Anyone else keep Koi?
Back in England I made a huge Koi pond that took up 1/3 of my back yard. I dug it by hand
and it was big enough to take two swimming strokes across and was 6 feet deep!
The edge was raised with railroad ties so you could sit on the edge and feed the fish by hand. The water inside came right to the top of the edge.
I had a huge over size filter system, skimmer, waterfall and lighting all controlled by remote control.
I used to love turning all the filters off at night and the lights on, then going out and watching the fish with a drink in hand.
The fish looked like they were floating in glass. You could see bugs on the bottom 6 feet down...
I miss it.
So my new place has a pond 160feet long, and 60 feet across.
It was pretty much stagnant at the beginning of this year when I bought the place. The only life was bull frogs.
I already put a fountain in it over summer and fall and the water was a lot better, but I also got an explosion of weed that I will have to deal with.
I plan to implement a waterfall and some sort of filtersystem in spring... and then stock it with some Koi.