There are nine major components necessary to maintain a proper aquatic eco-system.
Skimmer - We use a low maintenance skimmer with overflow design and optional accurate pond level fill valve. This allows for exact water level control eliminating pond edge erosion. These skimmers are designed to hide the ponds mechanics and reduce maintenance.
Underlayments - A soft, woven underlayment padding is easy to install covering all vertical areas and providing a more professional appearance. This type of underlayment also allows developing gasses to escape.
Rocks and Gravel - Adding rocks and gravel to your liner will reduce maintenance and the need for many chemicals as well as creating a more natural look. Naturally occurring bacteria will form on the surface areas of the rocks and will break down the fish waste and other organic material. The rocks also protect the liner from the sun’s harmful rays extending the life of the liner.
Bacteria - Bacteria are essential as it keeps the environment in balance by naturally breaking down algae that develops in the water.
Plants - Marginal plants rooted directly into the gravel of the pond will also help clean the water by using the pond nutrients to grow and release oxygen into the water for the fish which completes the natural eco-system.