Want to stir up controversy among pond builders and koi keepers? Ask their opinion on putting gravel on the bottom of the pond. The anti-gravel camp warns that gravel traps… Read More »Should I Put Gravel on the Bottom of my Koi Pond?
It used to be the only way to enjoy backyard swimming would be to install a high-maintenance, heavily chlorinated pool with an unnatural blue liner and boring concrete deck. Well… Read More »Natural Swim Ponds with Natural Boulders
Do you want to enjoy the sights and sounds of flowing water, but you don’t have the time, budget or space to install a full-sized pond? Or maybe you have… Read More »How to Create and Maintain a Patio Pond
If you’re like us, you love your daytime pond, but, a lot of the time, you work late and don’t get home until dark. That’s where pond lighting comes in.… Read More »Pond Lighting 101: How to Pick the Right Lights
Looking to spruce up your yard but don’t have a lot of space? Fountains and container water gardens are the perfect way to add a splash of water to your… Read More »What Water Features Can I Fit in a Small Space?
Isn’t it nice having a place where you can escape? Whether it’s by your pond, in your car or in a quiet bedroom, you always know you have a distraction-free… Read More »Fish Caves: A Way to Stop Birds from Eating Your Fish
You’re a capable do-it-yourselfer who can find the pointy end of a shovel. You’re not afraid to get dirt under your fingernails. And now you want a pond. How hard… Read More »I Want to Build a Pond. Where Do I Start?
Pond fish owners generally fall into one of two camps: people who just want to kick back and watch the pretty fish at the end of a long day, and… Read More »Ecosystem Ponds vs. Koi Museums: What’s the Difference?
We didn’t invent the ecosystem that keeps our fish happy and our water crystal clear. Nature did. What we try to do is replicate nature in a man-made environment. So… Read More »How to Create a Low-Maintenance Ecosystem Pond
We love ponds here at Splash. They’re low-maintenance, beautiful and provide a great place for supervised kids and pets to hang out (not to mention a tranquil place to relax… Read More »What is a Disappearing (Pondless) Waterfall?