Custom Pond Design Package
We’ll help you build a successful koi pond the first time.
We’ll help you build a successful koi pond the first time.
A new pond may look beautiful, to begin with, but how will it stand the test of time. Will you enjoy it with your family and friends for years to come, or will you in time, grow to hate the pond because of all the time and effort it takes to maintain it?
Sacramento Koi is a leader in the koi pond industry, and we are the only manufacturer of koi pond equipment that actively builds ponds. This gives us a unique opportunity to see what works, and even more importantly, what doesn’t work when building a koi pond.
Our Pond Design Package is comprised of four essential pieces to ensure that you will have an enjoyable koi pond for years to come.
Whether you’re the architect, builder, or homeowner, we’re here to help you design a successful koi pond.
Whether you’re the architect, builder, or homeowner, we will help you design a pond that you will enjoy from day one and well into the future. A new pond may look beautiful, but if it requires too much of your time to maintain it, you will probably grow to hate it. Throughout the whole design process, we never lose sight of how important it is for your pond to be as easy as possible to maintain.
Once we all agree on the design, Sacramento Koi will provide CAD drawings for the new pond and an interactive 3D rendering of the complete pond. This will make it possible to view everything in its proper place to ensures clarity for the designer, contractor, and homeowner throughout the build.
When building a pond, it’s easy to overlook vital points that can have a detrimental effect on your koi keeping experience. For example, having the proper bottom contour will make your pond floor almost self-cleaning rather than you being forced to regularly brush and net out debris to keep the floor clean.
A pond that is too shallow can lead to headaches with predators attacking your koi. Plumbing that is too small can lead to costly monthly bills because you will need to run pumps larger than necessary to get the proper water flow. Additionally, pipes that are too small will eventually clog with waste.
Without the proper number of bottom drains and jets, the pond’s water flow will be restricted, causing the water quality and clarity to suffer.
Finally, the proper placement of the lights is essential. Underwater lights installed in a pond extends the enjoyment of the pond beyond the daylight hours. At night, because there is no glare from sunlight on the pond surface, the koi become more visible than ever. The purpose of adding lights to a koi pond is to light up the koi, not just the pond. Because of this, the positioning of the lights becomes very important.
The heart of a successful koi pond is the filtration equipment.
We will spec out in detail all of the equipment necessary to build your pond, including any options that you may desire. The heart of a successful koi pond is the filtration system. To ensure your success, we use our Advantage Plug and Play System. This system was designed with both the builder and the user in mind. It is the most straightforward koi pond filtration system available to install, maintain, and service.
Additionally, it’s the only filtration system available with a one year, unconditional satisfaction guarantee. That means that we guarantee that you will love the ease of maintenance and water quality it provides, or we will buy it back, no questions asked.
Having a complete equipment list also makes the bidding process much simpler for everyone involved. Plus, buying all of the equipment from one supplier also makes any warranty issues that may arise much easier to handle.
We also have years of experience with different building material options. Over the years, we’ve built liner, concrete, gunite, and cinder block ponds. Additionally, we have used a variety of interior finishes, including plaster, Pebble Tech, cement sealers, and spray-on liners.
After building the pond, we are there to support the homeowner every step of the way. We will walk them through the startup process to condition the pond, and it’s water so they can safely add koi. From that point on, we are there to assist with how to maintain the pond.
First, we teach how and when to test the water quality. Then, how to make adjustments to ensure a healthy environment for the koi.
Next, we can provide high-quality koi for their new pond if needed. Every October, we travel to Japan to hand-select beautiful koi for our customers.
If the homeowner chooses to register their pond with us, there are some great benefits. When the pond is registered, we will have all the necessary information to help troubleshoot any maintenance issues or problems that may arise.
How do you go about registering the pond? First, the design plans that we provide must be followed carefully, and the equipment must be laid out according to the drawings. All valves and pipes must be labeled and identified with the provided stickers, and photographs of the equipment and valves need to be shared with us. Finally, submit a simple form with details of the pond. For example, how many gallons the pond is, the voltage used, and other pertinent information. Again, this will put us in a great position to assist the homeowner with any pond issues in the future.
You’ll qualify as an Approved Builder if you follow the following steps. Carefully follow the design and the equipment specified on the plans. Most important, however, is that the homeowner is happy 60 days after the completion of the pond.
We’ll then be able to recommend you to those inquiring about building a pond in your area. You will also qualify for sales literature explaining what it means to be an Approved Builder with Sacramento Koi. This will go a long way toward building a homeowner’s confidence in you as a pond builder, and your ability to create their pond right the first time.