Building a koi pond ??
We are thinking of building a koi pond in the back of our home (Iowa). We have a natural grade and low area that we would like to place one.
Any recommendations..websites with info?
We plan on building it ourselves.
Pics of the back yard. http://www.pbase.com/fishcube/image/8391596.jpg
in the pic above, we are thinking of placing pond between the weeping willow and deck/basement area... the tree in pic is much larger now, its been 2 years since we planted it. We think it will look great with the pond.
this pic shows what it looks like when we have major rain...and the run-off. Our property line is about 20 feet behind the willow. Where you see the water runoff (brown area behind willow). http://www.pbase.com/fishcube/image/31668804.jpg Most of the water runnoff goes to the back where you see it behind the willow tree. The part in the yard is when we have extreme rain which is about once a year at most and that is just excess rain that the ground wouldn't absorb fast enough. None of the neighbors water run off from their yards will drain into the area where we want the pond. Just what comes from our drains from house/yard, and even then most of it goes the the area behind the tree.
this pic shows what that area looks like from deck.
So, any suggestions?
We live on the edge of a small town with farmland on 3 sides.
any info would be helpful. thx
The area we want to place the pond is between the willow and the deck/back of house. Since the lowest area right near the tree and right in front sometimes gets excess water. We are thinking of moving the pond up a little further and closer to the back of house, but not too close, since we want to build an addition onto deck and bring it out further.