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Thinking about a Garden Pond

Enjoy the sight and sound of cascading water or watch the fish and frogs frolic through the beautiful blooming water lilies. Immerse yourself throughout the evening by considering underwater lighting.  

The Water Garden Co., has the experience to design and build a beautiful water feature for you and also offers various pond maintenance programs.  Our sister brand, Eddie’s Aquarium Centre has been serving our community since 1975. 

Considerations when designing your water feature.

Water Gardens are typically 2 feet deep which will allow Pond Fish 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, our sister company Eddie’s Aquarium Center offers many FREE seminars throughout the season to help you with every step. We also have the systems and formulas in place that really work to help you maintain a healthy pond that is truly easy to care for.