Turning a task into a DIY project not only saves you a lot of money but also gives you the maximum satisfaction that something is a product of your hardwork. Look around your house, everything is DIY-able. You need not to always run to a store or call for professional help when you are in need of something. All that you need is to be creative and learn a few skills related to building.
If you like Koi fish for pets, you certainly need to make a Koi pond as their dwelling place. Can that be done in do-it-yourself fashion? Of course.
A Koi is a relative of the goldfish family. Unlike the goldfish, however, which can live and behave in an indoor aquarium, Kois need to be outdoors. They need lots of room to move and roam around. They also grow very fast so make sure that you have enough space to allot to a Koi pond in your garden or yard. Now that you know Kois are high maintenance pets, do you still like to keep a couple of them? Well, then, here is a step-by-step on how to build a Koi Pond:
Step 1: Gather around your needed materials. This is all about a small-scale construction. You need to have a concrete plan on what to build because any mistake can be costly. A Koi pond is mostly a concrete piece of structure that is more like the pool only with a few important additions like vegetation to serve as food for your pets.
Step 2: Do your research. It will help greatly if you are well-informed about the project. Know everything that you need to know by reading articles online that could give you the bright idea on how to do it right at the first attempt. You may also ask some professional help. Call in a contractor and ask about the best materials to use, the best place to build the pond, etc.
Step 3: Create a plan. As with any building project, careful planning is key. You need to have a concrete goal and a concrete method of getting to that goal. Go to the drawing board and start doing the layout of the pond. Make sure that your design will fit into your target space.
Step 4: Start working. Remember that you need this place to be big and deep. The bigger and deeper you make the pond, the better for your Kois.
Step 5: Install the important additions such as filtration, bottom drains, and settlement chambers among others.