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4 Must-Haves For Every Home Pond

by Daniel Herrera

One of the best things that you can do for your lawn, in order to improve its aesthetic integrity and also to potentially improve the financial value of your home, is to install a pond. However, digging a pond in your home isn't merely enough. There are numerous accouterments that you should consider purchasing for your pond in order to make sure that it is in the best working condition possible. There are a number of things that you should have, in addition to your pond, to ensure that it's the best pond possible.


Most people who are unfamiliar with pond installation are simply under the impression that they dig a hole, fill it with water and voila! There you have it, a pond. Nothing could be further from the case. After digging the trench for your pond, you must make sure that you have a liner for a pond. A liner will make sure that your pond will live a long life, and the water will not merely soak into the soil. Also, it will generally give algae and moss a place to live at the bottom of the pond pool, which is integral to the pool's ecosystem. More often than not, the liner will be made from butyl rubber, but there are several other materials from which the liner can be constructed.


Edging is one of those aesthetic choices that can make or break a pond's integrity. Edging is essentially the area that surrounds the pool of your pond. Although there are plenty of materials from which you can choose as edging material, more often than not, some form of smooth rock is used in order to give the pond a natural, but quite aesthetically pleasing look. Edging can be purchased from any pond or pool maintenance store, and it can generally be installed by yourself. However, make sure that you know how to properly surround your pond pool with edging, as without the right touch, the edging will look somewhat "off."


Waterfalls are a definite must have if you want to make your pond pool look as aesthetically pleasing as you possibly can. Not only this, but a waterfall also has a substantial aspect to it. A waterfall will ensure that your water will be constantly circulated and will be oxygenated at all times. You can prevent mosquitoes from circulating and laying their eggs in the pond so long as the pond is adequately circulating and the water is in constant motion; a waterfall can accomplish this task for you. By oxygenating your pond pool, the waterfall will ensure that the fish that make your pond their home will stay healthy and live a long life, as well. 

The Right Pump

Choosing the right pump for your pond is absolutely integral to the integrity of the pond. By making sure you have the most energy efficient pump, you will make sure that your pond is going to live a long and healthy life by making sure that it is always well circulated. The most efficient pump depends largely upon the contingencies of your pond itself, its size, scope, the lining, and its depth, for example. This means that you should consult with a pond maintenance company to decide on the right pump for you. Such a company can help you determine a size and style that is right for your pond.

When it comes to your pond, there are several things you absolutely must have. Hopefully, this brief article has given you some idea of the things you desperately need for the liveliness of your pond. For more information, talk with contractors or landscapers and visit websites like