See below to find answers to some of the more common water feature queries from our customers. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a question that isn’t answered below.
“What type of water feature is best for me?”
The answer to this question depends on how much space you have available, your budget, and the amount of time you are willing to spend maintaining the water feature. Contact us if you’d like to discuss your options.
“What size of water feature is best?”
Again, this decision is based on your available space and budget, but we recommend building as large as possible within the existing space. The number one reason people replace their existing water feature is to increase the size, so you may as well build your dream water feature the first time.
“What is the maintenance requirement?”
Relative to pools & hot tubs, there is less maintenance involved. An ecosystem pond is going to require about 15 minutes of weekly maintenance (cleaning the skimmer net, trimming overgrown aquatic plants, and adding the natural treatments to the pond), while the Pondless Waterfalls, Streams, and Fountainscapes require virtually no maintenance at all. Ask us about maintenance packages when next we speak.
“What does a typical pond cost?”
The cost is typically comparable to the cost of a hot tub. However, there are many factors that can determine the final price outcome, such as:
- Size – The size of your pond is completely dependent on your unique environment and water feature goals. You want to maximize the available space without overwhelming your outdoor living experience.
- Waterfalls / Streams – The more you add, typically, the more supplies you’ll need and the more your water feature will cost.
- Depth – The deeper you go, the more time and supplies you will need to complete the project.
- Location – If your pond has any accessibility issues, installation costs can increase significantly.
“How long does it take to install a water feature?”
Most water features can be installed in two to three days. Some larger installations may require a week or two. It all depends on what you want to accomplish.
“How much electricity does pond hardware require?”
This depends on the size of pump used and the cost of electricity in your area. Smaller (high-efficiency) pumps will cost less and larger, less efficient pumps will cost more.
“Should I add fish to my pond?”
Fish are an integral part of the pond ecosystem and add an interesting element to your water feature. Fish are attractive, entertaining, and even personable – much like a pet cat or dog. Their color can greatly enhance the visual impact of a pond, as well.
“Do I need to winterize my pond?”
Putting your pond to bed for the season is necessary during the cold winter months. Sure, it’s sad to say goodbye to your finned friends for a while, but a few simple tips will ensure that your fish joyfully greet you again in the spring. Ask us about a maintenance package when next we speak.