Thinking about a backyard pond? Good, you came to the right place.
Welcome to the new and improved Backyard-Pond-Guide.com. If you have a pond in your backyard or plan on having one, this is the place to come for valuable information about them. If you have one, you know how wonderful they are and if you don't have one yet, you're in for a pleasant and rewarding experience. I think you'll find a lot of the information I offer you can be beneficial and hopefully solve some problems you might have with your pond.
Having a pond will enhance your touch with nature. You'll get enjoyment with all of the things it brings with it, including fish, frogs, butterflies, birds, pond plants, and all of the flowers you can plant around it. It really is a nature wonderland when you have one. It's relaxing, and your family, friends, and neighbors will love it also.
Backyard ponds are not extremely hard to build, and once you do, they’re pretty easy to take care of. The hardest part, by far, is the digging of the pond. Depending on what kind of soil you have in your region will determine how difficult it would be.
The kind of pond to have is entirely up to you. From a small preformed one, to one that’s several thousand gallons that needs a liner (EPDM Pond Liner), or anything in between. Oh, and by the way, you'll love being able to have fish in it such as Comets and Koi, which you can then call it , your very own fishpond.
Things To Consider Before You Build Your Pond
Try and picture where you sit the most while you’re outside. Now picture where a great place to put a pond would be. Is it a flat area? Is it close to an electrical supply? Is it close to a water source? These are just some of the questions you need to answer, if you’re going to have one of these backyard ponds.
If you’re going to have a pond of any size, you should know of some of the things that you’re going to need for it. Things you must have are a good pond liner, a pond water pump, a pond filter, a UV filter, and some pond plants. Other things to consider are, some fish, an air diffuser, some pond lighting, fish food, and a skimmer.
These are some of the things to consider if you want to have a pond. Initially, they can be kind of expensive, however, you will get a lot of enjoyment, as many other people do from their backyard ponds.
A lot of the information you find on this site is from my experiences with my backyard pond. Many of you who already have ponds may have smaller or larger ones than what I have, so take that into account when you're deciding what equipment you need for it.
Let's See Some Moving Pictures Of A Backyard Pond In Action
The video below is just an example of a backyard pond and how you can make your very own. This video is of us feeding our hungry fish. Notice how large the white Koi is. She's about 17 years old in this video. Also notice the size of my pond for comparison purposes.
In the next video below is another example of our pond. Notice the colorful flowers around it and some of the different things you can do with it. I know I say that our biggest fish is 10 or 12 years old, however it's now about 17 years old as of this writing. The fish live year-round in the pond, even during the winter and as you can see, they do quite well.
As I said, my wife and I have had our pond now for about 18 years. By having one for this many years allows me to share with you, and help you understand, what you can do to have a great pond, you know, kind of cut the learning curve. They're a lot easier to build and upkeep than you think. Once you have one, it'll bring you years of enjoyment. Guaranteed! (Update:) We have moved and no longer have our pond, which we ended up having for about 19 years. I will however continue this website and pass along any information that may be of help to you.
Take a few minutes and explore Backyard-Pond-Guide.com, see what it's all about. Drop me a line to say hello, I would like to hear from you. Contribute your experiences and send in pictures of your pond which I would like to share with others from all over the world.
While this site will concentrate on all of the different aspects of having a backyard pond, I'd like to also tell you about the homemade pond filter I have developed and the pond filter media we used for our pond. This is a critical part of having a clean, healthy pond. This homemade pond filter and pond filter media are the answer to your pond filter problems, they work great, and I have some pictures for you to prove it.
I don't want to get long winded here, so just go ahead and check out the site. I appreciate you coming by for a visit and hope you come back again to Backyard-Pond-Guide.com. Bob
P.S. Enjoy your backyard pond when you get it done! Also leave a question or comment if you have one.