So, you have decided to become a koi parent – congratulations! You definitely won’t regret investing in the peace that koi fish can bring to your life, but, first thing first they need a place to live. Your koi pond is going to be a permanent fixture in your yard, therefore you need to come up with some koi pond ideas before you start working. The best way to decide on what you want your pond to look like is to look at some koi pond ideas or examples either in person or online. in order to help, we have come up with some great koi pond ideas that will be your consideration in building the perfect koi pond!

NATURAL

What is more relaxing than sitting by a koi pond surrounded by trees and flowers? Creating a pond that looks like it was always a mainstream koi pond idea for good reason. A natural setting creates a peaceful atmosphere perfect for relaxing and admiring your koi. It is also fairly easy to create a natural looking pond and still change it so it is unique to your yard. A natural pond always has a random shape, but it looks like a bean shape in common and is ringed with rocks and different types of greenery. Adding a small waterfall or another water feature will add even more charm to your pond!

MODERN

If you like the look of things that are simple, neat, minimalist, and symmetrical, this koi pond style will be perfect for you. Ponds with a more modern style are satisfyingly symmetrical and neat usually ringed in cement with little foliage around the pond to distract from the beautiful fish in the water. There is no better style of a pond if you want to attract attention to an award-winning koi! You can add a fountain to the pond to add to your ponds beauty or even an elegant waterfall. However,  it is important to remember with this type of pond that your koi will need a decent amount of shade so be sure to place the pond in a shady area.

CREATIVE

Your pond is going to be a focal point of your backyard so getting creative with it can add a lot of personality or functionality to your yard. Moreover, you can even make an indoor pond if you don’t like an outdoor pond as well. If you can put enough water in something for a koi fish to live happily you can probably turn it into a pond for your koi so go crazy! A few koi pond ideas that are fun and creative are to turn a classic brass tub into an odd but charming koi pond, or you could turn a few large vases into a series of small ponds. If you have found yourself with a rarely used swimming pool you can even turn that into a large koi pond, so get creative and work with what you have!

 

Hopefully, with these koi pond ideas, you have an idea of what you would like your pond to look like! Remember to plan everything out to be just right before you start digging and create the perfect pond for you. Once you finish your pond set up, it is going to be hard to rework or make a change to the pond. Make sure the design of the water circulation and filtration system is going to work properly so the water can be clear enough from the surface and the fish are living healthy. And make sure there are no sharp edges and harmful material that will potentially damage the fish skin.

What does your pond look like? How long did it take you to build your koi fish pond? Did you run into any problems along the way? We would love to hear from you so comment down below!

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