Any project’s design and construction faults can be difficult and costly to rectify. Unfortunately, no design is flawless, but it is beneficial to think carefully about your future Pond project before getting started. Unless you are very attentive, this will most likely be your first attempt at making a Baffins pond, and you will be upset not only by your faults but also by your design omissions. You want to make your Garden a true showpiece, so let’s make a checklist of elements to include and blunders to avoid.
- Get the Right Size for Pond
A fish pond is huge, and they require a lot of space when fully matured. If you buy your koi while they are the size of goldfish, keep in mind that they will grow. Never believe that Koi would flourish in a small pond. Only the largest aquariums are suitable for koi, and they do considerably better in a well-designed larger pond. The amount of space available will restrict the size of your pond, but if space is not an issue, think about how many Koi you wish to keep and size your pond accordingly. As a result, the pond must fit nicely in your garden, and the pond must be the main point of the garden while not dominating it.
- Water Depth in Your Pond
If you reside in a very cold or hot environment, be sure your pond is deep enough to withstand the fluctuations in either winter or summer, or possibly both. Seek help. Water temperatures that are too low or too high will harm your pond. The more water you have, the more protection you have against temperature extremes. Water depth is also beneficial in the fight against natural predators; birds like herons enjoy fish in your pond, but they won’t be able to wade in if the water is too deep. It’s also a good idea to have steep sides to your pond so that cats, dogs, and other animals don’t try to fish from the pools’ edges. Domestic predators, unfortunately, can cause a lot of damage to your pond.
- Shade for your pond
It is something that is readily missed. Baffins pond will require shade throughout the summer months. If a tree or trees don’t naturally shade your pond, you’ll need to provide shade in the form of plant life within or around the pond. Also, keep in mind that it can be highly aggressive and destructive to plant life in the pond, so you’ll need to take precautions to safeguard your plants from their attacks.