A pond can be a beautiful addition to any business. A pond can be used indoors or outdoors, and there are many benefits of having one in your location. Ponds provide beauty, wellness opportunities, air quality improvements, and educational opportunities for the children who visit.
1. How to plan the design of your pond
You can install a pond or water garden inside or outside of your business. When you are designing your pond, there are many factors to consider, including how much space it will take up, where you want sunlight to reach the plants in the water, and what kind of safety precautions need to be installed.
You can also choose between building an above-ground or underground pond; you should decide which would best fit into your business. You can choose any shape pond that suits your particular situation:
- Irregular shape
But, make sure that your water feature is accessible to those with disabilities: There must be wheelchair pathways around the water feature.
2. What types of fish can you have in a pond?
You can have any kind of fish that you desire in your pond. There are many different types of fish to choose from, including koi, goldfish, grass carp, and more.
Koi are perfect for a business because they are colorful, have minimal maintenance needs, and can grow big. They are not aggressive towards humans or other fish, making them ideal for a pond where children might be present. Goldfish are also good fish to have in a pond. Unlike koi, goldfish have less vibrant colors and will not grow as big. They are also reasonably easy to care for, but they do require more frequent maintenance than koi.
Grass carp are suitable for a business because they eat all of the algae in your pond while also leaving other fish alone. They also are a common fish to find in ponds. All three of these types of fish require different amounts of care, but they all make great pond inhabitants.
3. What types of plants will thrive in a pond?
There are many different types of plants that you can place in a pond. Some good choices for plants include water lilies, giant reeds, and cattails. Water lilies are great because they provide shade and hiding spots for the fish.
Giant reeds are an excellent plant because it breaks down pollutants in your pond and prevents algae from growing on its leaves. While cattails help clean the water by trapping dirt and other debris as well as providing fish with shelter.
4. The benefits of having an indoor or outdoor water feature
Having a water feature will improve the ambiance of your business and make your customers want to stay longer. An outdoor pond can also attract animals, such as butterflies and hummingbirds, which give the impression that your business cares for its environment. The sound of running water is calming and makes people feel at ease. All of these decisions should be carefully considered before designing an indoor or outdoor pond.
Indoor and outdoor ponds also benefit the environment of your workers. Indoor ponds can help your workers to stay focused and be more productive. Having a pond of fish indoors can also improve the air quality, which is beneficial for those with allergies or breathing difficulties.
5. Pond maintenance and safety precautions
All fish ponds require management to ensure that they are safe for everyone involved. You always to be stopping algae blooms from occurring in your pond, which can lower the oxygen levels in the water and suffocate your fish.
You should also check the health of your filter and pump to ensure that they are safe and working correctly. All outdoor ponds require some type of fencing to prevent anyone from falling in. They also need a cover over the pump and filter to protect it from debris and dirt, which can clog the pump and filter.
Okeanos Group in New York can help you design and build a custom indoor or outdoor pond that is perfect for your business. They can also help you install and manage your fish pond to keep it healthy and safe for all involved. Contact Okeanos Group to learn more.