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What are

Ecosystem Fish & Koi Ponds?

A fish/KOI pond or Water Garden as it is sometimes referred to is made up of many different parts and when those parts are assembled together correctly by a qualified Certified Aquascape Contractor, builder/installer like Pondering Waters , we form a beautiful and naturalistic work of art that changes personality with the time of day.
Pondering Waters can help you realize that potential, offering outdoor enhancements ranging from fire features to to full blown ecosystem ponds and waterfalls. We know the importance of adding more space and of having an inviting yard for entertaining, playtime and relaxation. We hope you’ll give us the opportunity to work with you to develop your water features so it further reflects who you are when living the water feature lifestyle.

View of a backyard pond with clear water

If you are already a goldfish or koi pond owner you will see our resources and information on our website here to help you better understand our proven methods for building and maintaining various types of fish/koi ponds and water garden type water features.

There are backyard ponds that come in many types, kinds and sizes. Each version of them has its unique individual characteristics. Before you start laying out a pond project it is important that you make a choice between one of the different types of ponds. There are many different kinds of ponds you can choose from. Do your research and let us know when you decide. 

A mutli-tiered water feature installation in progress with tarps
We Install

Fish & Koi Ponds

​​Once you’ve decided what kind of pond you are going to build, determining its size and place to build in your yard or garden area will be the next important step. Pay special attention to the position in relation to views from inside any buildings, and plantings in regard of shadow, continued growth of roots and foundation.

You should always consider what pond shape & form would best fit in with your house and your garden design. A stark pond, for example square, L-form, or fully round pond will properly fit in with a modern house and garden. A naturally formed pond, for example, is kidney-shaped & fits in most all other spaces without issues. The natural style pond is our most popular install with most Oakland, Wayne, & Macomb County, MI area Homeowners.

Location, Location, Location

Where Should I Construct an Ecosystem Pond?

To get the maximum enjoyment from your backyard paradise investment, we suggest having your fish pond or water garden installed as close to the areas that you spend most of your outdoor time. We also suggest that you take into consideration the views from inside the house as well. Being able to see your pond lit up at night from windows, and listening to waterfalls and streams, with open windows will fill your house with the sound of moving water.

A lot of people make the mistake of installing their pond or water garden to far away from the house in a “Dead Area” of their yard to try and make it interesting. In our opinion this is the worst possible location to try and get the most enjoyment out of your investment. Long story short… Move it closer to your house or patio. 

Fish in a backyard pond