Koi Pond Design

How important is the design?

Today there is a serious problem when it comes to a well functioning koi pond design. The problem lies in the fact that very few people can agree on what constitutes a proper koi pond design.

Most people who decide to build a koi pond start out very excited, and are determined to build it right the first time. Then the problem starts. When they start researching and talking to their friends about koi pond design, they soon get overwhelmed with conflicting information.

Much of the advice comes from individuals who, although well meaning, have limited experience in regards to koi pond design. They may have built a pond that turned out to be very successful, but unless you build a koi pond exactly the same size and shape, what worked for them may not work for you.


For a koi pond design to truly be successful, it needs to meet three basic requirements.

  • First, it needs to provide excellent water quality. This doesn’t mean just clear water, but water that is healthy for the koi. Without healthy water your koi experience could be one of constantly treating sick koi.
  • Second, it needs to be built so that predators cannot harm the koi. Having a “deep area” for them to hide is not enough. The whole pond needs to be deep enough and contoured in a fashion so that predators will not even waste their time trying to get to the koi.
  • Third, a successful koi pond design should be as easy as possible to maintain. Many koi ponds, due to their poor design, are extremely difficult and time consuming to take care of.

The Advantage Koi Pond Design System takes all the guess work out of building a koi quality koi pond.

Each of the five ponds in this series of designs, ranging from 1,500 to 15,000 gallons, have been built, tested, and refined to assure you that they will not only provide excellent water quality, but are also amazingly easy to maintain.

Whichever pond you choose, we guarantee that if the design plans are followed closely, it will give you a pond both you and your koi will be pleased with for years to come.