By The Water Consultant
19 Jun 2017
6:47 PM

Is My Home Suitable For A Koi Pond? Get Some Answers Here.

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If you’re designing your brand new home or are just looking to add something to your current home, and you’ve got a love for koi, you might have some questions about whether a koi pond will fit well in your plans. We can help you!


Is my home big enough for a koi pond?

Ponds don’t just need to be rectangular. They can occupy unused space in your home such as corners or the area below your stairs, and they can come in many shapes and sizes. You can also place them on your balcony or in your garden.


koi pond can be placed under the stairs
Your koi pond can be placed in any under-utilised space, like under the staircase.


Besides your pond, you will also need to allow some space for the filtration system. This space need not be large if you use the Urban Space Saving Biomechanical Pressure Filter, which also allows for cleaning without getting your hands wet.

Another point you might like to consider is that koi may start small but will grow quite quickly. A reasonable space is therefore recommended to allow for that growth.


koi pond allows room for koi to grow
Be sure to provide enough space for the koi to grow.


A minimum size to start with should be a pond averaging about 1.2 by 0.75 metres, and 0.6 metres in depth, but bigger is of course better!


Is it possible to have my koi pond indoors?

Having your koi pond indoors just requires a convenient space for the pond and the filter system. You can save space and cut down on having to deal with a mess with a dry-hands cleaning filter system such as the Biomechanical Pressure Filter.


space saving koi pond
Your koi pond doesn’t need to take up much space.


You might want to take some precautions if you have small children or pets. If your furry friend loves to swim, you might not have a problem with that, but the problem comes when they get out and get pond water everywhere!

What kind of space or environment do I need for a koi pond?

Any space with free access and room for your filtration system is fine, although a shady location and a place where you can view the pond comfortably would be ideal. A must would be access to a drain and a water supply.

Is it very expensive to maintain a koi pond?

The cost of maintenance would depend on the size of your pond and the type of filtration. We usually service ponds once or twice a month, depending on the type of filter.

Traditional mat filters and under-gravel filters tend to require more time to maintain and are usually more messy to service. Modern filters such as the Urban Space Saving Biomechanical Pressure Filter are simpler and less time-consuming. In addition, you can keep your hands dry with its Dry-Hands cleaning system! With this system, many owners will find it easy and quick to do it themselves.


compact dry hands cleaning filter system
The space saving filter (pictured on the right) is compact and convenient.


Need more help? We can assist you! Contact us here.