All of the Components Needed to Start Your Pond
Pond kits are the easiest way to build a professional-looking pond in your backyard without having to cough up the extravagant price it would take to hire a garden contactor. To save the time and money it takes planning and shopping for all the components needed to install a pond in your yard, complete pond kits have become a popular choice for many homeowners. It's the perfect kit for beginner ponders.
Pond kits usually include a liner , underlayment, aquafalls, pump , silicone sealer and anything else that will be needed to properly build your pond. More expensive and complete pond kits include every imaginable piece of equipment you'll need to get started - pond skimmers, starter bacteria and dechlorinators, koi food and even a pond thermometer.
Pond kits make building a pond much easier than going out and choosing each component individually - especially since most pond kits also come with installation instructions!
Pond kits are available in different sizes (though it's difficult to find them for ponds larger than 8x11 feet in size). Some of the kits are for ponds less than 100 gallons which makes it hard for plants to root, makes fish prey to predators and it means you have to winterize your fish. Paying the difference for a slightly larger volume pond kit would be advantageous in the long run.
If you are new to the world of ponding, then the pond kits are a great way to start. Just remember, pond kits provide the basic equipment and instructions necessary to build and maintain a long-lasting garden pond. But they don't take specific problems into consideration that could arise in your backyard. Landscaping and decorating your garden pond is up to you - once the pond kit is assembled. For example, décor such as waterfalls and fountains can be combined with a pond kit for added backyard ambience.
Another thing to remember before purchasing a pond kit is the time involved in maintaining it and growing it. Some people think all you do is set up the pond and enjoy its beauty, however; there is more time involved than you may think. Do your homework.
Pond kits usually cost from $500 to $1,700 online.