Architects really know their stuff when it comes to buildings, but ponds are definitely one of their weak spots when it comes to design, equipment, and circulation.
The real first mistake they make is not having a pond builder in their back pocket for design questions. If they consulted a pond builder during the designing phase of a project, these 3 big mistakes could be easily avoided.
Architects are known for making beautiful curving, edges that make very cool nooks and crannies which become debris catchers.
The most beautiful lagoon looking ponds with hidden spot back in the trees and bushes create a pond builder’s nightmare.
The builder must then come in and find a way to filter these nooks and crannies. While it is possible using multiple skimmers, that can drive the price up significantly.
Multiple skimmers could also mean more pumps are needed, driving the cost up further, along with a crazy electric bill later on.
Fluid dynamics are something architects frequently overlook also.
They don’t take into consideration that the water in a pond needs to flow a particular way in order for filters, and especially skimmers to pick debris from the pond.
When that flow is interrupted, the debris will settle to the pond floor, creating a mucky mess that you must remove by hand later on.
When an architect designs a pool, they are typically very familiar with the equipment used, and spec accordingly.
The pond industry makes this difficult as there are no real standards, so architects are forced to guess.
When the pond builder shows up on the scene, the space left for pond equipment can be undersized, forcing us to invade space designated for something else, or stick equipment right out in plain view, mucking up an otherwise lovely view.
If you have an architect drawing up plans for your house, insure they are connected with a well trained pond builder that will help make your dream pond possible, while avoiding these simple mistakes.
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Leslie Triplett, The Pond Gal
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