. Redo the water fall box and skimmer
Adding a new waterfall box can give an old pond new life. Moving a waterfall alone can make it look like a pond renovation. The eye is drawn to the waterfall, so putting it in a different place can make a big difference on how the pond looks. The price to redo a waterfall box and skimmer starts at $3500.
2. Add plant ledges
A plant ledge is simply a rock wall under water that holds planters of plants. Many older ponds do not have plant ledges. By adding or changing plants, you can really change the overall look of the pond. This can also help provide shade for the fish and slow algae growth. Adding plant ledges starts at $1500.
3. Add or revise lights
Adding or changing lights can change your pond’s complete look in the evening. Light up your water fall or adjust the lights to highlight certain plants– all ways to change the look of your pond. Pond renovation is possible by something as simple as redirecting your lights. Lighting packages start at $1500.
Which renovation is right for you? Contact us to find out!