A pond is made up of many different parts and when those parts are assembled together correctly they form a beautiful and naturalistic work of art that changes personality with the time of day, the change of seasons, and the moods of Mother Nature. The goal with our ecosystem ponds is to create a complete low-maintenance system that works with Mother Nature to provide food, shelter, and safety to the wildlife around it. All components selected and provided work well together and complement the addition of rocks, gravel, fish and plants.
Our Ecosystem Pond Approach includes 5 key elements:
1. Filtration System:
Includes the use of both a biological and mechanical filter:
- A BioFalls provides surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and removes excess nutrients from the water.
- A Pond Skimmer will pre-filter the water and house the pump, collecting surface debris and reducing pond maintenance.
2. Rocks and Gravel:
Rocks and gravel not only protect pond liners, they also provide tremendous surface area for beneficial bacteria to break down excess nutrients in the water.
3. Recirculating System:
The proper size pump is important for the aesthetics of a water feature. More importantly, an efficient circulation system will keep the water moving and provide the necessary oxygen levels for healthy fish and plants.
Fish are an integral part of any ecosystem, grazing on string algae and bottom feed from the pond floor. They also make enjoyable pets, providing hours of natural entertainment.
5. Aquatic Plants:
Mother Nature’s true filters, plants are great for adding character to a pond by providing colour and texture. Aquatic plants are critical for the overall health of the ecosystem, thriving from excess nutrients in a pond and depriving algae of its food source.