Fish pond or Water Garden as it is sometimes referred to is made up of many different parts and when those parts are assembled together correctly, they form a beautiful and naturalistic work of art that changes personality with the time of day, the change of the seasons, and the moods of mother nature.
Most people in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg & Hershey PA think of outdoor grills and patio furniture when they think of outdoor living spaces. Once the outdoor meal is over, what more is there to do in your backyard? While many homeowners turn to pools or hot tubs, they’re discouraged by the amount of maintenance and chemicals required with these amenities.
For the price of a hot tub, a beautiful ecosystem pond can be installed, and less maintenance is required thereby providing more time to relax and enjoy friends and family.
Pools and hot tubs utilize heavy use of chemicals to stay clean. An Ecosystem Pond maintains clarity and quality of water through a balance of fish, plants, river stone, aeration, and filtration, often eliminating the need for chemicals. In northern climates, outdoor grills and similar features are typically enjoyed during the warmer months, whereas a water feature can be enjoyed year-round.
Yes, the formula for water is H2O, but the formula's oxygen contribution alone isn't the only oxygen present in your pond. Just because oxygen is a part of the formula, doesn't mean there's enough of it to sustain aquatic life. The oxygen actually comes from several different sources, but the most common is good old-fashioned absorption. Oxygen from the atmosphere is absorbed into the water. Agitation at the surface and splashing (as in a waterfall or pond aerator) increases the absorption of that oxygen into the water because of the expanded surface area created.
Oxygen is one of, if not the most vital element on the face of this Earth. Read any science journal you can find or even look it up on the Internet. You're not going to find anyone that will dispute that fact. The truth is that oxygen is vital to many different organisms on Earth, not just humans.
Our watery friends are no different. They just get the oxygen from a slightly different source than we do. Fish and aquatic plants get oxygen from the water, so your pond is bursting with life because of the oxygen in and around it.