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

General rules for koi ponds

Some koi pond rules you should know before you begin to build your koi pond.

  1. The koi pond needs to be at a minimum three feet; though many experts recommend four feet. For those wishing to grow jumbo koi, a six foot minimum pond is suggested.
  2. If you reside in cold climates a four foot deep koi pond is a must. However six feet is best for sections of the pond.
  3. Warmer climates get away with shallower depths, but shallow ponds cannot regulate the water temperature well; hence, it will stress your koi.

Water volume calculator for koi pond