Pond Construction & Maintenance

Thinking about a garden pond?

Enjoy the sight and sound of cascading water, watch the fish and frogs frolic through the beautiful blooming water lilies, experience the underwater lighting as you relax with a water feature right in your own back yard.

Eddies Aquarium has been helping many capital district home owners create beautiful low maintenance water features at their home. For those of you who desire the lifestyle with out the work, our sister company, The Water Garden Co., has the experience to design and build a beautiful water feature for you. The Water Garden Company also offers various pond maintenance programs.

Considerations when designing your water feature.

WaterGardens are typically 2 feet deep which will allow Pond Fish (Excluding Large Koi) to winter over in the Capital District area (Zone 4-5). Water Gardens rely more heavily on natural filtration through aquatic plants than do Koi ponds.

Koi Ponds should be 3-5 feet deep and best results are achieved when a bottom drain is installed. Koi ponds will require better filtration to maintain maximum water quality due to the fact that Koi love to eat plants. Also, ponds deeper than two feet may require fencing depending on your local building code.


Consider positioning your water feature where it will be visible from as many areas as possible. Viewing (and hearing) your pond from inside as well as outside is certainly a plus. 

Electricity is a must, and we recommend a dedicated GFCI circuit be used for safety. Consult a licensed electrician for a recommendation.  

For the do it yourselfer, Eddies offers many FREE seminars through out the season to help you with every step. We have the systems and formulas in place that really work to help you maintain a healthy system that is truly easy to care for.