You're excited, you know you want a koi pond! You can't wait to be able to watch your new fish swimming around and relax to the soothing sounds of your new waterfall and stream. But you are struggling with where to put it in your yard. This is a common question we receive, where should I put my new koi or fish pond?
While researching your new pond you may have read, don't put it in full sun, near a tree due to all the leaves and debris, or in a shady area. For most these three DO NOTS of placement for a koi or fish pond pretty much eliminate anyone from having these beautiful additions to their landscape. Candidly, very few ,if anyone, has a "perfect" backyard if we listen to the three DO NOTS. Let's first address the "Do Nots".
Fish Pond Placement "Do Nots"
While all three of the DO NOTS are valid concerns, the potential problems they can cause, can also be avoided.
You can see how all three of the DO NOTS aren't really a problem and there are ways to combat the myths. We still haven't answered the question though, Where should I put my new koi or fish pond?
Where do I put my pond?
Answer: We recommend installing your koi pond in an area where you are going to enjoy it the most!
How do you know where that is? Most times ponds are installed off a deck or patio, as these areas seem to be where most people spend their time having their morning coffee, evening beverage, and entertaining.
We often ask many questions before suggesting the perfect place to install a new koi pond. Sometimes we will even suggest paying attention to where in the yard most of your time is spent, that will be the place to have your koi pond installed.
Even if you don't venture outside often now, a pond will draw you out to your outdoor space, creating an area for you to enjoy. In this case, you want to keep it as close to the house as possible. Many times we will see koi ponds far away from the house, and often the owners won't venture that far to enjoy their waterfall or fish.
Now that you know how to decide on the best placement for you and your family, get out there, start planning, and have FUN!
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Over the last 18 years, Clay has been involved in landscaping and aquascaping, which led him to his passion, POND BUILDING and opening A Frog’s Dream in 2006. His true passion is to create works of art for others to enjoy and marvel at in the privacy of their own backyards.