Monday, March 19, 2012

Koi Pond Construction

The video playlist covers all 10 parts; therefore, please sit back and enjoy.

This series of 10 videos shows the entire pond construction process for a concrete Japanese theme koi pond - preparing the site/excavation, rebar & plumbing, pre-work for shotcrete & skimmer installation, shotcrete, faux/artificial boulders & waterfall using rebar/lath - free-form structures, scratch coat, texture coat/waterproofing, waterfall & boulder painting, installation of advantage filter by Sacramento koi, pond lights; electrical work, landscaping/stepping stones

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Maintenance free koi ponds

Your koi pond should be optimized to maintenance free as humanly possible.

Hence the experts recommend laying out your pond bottom drains correctly. Keeping in mind that the drains will only draw from a radius of 4-6 feet.

Moreover, the slope should be within at a minimum of 1 inch per foot, but a 2-3 inches is even better.

The expert koi keepers recommend installing a skimmer at the furthest point from your waterfall, if possible.

Jets are strongly recommended in order to help direct the debris to the skimmer. They also help prevent dead areas in your pond. Further, the jets help exercise your koi as the swim against the current.

Water volume calculator for koi pond