Koi are domesticated carp, first bred for their markings and colorations in Japan in the early 1820s. The primary functions of a koi pond are:
to maximize fish health and
to provide a beautiful water feature complimentary to the beauty of the koi.
Koi ponds are typically deeper than the average ornamental water garden. The added depth:
Allows the koi to reach larger sizes and have both vertical as well as lateral swimming patterns.
Creates a safe zone beneath the reach of pond predators.
Maintains a more constant water temperature throughout the day.
Increases water volume greatly without increasing the “footprint” of the pond, thus increasing healthy fish holding capacity
Water quality is essential to maximizing fish health in a koi pond. We recommend and install:
Aquadyne pressurized bead filters for biological and fine particulate filtration.
High volume, low head centrifugal pumps to economically recirculate the pond water.
UV sterilizers to maintain water clarity and reduce harmful protozoa in the water.
Living plant filters to assist with bio-filtration and “polish” the water.
Bottom suction to provide mixing of the water and remove excess fish waste buildup.
As with all our water features, the appropriate presentation of a koi pond is vital. We can construct the koi pond to fit a budget or a style by using a variety of construction materials. We can create a complete Japanese setting with our extensive Asian plant selection if you desire.