Want a Low Maintenance Koi Pond?
What makes an Philadelphia low maintenance pond? There are 5 things that make an ecosystem pond run:
#1: Low Maintenance Pond Filtration
A biological filter, which provides an area for beneficial bacteria to colonize while removing excess nutrients from the water, is one of two types of necessary filtration for a low maintenance koi pond. The second is a mechanical filter, like a skimmer. The skimmer will filter the water and also house the pump, it will also skim debris from the water’s surface to prevent organic material from accumulating.
#2: Rocks & Gravel
Rocks and gravel provide a large area for beneficial bacteria to colonize & break down excess nutrients. And the rocks and gravel added to your pond will protect your liner from UV rays.
A system to recirculate water will keep the water moving and provide the necessary oxygen to keep fish and plants healthy. There are many types of pumps, so make sure you have the right size for your pond!
#4: Low Maintenance Pond Fish
Possibly the most exciting part of having a koi pond! Fish are one of the most important parts when it comes to an ecosystem pond, because they feed off of the algae. Pond fish are fun to watch and a big benefit to your pond.
#5: Aquatic Plants
Plants add beautiful color and texture to your pond…but they also are nature’s true filters. Aquatic plants thrive on excess nutrients and deprive algae of its food source.
Ponds don’t have to be complicated systems that take a lot of your time. Put together, these give things working together give you a Low Maintenance Pond, one that you will enjoy for many years to come. Contact us to see how we can help you get a Low Maintenance Pond for yourself!