Pond Makeover for Lisa's Small Courtyard Garden in Houston


Lisa's house had a pond when she bought the place. It didn't take long for her to fall in love with watching and feeding her colorful fish. But the pond was small and plastic and the existing filter system wasn't keeping the water clear. She called us out to make it bigger, deeper, and more natural-looking. She is very happy with the results. She was on the Houston Pond tour this year and was thrilled.
After
After
Before
Before
During the reconstruction, you can see the opening to the cave that the fish can hide in.  The Biofalls biological filter will be concealed inside the waterfall.
During the reconstruction, you can see the opening to the cave that the fish can hide in. The Biofalls biological filter will be concealed inside the waterfall.
Juan takes a close-up look at the fish!
Juan takes a close-up look at the fish!
Here's a better look at the waterfall
Here's a better look at the waterfall

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  • Shawn Delavar
    on Jan 29, 2017

    What is a total cost of a project like this and what type of maintenance and cost is involved?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Feb 1, 2017

      They wrote in the comments : Total cost is around $8000 including the Biological filter and the skimmer mechanical filter, all plumbing, pump, liner, and several tons of hand-set Moss Rock boulders. We clean this pond and the Biofilter once a year. The homeowner empties the skimmer when it's full of leaves and adds beneficial bacteria perhaps monthly. Once the ecosystem is established, there is very little maintenance required.

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  • Thank you very much! It will be on the Houston Pond Tour this May, if you'd like to visit it in person.

  • Total cost is around $8000 including the Biological filter and the skimmer mechanical filter, all plumbing, pump, liner, and several tons of hand-set Moss Rock boulders. We clean this pond and the Biofilter once a year. The homeowner empties the skimmer when it's full of leaves and adds beneficial bacteria perhaps monthly. Once the ecosystem is established, there is very little maintenance required.

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