KOI Ponds

Backyard Koi Ponds and Construction

It’s said that a little bit of water can create a lot of peace and serenity, and if you’re a homeowner, you know that your backyard can be transformed into a place of tranquility with the help of a koi pond. Koi ponds are mesmerizing bodies of water that are designed to take your backyard to the next level. Whether you’re a new homeowner or a seasoned do-it-yourselfer, this page will provide you with all the information you need to know about what a koi pond is and the steps to having one constructed in your very own backyard.

Koi ponds are a great way to add beauty and relaxation to your backyard. In addition to their beauty, koi ponds can also provide a number of health benefits. For instance, spending time near water can help to lower blood pressure and decrease stress levels. In addition, the sound of running water is known to have a calming effect on the mind and body.

Creating a Balanced Koi Pond

Having a koi pond is not as simple as adding fish to an existing water feature. In order to thrive, koi need a specific ecosystem. A combination of oxygenating plants, and a vitamin-rich diet and filtrating water will keep your koi happy and healthy. Additionally, a controlled amount of algae is also vital to fish health. While too much algae can pose a problem, a balanced amount is vital for your koi’s health as well as the overall pond. Algae is beneficial as a nutritious food source for fish, especially baby fish, as well as oxygenates the water. With a naturally balanced aquatic garden design, algae is kept at optimal levels, providing food and oxygen to fish, while still preventing algae from running rampant. A well-designed koi pond will provide years of beauty and enjoyment. With a little bit of planning and elbow grease, you can have a tranquil oasis right in your backyard.

How To Protect Your Koi

Protecting your Koi against potential predators is also vital. Adding plants that provide shelter for the fish to hide as well as rock out cropping will protect them from bird attacks.

The best way to protect your fish from environmental and predatorily dangers is to get your pond constructed properly from the start. We have built thousands of koi habitats across the Los Angeles area. Give us a call today to get your koi questions answered.

Choosing the right koi fish is also a crucial step to the process. Koi fish come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and sizes. When choosing koi fish for your pond, it’s important to take into consideration the size of the pond as well as the climate. For instance, koi fish that are native to tropical climates may not do well in colder climates.

Here Are Five Steps Your Backyard Koi Pond Builder Will Take To Build Your Pond:

Step 1: The Plan. The first step in constructing a koi pond is to determine the size and shape of the pond. It’s important to factor in the size of your yard as well as the number of fish you plan on keeping.

Step 2: Excavation. Once you have a general idea of the size and shape of the pond, your pond builder will begin excavating the area.

Step 3: Install Liner. After the excavation is complete, it’s time to install a liner. Liners are made of either rubber or plastic and help to create a waterproof barrier that will prevent the water from seeping into the ground. Once the liner is in place, your pond contractor can begin filling the pond with water.

Step 5: Create the Pond. As the pond fills with water, the designer will add rocks, plants, and other materials to create a natural-looking habitat for your koi fish. This will help to create a cohesive ecosystem for your koi fish to thrive.

Step 6: Add the Koi. Once the pond is full, your contractor will carefully introduce your koi fish to their new home. This step is crucial and has to be done in a very specific sequence or the fish may become ill. This is where hiring the best pond builders in Los Angeles will come into play. 

Choosing the right koi pond contractor is also a crucial step.

When you’re looking for a contractor to install your new pond, it’s important to choose one that offers a variety of services. At Lunaquatic, we offer everything from pond design and construction to koi fish selection and maintenance. We’ve been in business for over 20 years and have built over 1,000 ponds across Southern California.

Give us a call today to get started on your koi pond project!

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Reviews from Homeowners

	 Janie L.
Janie L.Hacienda Heights, CA
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I am an EXTREMELY picky person, to say the least and tend to micromanage inconspicuously. With that said, as I watched Lunaquatic in action I was amazed with their performance, professionalism, cleanliness and ultimately their EXCEPTIONALLY well done job. I can honestly say that I've never had a truly "POSITIVE POSITIVE POSITIVE" review of any company, because there was always something that wasn't to my satisfaction. However Lunaquatic broke that mold. These are the reasons why. 1. Their work speaks for itself. 2. They're considerate with the noise level which does not make us feel at unease with our neighbors. 3. Once again, they worked and carried themselves so professionally. Once the work was done, they left the yard spotless!! I can't say or think of anything negative to say about them! They have such an Awesome crew. Craig, definitely is a hands on owner. He showed up everyday to the job site until everything was 100% satisfied! Brian and Chris were not only hard workers but very respectful. I'd recommend Lunaquatic!!
Frank T.
Frank T.Newbury Park, CA
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Love my new pond by Lunaquatics, enlarged my existing pond to twice its size. Craig and crew were great to work with, Craig had great ideas to transform my old pond into the new one. Only took 4 days to complete, they did a good job cleaning up after each day. Very impressed with the quality and workmanship. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to build a pond.
Ray W.
Ray W.Bellflower, CA
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Craig and his team did an outstanding job upgrading my existing pond. His creativity and vision is amazing. He is very hard working and very time efficient. They completed the build in no time at all. I'm an beyond pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend their services. Thank you Craig for giving me the pond I've always wanted.