Does the county give guidelines as to the required pump’s size?
If not, grab a $25 pump and some tubing. Sit the pump on the bottom, and you have a few options. Make it as a fountain and let it spray up. Or attach a cute spitter and have it spray into the pond. Or make a little waterfall area by covering a small area with plastic, top with stones and situate the tubing so that the water returns to the pool. Even if it’s just a teeny falls, the goldfish will love it! They’ll swim under it, get pushed down, circle around a go again. It’s like a fish roller coaster!
An added bonus to any of the options is that you will be adding the sound of water.
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Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your article on ponds without pumps. I will be taking your advice this spring when I (rebuild) my starter pond from last year. I just want plants – no fish, maybe a frog or two, a place for birds to take a bath. Now I know its okay to have less than clear water and plants without pots and dirt. Wish me luck.
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So good to read your post Robert! I created a large pond about 6 or so years ago and have been using pumps but the work they entail is too much! I’ve got a fair amount of plants and plenty fish and frogs too now. The look is green and friends all tell me I need to drain it and clean it but I’m with you – you don’t see nature emptying and cleaning natural ponds! Thanks again, great post!
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