Here are some of the common questions about Swim Ponds.  If you don't see an answer to your particular question, please go to our Contact Us page and either send us an email or give us a call.  We'd be glad to help!


How much maintenance is there compared to a normal swimming pool?

You can swim in a Natural Swim Ponds (NSP) immediately.  Once an NSP has reached equilibrium, it requires considerably less regular maintenance than a conventional swimming pool. Seasonal care and maintenance is still required over the course of the year, though even this differs from care of a conventional swimming pool. For example, there is no chemical cost involved.


How long does it take to install a Swim Pond?

That depends on whether we are converting an existing pool or starting from an empty yard.  It also depends on the size and the amount of work done.  My best answer is to let me look at what you want done and I'll be able to give you an accurate project time.


Do you have customer service?

Of course! I"m available to answer your questions 24/7/365.


Do you help me choose the right plants?

Of course! I"m available 24/7/365 to answer your questions about choosing the best plants for your particular installation.

Does a backyard pond require pool chemicals?

Answer:  There are no chemicals used or needed in a backyard pond.

Does a backyard pond require an aerator?

Answer:   It is recommended to have one installed as it helps significantly with the ponds eco-system.

Is there a specific depth requirement for a backyard pond?

Answer:  Ponds are usually one to two meters deep; however ponds can be different depths and sizes depending if you are adding fish to the pond environment.

Does a garden pond require a UV light system?

Answer:  It is recommended to install a UV light system with any garden pond.  If you wish to add fish to your pond, a UV light is strongly recommended due to fish fecal matter which dramatically increases the growth of bad bacteria and algae.  This can be harmful to humans and fatal to your fish life in the pond.

Does the pond need to be drained prior to the winter season?

Answer:  No the pond does not need to be drained like a conventional pool.  It can be left in its natural state because you may want to use the pond as a skating rink in the winter months.  Just disconnect the UV light unit, pump hoses and fittings and also trim back specific pond plants to encourage strong growth in the spring.