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Ponds in exterior design
12/10/2012 7:17:58 AM
Ponds in exterior design

Landscaping a garden or patio area is a great way to not only create a wonderful feature in the home, but done well it can also add value to the property.  When considering landscaping options, many people choose to add a water feature.  These come in many forms and there is bound to be something to suit every taste, type of garden and available budget.


Small ponds or water pools can be created by using old barrels for an above ground feature, taking up the smallest of corners in the garden.  These are ideal for limited outside spaces, such as a courtyard or roof terrace.  People with floor space at a premium can always opt for a wall mounted water feature.  This works simply by attaching the water supply to the back of the unit, with the hose carefully covered with climbing plants or boxed in.  The pump recycles the water from the lower bowl back up to the spout.  Outdoor dining to the sound of trickling water will impress guests and create a tranquil atmosphere.  Some carefully placed outdoor furniture

in proximity to the feature will enhance the effect.

Those with larger spaces have a very wide choice of styles available to them.  From large, deep open ponds ideal for fish such as Koi, to dramatic stone waterfalls, the only limit is the imagination.  There are many companies in the phone book or online that can draw up designs to suit the new garden, and even the most elaborate water features take very little time to create

How to build a pond

For an in-ground water feature such as a pond, it is first necessary to excavate the required hole.  Ensure that all sharp stones and other objects are removed from the area, and cover the exposed earth with pond liner that can be bought at most garden centres.  Always leave plenty of overhang, as the liner material will settle when filled with water.  Start filling the pond slowly by use of a garden hose; this could take a while depending on the diameter and depth of the hole.  Once the pond area is filled with water, it must be left for a while (ideally overnight) to permit it to settle.  The edges of the pond and any exposed liner can then be covered using stones.

If a waterfall or fountain feature is to be added to the pond, a pump will be needed.  For a waterfall the pump must be powerful enough to send water up PVC piping to the top of the waterfall feature.  If a fountain is to be added, it will be necessary to wade into the pond and place the pump at the desired position.  Quality pumps are adjustable so that if a larger volume of water is needed to create a higher spurt in a fountain, or a cascading effect from the waterfall, it is possible to adjust the flow.  The pond is now ready to be dressed with plants, and have outdoor furniture strategically placed, to get the full effect of the brand new water feature.

Written By Sarah Parker

Pond Construction Surrey
12/6/2012 7:38:59 AM
Aquajoy construct, restore/ modernise any kind of pond or water feature in the Surrey area. See our pond construction Surrey page for more details.

Pond Builders Ashtead
12/5/2012 10:27:51 AM
ashtead office photo

Come and look at our many display ponds at our new and exclusive show site available at Bramley Corner, Epsom Road, Ashtead, KT21 1RB. There is a variety of different features from waterfalls, fountains and ponds to garden lighting and filtration systems. There are some natural ponds, modern ponds, wooden ponds, sunken ponds, mill stone features and more.

The ponds have been built in unique styles and using different materials. Contact our helpful client liaison staff member for more information or call our office to place an appointment for an engineer to visit you to talk over your pond or water feature needs. Aquajoy design, build and maintain all waterfeatures and ponds from the smallest bird bath pond to the largest ponds, lakes and a lot more.

See our
Ashtead show site page for more details.

Pond Builders
12/5/2012 10:02:10 AM
Pond Lovers, welcome to Aquajoy Water Gardens Ltd.

Pond cleaning, pond maintenance and pond construction specialists.

Aquajoy water gardens Ltd holds an established reputation for ensuring a top-notch of service in the pond and aquatics trade. Aquajoy have been established since 1987 with more then 25 years experience as pond experts conducting
pond cleaning, pond building, pond construction and maintenance and our combined staff expertise in this specialized trade we are in a class of our own.

picture of the aquajoy team

Aquajoy focus in Water Gardens, pond cleaning, pond construction,
pond maintenance and pond design in the London, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire areas but can work in general any where in the South of England. Aquajoy's team are dedicated to providing the best possible quality customer experience and can help you with any pond enquiry this includes, pond sealing, natural swimming pools and maintenance, swimming ponds, commercial waterfeatures, waterfeature servicing, garden pond maintenance, pond and koi pond fibre glassing, fish and koi health, pond cleaning, koi pond cleaning, garden fish ponds, pond repairs, fibreglass sealing of Koi ponds, pond plants, general pond maintenance and koi pond maintenance and servicing or almost everything related to ponds, water features and your garden feature.

If you do have a problem pond/ water feature or just need support please e-mail our workforce for advice or to book a scheduled visit. We can also give pond supplies from stainless steel water features and copper waterfeatures to pond filters and pond equipment ie waterfeature liners pumps etc.

If you need guidance on fish health, water garden services, pond accessories, general fish keeping, pond cleaning, frogs, tadpoles, newts or any of the above, be sure to give Aquajoy a call and chat to our welcoming workforce who will be ready to be of service.

Koi Ponds - building the best pond for you
12/4/2012 11:58:55 AM
Aquajoy build koi ponds to be appropriate for your own needs. Koi ponds are built in many diffrent ways depending on your requirements, some examples of Koi ponds are brick built stone,raised and even at ground level. There are quite a few different options to choose from.

Something to give some thought to is the level of koi pond you desire,the scale of the pond and the way you want it finished. A large amount koi ponds will need a professional filtering system with bottom drains, mid feeds and high quality filtration, this is determined by the dimensions pond fish stocks along with overall pond that you would like to accomplish.

Another consideration is the kind of construction process ie a butyl lined koi pond to a block built and fibreglass koi pond, listed below are some basic phases of a koi pond being built.

We also ask people to take into consideration other options which includes fountains, features, waterfalls, and even aquarium style viewing windows which could be included into your pond project.

If you have any questions be sure to contact our office or for people with questions or are intrested in any of our other services such as pond cleaning, pond maintenance etc please have a look at the relevant pages.

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