Choosing a Location for your Pond
Choosing a location for your pond takes some careful consideration. Read our tips below to make sure you pick the perfect place in your garden.
- Install your pond on level ground with good drainage.
- Plan the most direct line possible between the house and pond if you will be needing electrical wiring for pond pumps or filters for example.
- Contact your local municipality to determine if a permit is required.
- Make sure the site isn’t directly over any underground pipes, cables, wires, sprinklers or septic systems!
- Being near an outdoor faucet so you can add water to the pond from a garden hose would be very helpful.
- The more sunlight the pond gets each day, the more choices of water plants you have. If adding fish to your pond, a balance of sun with some shade during the hottest part of the day is best. Try adding water lilies or lotus pads, reeds, shrubs and grasses as additional shade options.
- Avoid choosing a location for your pond near large trees or in open windy areas. Falling leaves and needles contaminate the water and collect on the bottom of the pond.
You’ll find many products for your pond within our online pond supply store. Read more on our blog on How to Dig a Pond https://www.pondh2o.com/2019/07/03/how-to-dig-a-pond/ and Installing a Pond Liner https://www.pondh2o.com/2019/07/03/installing-pond-liner/.
Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging, and your call will be routed to your local one call center. Tell the operator where you’re planning to dig . Your affected local utility companies will be notified about your intent to dig and will send locators to your dig site to mark the approximate location of buried lines with flags or paint.