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5 Benefits of an Ecosystem Pond

Today we are going to be outlining the environmental benefits of installing an ecosystem pond.

At Clearwater Creations, we have been helping homeowners install and maintain ponds and water features since 2011 and we’d love to share our experience and expertise with you!

We’ll take a closer look at what an ecosystem pond is and the great benefits that come along with owning one. So, let’s get started!

 

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Discover the great benefits of an ecosystem pond

 

5 Benefits of an Ecosystem Pond

1. An Ecosystem Pond Is Easy to Maintain

An ecosystem pond is a small geographic area that contains living organisms such as plants, animals and microbes as well as non-living parts such as rocks, gravel, water, soil and air. These components interact with each other to form their own little “bubble of life”. When planned out and set up properly, ecosystem ponds can create a complete, low-maintenance system that works together with nature to provide food, shelter, and safety to the wildlife and plants that lives in and around them.

There are 5 key elements that need to be present and working together to maintain a healthy and thriving ecosystem pond. They include a filtration system, a recirculating system, aquatic plants, rocks and gravel, and fish. The most common problem occurring to upset the balance of ecosystem ponds is having too much algae.

Each of these 5 elements play an equally important role in keeping your ecosystem balanced and your algae levels under control. Together these 5 elements can help you maintain a naturally balanced ecosystem without the need for over-filtering or adding large amounts of chemicals to your pond which makes them easier to maintain than a swimming pool.

 

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An ecosystem pond is relatively low maintenance

 

2. An Ecosystem Pond Helps Local Wildlife

When you put a pond on your property, you will not only be adding to the beauty of your landscape, but you will also be supporting your local wildlife. Adding fish to your pond will help to maintain the balance of your pond’s ecosystem. They eat algae which effectively reduces its growth and they also bottom feed to keep your ponds floor clean.

As your fish swim around your pond, they will help to stir up the water so that it can flow into your filters. In addition, they are relatively easy-to-care for pets and are quite beautiful to watch.

But fish aren’t the only wildlife that will help to benefit your pond. Dragonflies, frogs, and birds will also find refuge and make your pond their home; this is a good thing. Baby frogs and toads will feed on your algae to help keep it down and adult frogs, birds, and dragonflies will feast on the insects including mosquitoes, thus controlling their numbers.

 

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Adding fish to your pond will help to control algae and keep it clean

 

3. An Ecosystem Pond Can Help You Conserve Water

Installing an ecosystem pond is a great way to conserve water. You pond will naturally collect rainwater similar to a rain barrel. If you would normally use a sprinkler attached to your garden hose to water your lawn, you can instead use the water in your pond to keep it green and healthy all summer long.

If you have other flower beds or a vegetable garden, you can also use the water from your pond to water them. Simply dip a watering can into your pond and water away. Using your pond water to do your outside watering will not only be good for the environment, but it will also help you cut down on costly water bills throughout the summer months.

In addition, the plants that grow in and around your pond water themselves from the water in your pond, so they require much less maintenance than other plants.

 

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Your pond will collect rainwater and help your cut down on your water usage

 

4. An Ecosystem Pond Is a Great Alternative to a Swimming Pool

You can design your pond so that it has one area for vegetation and another area for swimming and paddling. The biggest advantage to using an ecosystem pond for swimming is that, as we already said, it practically cleans itself without using added chemicals. You simply will want to skim off any surface debris before you go swimming.

You also don’t have to be constantly testing the water and you won’t have to cover it during the winter. In fact, you could use your pond as an ice rink when it freezes over to extend your family fun all year long.

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Use your pond as an ice rink during the winter months

 

5. An Ecosystem Pond Develops Environmental Awareness

Having your own ecosystem pond can help you and your family develop a greater awareness and appreciation of your environment. A pond will help you and your children learn firsthand about how natural ecosystems work.

If possible, include your children in the planning and building of your pond as well as its maintenance. Children who grow up helping to tend to the ecosystem will better understand how important it is to look after and protect the environment.

 

Want Your Own Ecosystem Pond? Contact Clearwater

Clearwater Creations can expertly design and install the perfect ecosystem pond to complement and enhance your backyard space. All of our water features are created using the highest quality materials and installed with expertise to provide you with a natural space that you can enjoy for years to come.

Our unique and environmentally friendly ponds can include a variety of plants and fish of your choice. Contact the water feature experts at Clearwater Creations today to install your own ecosystem pond.

 

 

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The experts at Clearwater can build you an ecosystem pond you’ll love!

 

Looking for a special water feature for your backyard in Peterborough, Northumberland, Clarington and the Durham Region? Clearwater Creations can do it for you. Contact us today for an estimate and then sit back and enjoy

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“To say it quick and simple Tim and Joey are amazing. This was a big idea for us (20×40 pond, plus intake bay, plus wetland filtration area) and a big investment for us. The idea and research started over a year before the project did and we were nervous because of the lack of information or companies that did a large scale recreational ponds. Tim and Joey gave us the time and information we needed to comfortably move forward. We never felt rushed and they always clearly and thoughtfully answered our questions and explained options or scenarios. They listened to our thoughts and ideas and brought them to life in a way that was beyond our expectations. Their dedication and love for what they do shines through in the work that they do. They are artists and we and everyone who sees what they have done are blown away by the beauty of their creation. Thank you both for your efforts, your patience and your vision. We could not be happier and you should both be very proud of the work you did at our home. 10/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars”
– Suzy Farhoud

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