Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I choose a ‘Natural Swimming Pond’ over a chlorinated pool?

Here are 8 reasons:

  1. It provides a beautiful backyard aesthetic.
  2. Excellent water quality.
  3. Chemical-free water treatment.
  4. Does not leave you with itchy red eyes, dry skin or wanting a shower.
  5. Creating a habitat for wildlife and flora.
  6. Reduced maintenance costs over conventional pools.
  7. It’s a work of art – a lot of sweat and artistry goes into natural swimming ponds via the aesthetics and natural filtration.
  8. Multidimensional and enjoyable all year around.

Is a waterscape pond worth the investment?

A backyard pond brings the ‘wow’ factor and offers many benefits for you, your family and your home. Ponds are ‘artwork’ for your backyard and will enhance your lifestyle. Beauty, tranquility, relaxation and fun all relate to what a backyard pond brings to your home. Breathe in the fresh air, feed the fish, listen to the splashing of water, frogs, and birds, gaze upon the ever-changing wildlife of plants, birds, dragonflies, and just unwind in its tranquil existence.

There are so many benefits and alternatives to choose from in designing a waterscape feature that is just right for you and your family. We will take your aspirations, size of the yard, favorite features, child-safe apprehensions and budget into consideration and create a customized quote tailored for your personal desires.

How long does it take to build?

Once we have considered all your desires and custom-designed a water feature to suit your lifestyle and property, we can build and have it functioning very quickly. The time of the build will depend on the size, complexity, and if any delays (such as weather) spring up. We will continue to partner with you with ongoing development and maintenance.

Do water gardens use a lot of electricity?

A properly designed water feature, using our recommended top quality Aquascape Inc. equipment uses very minimal electricity. If you compare the running of a conventional swimming pool, our natural filtration swimming ponds use up to 10 times less electricity.

How durable is the liner?

Firestone EPDM Pond Liners come with a 20-year guarantee, so you can have confidence that it is going to last. There is also a heavy-duty pond underlayment and together with the liner, they are specifically designed for pond features, such as rocks, pebbles, and sand. We are trained and experienced with Firestone installation.

How do I keep my pond clean?

The maintenance on a naturally filtered eco-system pond is actually a lot simpler, eco-friendly, and inexpensive compared to a normal swimming pool. The natural filtration system does most of the work for you. We offer maintenance tips and visits to keep your paradise looking fresh and inviting.

How long does it take for the water to clear in my new pond?

After a new pond is installed and depending on the size of your pond, the residual silt needs some time to settle. It can take anywhere from a matter of hours up to a week or so for the water to clear.

Do we need a fence?

Please check your local council regulations, most will stipulate that fish ponds and fountains do not need safety barriers. We have access to more information, so please make an inquiry.