August 18


Awesome Koi Pond & Stream

By Gregg Sawyer

August 18, 2020

koi pond, pond, stream and waterfall, Water Feature, water garden

This project was installed north of Cheyenne, WY.   It consists of a 50 stream and a 20 x 30 koi pond.  The stream has a large waterfall and meanders through the landscape.  We are very pleased with the result!   The team at Sawyer Waterscaping was able to come up with creative design solutions to make this project look amazing. It is definitely one of my favorite projects that we have done. The attention to detail and craftsmanship really show in the finished product.

Here is a list of the products used on this project:

 Backyard Pond & Waterfall Material List:
  1. (2) Pond Pump TT9000 gph
  2. Pond Liner: 30 x 50 45ml EPDM pond liner
  3. Flex PVC: 100' of PVC Flex Pipe
  4. Pond Underlayment: 30 x 50 Geotextile Underlayment
  5. Pump Vault: Aquascape Pondless Waterfall Vault
  6. Pond Skimmer: (1000 Aquascape Series Pond Skimmer
  7. (2) Waterfall Spillways: Aquascape Waterfall Spillway
  8. Granite Boulders: 50 ton
  9. Cobble: 15 ton
  10. 1" Gravel: 15 ton
  11. 3 pallets of Arizona Buff Flagstone & tread steppers

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The Key to Crystal Clear Waters: Proper Filtration for Your Backyard Koi Pond

When it comes to creating a tranquil and aesthetically pleasing backyard koi pond, it's not just about digging a hole in the ground, filling it with water, and adding some beautiful fish. One of the most critical aspects of maintaining a healthy and thriving koi pond is proper filtration. Filtration is the unsung hero that ensures your pond water stays clean, clear, and safe for your beloved koi. Here's why it's so important:

  1. Water Clarity: Crystal Clear BeautyOne of the primary benefits of proper filtration is maintaining water clarity. Nobody wants a murky or algae-infested pond; instead, they want a pond that's crystal clear, showcasing the vibrant colors of their koi. An efficient filtration system can remove particles, debris, and algae, ensuring that your pond water remains clear and inviting.
  2. Oxygen Levels: Vital for Koi HealthKoi, like all fish, require oxygen to thrive. A well-designed filtration system not only removes physical impurities from the water but also helps in oxygenation. It ensures that your koi have access to a constant supply of fresh, oxygen-rich water, which is essential for their overall health and vitality.
  3. Beneficial Bacteria: Nature's Cleanup CrewProper filtration systems also promote the growth of beneficial bacteria. These microorganisms naturally break down organic waste and harmful substances in the water. Without filtration, these waste products can accumulate and create an unhealthy environment for your koi. A well-maintained biological filter supports the growth of beneficial bacteria, which plays a crucial role in maintaining water quality.
  4. Chemical Balance: Keeping pH and Ammonia in CheckIn a koi pond, maintaining the right chemical balance is essential. Proper filtration can help regulate pH levels and remove harmful substances like ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. Imbalanced water chemistry can stress your koi and lead to health problems. A good filtration system ensures that the water chemistry remains stable, promoting a healthy and stable environment for your fish.
  5. Reduced Maintenance: More EnjoymentProper filtration can significantly reduce the amount of time and effort you need to invest in pond maintenance. Less time cleaning the water means more time enjoying the serene beauty of your backyard oasis. With the right filtration system, you can spend less time worrying about water quality and more time appreciating your thriving koi.
  6. Longevity of Your Koi: Koi can live for several decades when properly cared for. An essential part of their well-being is a clean and healthy pond environment. By investing in a reliable filtration system, you're not only ensuring the comfort of your fish but also increasing their chances of living a long and happy life.
  7. Bottom Grid Filtration: The bottom grid allows dissolved oxygen to circulate deep into the pond allowing for beneficial bacteria to colonize. This combination of filtration and oxygenation helps promote healthy, balanced water. With regular maintenance, the bottom grid can help maintain a clean and healthy pond environment for your koi to thrive in. 
  8. UV Clarifiers: Ultraviolet clarifiers help keep green water at bay by eliminating free-floating algae in the water column. This process helps to create crystal clear water that allows your Koi to move around freely and without any obstruction to their vision. UV clarifiers are a great addition to any pond as they help maintain clarity in the water column while also killing harmful bacteria present in the water. 

In conclusion, a backyard koi pond is a place of natural beauty and tranquility. However, to keep your koi healthy and your pond looking its best, proper filtration is a must. It's the key to maintaining water clarity, oxygen levels, chemical balance, and the overall health of your koi. So, when planning your backyard paradise, don't forget to invest in a high-quality filtration system. Your koi will thank you, and you'll enjoy your beautiful pond for years to come.

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