Are you wondering whether you should choose a pond
kit or build a pond from scratch? Here are some reasons you might want to try the
Installing a pond isn't difficult, but it does involve
planning, equipment and a number of important steps to success. In order to make
pond creation faster and simpler, the best pond manufacturers in the business
have assembled complete, or nearly complete, kits in a variety of sizes
suitable for ponds, pondless waterfalls and blended units. Using a kit is like
having a seasoned pro who knows water features and the specifics of a
particular brand of equipment advising you every step of the way.
Because our pond kits use integrated components and
are fully tested, using one eliminates the time-consuming and annoying
"gotchas" that can plague home improvement projects.
If you're more into the final product -- a fully
functional water feature -- than the process of getting there, a pond kit can
be a valuable tool. If you love the
creative side of landscape design more than the nuts and bolts (shovels and
sealant), these kits are typically flexible enough to allow your imagination
full reign, too.
Going pondless - Want
a less elaborate water feature for your landscape? If you enjoy the sparkling look
and babbling sound of the wet stuff, but without the large volume of water and critters
to care for, a pondless waterfall may be the perfect solution. With this type
of water feature, a re-circulating pump and gravity help create a beautiful,
watery display. You get all the drama, but with less labor and maintenance
involved. A pondless waterfall is a great choice for a small space, or for a
special display near an entry, deck, patio or picture window.
At Loch Ness
Water Gardens, we carry the highest quality pond and waterfall kits available. This translates to:
A straightforward installation
Fewer potential problems down the road
A longer useful life for your equipment
Worry free enjoyment of your water
. . . And did we mention fun? Yea, lots
A pond kit is often a better bargain than buying the
components and accessories separately and trying to put them together yourself.
It's a solution that saves money -- and time. If your goal is to install a DIY
pond over, say, a weekend, using a kit is an inspired idea.
All our kits include free shipping.
Our kits are bundled with a free copy of Water Garden
Lifestyles, a coffee table book filled with inspiring photos and useful
information. Browse through it before you grab a shovel, and you're sure to see
new ways to create a dynamite pond.
If you'd like assistance selecting the right pond
kit for your application, or have a unique vision for the perfect pond and want
help building a custom kit, please contact our design department at: [email protected]
Loch Ness Water
kit pricing is as competitive as you're likely to find. Many kits are deeply discounted,
with prices often as low as our manufacturers contractually allow. If you see a
kit available cheaper, it's likely a misprint or from an unauthorized source (which could result in a voided warranty).
Great Customer Service
We back our claims with exemplary customer support,
too. Our job doesn't end when a kit leaves our warehouse:
to answer your pond product questions via phone (Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
M-F, EST) or, of course, by email. You choose.
Here's what pond
and waterfall kit customers are saying about their purchases:
". . . comes
with everything you need to build a nice waterfall." - Jonathan Kennedy (2013)
- Aquascape, waterfall pond kit
installed the Aquascape product as indicated in the directions and now have a
1000-gallon fish pond that is working remarkably well." - Spgaskins (2011)
- Aquascape, MicroPond® kit
my first time installing a water feature and I must say, despite my initial
reservations, the project turned out great, better than I envisioned." - Arnaud
Lacour (2011) - Aquascape, pondless waterfall kit
install, this waterfall makes a beautiful, soothing center of visual and audio
interest in our backyard." - C.
Tochterman (2014) - Atlantic Water Gardens, waterfall kit
results. This kit contains everything you need to have a beautiful waterfall.
For safety reasons we needed a pondless waterfall and this one is perfect!"
- Deborah Wolfe (2014) - Atlantic Water Gardens, pond-free professional waterfall
To Pond or Not
Are you still on
the fence about installing a pond on your property? Consider these interesting
Based on information released by the American Public
Health Association (APHA), watching fish swimming actually triggers a
“relaxation response” in humans that can help reduce blood pressure and
contribute to better heart health. [source: APHA]
In a 2013 article published by the National
Association of Realtors, the "gourmet pond" designed for beauty --
and fish farming -- was listed as a big future trend. Wondering what you could
stock in a backyard fish farming setup? Popular
farm fish include tilapia and bluegill. Delicious. [source: National
Association of Realtors]
If you love the idea of maintaining an attractive
pond on your landscape, you're not alone. Many celebrities share your
enthusiasm for water features and finny pets. Here are a few: Steven Spielberg,
Ron Howard, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga and Eminem.
When it comes to ornamental fish, sometimes the best
view is from up top. In fact, koi fish are bred specifically for their
attractive characteristics (like color and pattern) as viewed from above. They
can really put on a show at feeding time -- and that's a water feature worthy
of the name!
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Natural Resources Conservation Service, a backyard pond is ". . . a natural, relaxing, and scenic addition that can
provide interest and enjoyment."
So, what are you waiting for?