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Once you've had the opportunity to experience a beautiful and properly functioning water feature, it's said that everyone falls in love with nature again. Why not bring nature home, right in your backyard, with a beautiful ecosystem pond that will take care of itself while you sit next to it after a long day at work with a glass of wine.
Ecosystem ponds can be easy to understand. You'll only need to understand the components that go into an essential, functioning ecosystem. Ecosystem ponds work with Mother Nature to provide the essentials to the wildlife around it. It also provides you with an all-natural, low-maintenance paradise. It’s important to remember, however, that every part of the ecosystem puzzle must be present for a real ecosystem to be in place.
We know how to build ecosystem ponds. We know what rocks to use, how much gravel we need, what filtration is required, how many fish your pond can handle and what kind of plants to install. These are all critical components of a balanced and low-maintenance ecosystem.
Would you buy a home without all its parts? Without a kitchen or bathroom? No bedroom or living room? Just like building a house, a pond needs all it's proper components to make it work with Mother Nature, not against it.
Often referred to as a skimmer, it helps to filter large debris into an easily removable basket (especially useful in Fall removing leaves). It also houses the filter mat that allows beneficial bacteria to live and biologically clean the water. In simple terms, it keeps your water looking great and don't worry; we will hide this tub of plastic out of sight.
2. Rocks & Gravel
Just like in lakes and rivers, rocks and gravel provide lots of surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize which eat access nutrients in the water keeping it clean and chemically balanced. Rocks and gravel also cover the pond liner from harmful UV rays that could otherwise break down the liner leading to leaks.
The skimmer houses the pump. Inside the skimmer, it oxygenates the water as it recirculates through the pump and to the biofalls where your waterfall is located. Don't worry; the biofalls is also hidden out of sight.
There is something about fish and water that genuinely attracts us. This could be one of the reasons Toronto is home to Ripley's Aquariums, Canada's largest indoor aquarium. Fish in your pond will complete the ecosystem as they will eat algae and also feed the beneficial bacteria with their waste. Not to mention the entertainment of watching the fish swim.
Aquatic plants are a crucial element to your ecosystem pond. Not only do they add the natural touch to your pond, but they also soak up nutrients which starves out algae. They will also help oxygenate the pond, crucial for the survival of fish.
If you're considering a pond, consider these elements for a ecosystem pond that works with Mother Nature, not against her.
Benefits of a Pond
Reduced Stress & Improved Health
As we are designed to be outside, a pond will pull you outdoors into the sunlight, and fresh air and in turn will reduce stress improving your health. Don't be surprised if your neighbours want to join you, the sights and sounds of waterfalls, fish and natural gardening will surely attract attention.
Increased Quality Time with Friends & Family
As your family & friends become exposed to your new pond, everyone will cherish spending time feeding the fish and lounging pond-side. Time will merely vanish leaving everyone always wanting more quality time.
As each day passes, the homes of our wildlife as being destroyed for new developments, vehicle traffic disrupting their habits and what's left is becoming polluted. Within days or weeks, wildlife will be attracted to your pond for a haven or a much-needed sip of clean water. If the environment pulls your heartstrings, building a pond is a great way to give back.
How an Ecosystem Pond is Built
Would you like to learn the ins and outs of how an ecosystem pond is actually built? Check out this video to see how a pond is built from start to finish.
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