If you’ve space in your backyard one of the best ways to make use of it is with a goldfish pond. It comes with a ton of benefits, and adds value to your property when done well.
Home owners often start out with the idea of installing a water garden as a feature without the intention of adding any pond fish. The idea is just to have a water feature giving that peaceful, relaxing feel.
Once it’s up and running, you’ll wish it had been planned as a home for a few fish as well.
Creating a goldfish pond is a little easier then creating one for Koi. Goldfish are an ideal size, easy to care for, and inexpensive. They adapt well to a small pond and they don’t need as much water to live in to assist with biological waste breakdown. Although you will need to maintain a good water environment to keep them healthy. Goldfish are fairly hardy when it comes to the climate too.
Installing a fish pond doesn’t have to be an expensive project. You’ll need the liner, a water pump, and filtration system. Then a few accessories, and of course your goldfish. You can buy complete goldfish kits for your pond, which may be the ideal solution if you’re new to this kind of venture. If you’re buying the components separately then there are a few things to keep in mind.
Pumps come in different sizes and you need to be sure that you have one that is right for your size garden pond.
- The job of the pump is to keep the water circulating properly so it becomes aerated with oxygen. Fish need oxygenated water and it also helps to prevent the water from becoming stagnant.
The filtration system is what helps to keep the pond water clean. Although you may be astute at skimming the water, the filter helps to remove the debris that you may not be able to see, or that won’t be caught by the pond skimmer.
One of the most common questions that fish pond owners have is how to get rid of algae? This is a problem that you may have to deal with occasionally but it’s easily rectified. By starting off with good quality pond equipment you’re going to help prevent the problem in the first place.
- Your pond water pump and filtration system play a big role in algae prevention. There are different types of algae and sometimes they need to be dealt with in different ways.
The thought of having to learn how to get rid of algae is one those issues that often prevents people from even having a goldfish pond. It shouldn’t though. With some good equipment, a little time donated to the pond maintenance, and the proper use of pond algae treatments it won’t be something that will be a big concern.
Once you’ve installed your goldfish pond then you’ll have a lot of fun adding the pond accessories that are available to you.
These may be lights or fountains, and all the wonderful choices of pond plants. You can create many different themes and make this new addition to your home one that you’ll enjoy for many years to come.
While listening to the running water of your garden pond is certainly pleasant, watching a group of goldfish swim around is totally relaxing. No two fish are the same and they each have their own characteristics. There is just something about them that is truly intriguing.
The whole family will enjoy them. From young to old and the in-between the goldfish pond brings pleasure to all of us. The little ones love to watch the fish swim. It’s a great way to start giving the kids some responsibility like feeding the fish at the regular times, and perhaps daily skimming of the pond to keep it clean.
Older people simply love to sit by the pond and just watch the fish go about their business.