Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nature's Filters

In Laguna we have two ponds. One is in the front of the house, above ground with four or five waterfalls spilling out of the rocks that surround it. I used to have koi in it but it became too big of a battle to keep the varmints that wanted to eat them for dinner at bay so now it is just for looks. There is a huge pump, two filters and UV light that work the whole system and a guy that comes every couple weeks to make sure everything is operating as it should. Then there is this little pond that is basically a hole we dug in the ground and covered with a liner and filled with water about 12 years ago. It has no mechanics and uses the plants for a filter system and the goldfish keep it clean. It is hard to see in this picture, but the water is sparkling clear. We dredge it out every four or five years and that's it. Varmints are welcome!


VW said...

I think my favorite part would have to be the guy that comes to take care of it every few weeks. Ponds sound like so much fun, but I don't think I could keep up with the maintenance.

azplantlady said...


I love how you have set up your pond to take care of itself naturally. I used to design water features for clients and it was a pain to include all the supportive equipment they required.

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