Aquatic Garden Pond Pool Construction Guide

Aquatic Garden Pond Pool Construction Guide

Aquatic Garden Pond  Pool have long been common in Asia, but their growth in the United States has been dramatic over the past few years. Many homeowners have built garden ponds to add variety and to accent their home landscapes. Public parks, hotel lobbies, malls, restaurants and subdivisions have also added pools that are highly dramatic and artistic. Pools are actually miniature aquatic environments and are complex environments with both plant and animal life being important.

Aquatic garden pond pool
Pool location is critical not only for the enjoyment of the viewer but also for the maintenance and health of the plants and animals in the system. Aquatic Garden Pond & Pool should have a minimum of six hours of sunlight each day. The sunlight is required for photosynthesis by the aquatic plants, including phytoplankton, which produce oxygen within the pool. Abundant oxygen is required for a healthy environment for fish and other organisms within the pool.

It is best to locate your pool to avoid direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day if you live in an extremely warm environment. Fish can be stressed at high temperatures unless some degree of shade is furnished. As water temperature increases, the oxygen-carrying capacity of water decreases. Low dissolved- oxygen fishkills are more likely at high temperatures.

Many individuals try to locate the Aquatic Garden Pond & Pool within view of the home. Locating close to the home offers several advantages, which include enhancing your enjoyment, supervising children, controlling access and warding off predators to your plants and animals. Locating close to existing utilities also reduces the expense of electrical utilities, pipes and pumping.

fiberglass fish pond

Pool depths vary greatly depending upon the local environment. Many pools are 18 to 24 inches deep, but in cooler areas of the state these pools may require heaters or moving indoors during the winter. In warmer climates during the summer, plants and fish should have areas at least 3 to 4 feet deep to allow for a cool refuge during the heat. These areas will also allow for a refuge during cold weather.

Pools can be built out of either earth materials, flexible liners, fiberglass or rigid plastic, or concrete. Each of these materials offers certain advantages and disadvantages.

1) Earthen ponds are inexpensive, especially for larger pools, but can have seepage problems if built in the wrong soil, and wild plants will be more likely to establish.
2) Flexible liner pools are easy to construct and are fairly inexpensive but punctures are possible and they must be pumped or siphoned to drain.
3) Fiberglass or rigid plastic liners are durable, offer long life and can act as plant-only pools. Rigid liners are generally shallow and can crack in extreme freezes.

4)Concrete pool can be very expensive but will have an extremely long life. It can, however, have problems with cracking later in life.

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On 30, 1, 2014, posted in: FRP Farming News by Tags:

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