Fish & KOI Pond Installation

Backyard Fish & KOI Pond Design

St. Charles, Illinois, Chicagoland – Kane County, Illinois (IL)

Experience One of Our Custom Ponds in Action!

Check out the crystal clear water of this huge pond we created in Galena, Illinois! It has over 110,000 gallons per hour flowing throughout and is filtered by a wetlands bog filtration system. Enjoy!

Experience One of Our Custom Ponds in Action!

Check out the crystal clear water of this huge pond we created in Galena, Illinois! It has over 110,000 gallons per hour flowing throughout and is filtered by a wetlands bog filtration system. Enjoy!

The First Step To Creating A Great Fish Pond... Is To Find The Perfect Space On Your Property.

Ecosystem Fish Ponds

Whether your Chicagoland area home is on a city lot, or an expansive country locale, we have a pond or water garden option available to fit. Deciding to add a fish or KOI pond is the first step to incorporating a quiet retreat, or a beautiful place to entertain guests, in St. Charles, Illinois & Chicagoland area. There are many other things to consider. As in real estate, the key to success with a fish or KOI pond and waterfall, is location, location, location. The best place is where you will see it most, either in proximity to a patio or deck or for viewing your stream and waterfall from indoors. Keeping your pond away from roof runoff and falling leaves, and finding an area free of tree roots, pipes or underground cables are just as important.

Another factor to include when planning your St. Charles, Illinois, or Chicagoland pond is the maintenance requirements. Assessing your availability of time, and desire to maintain plantings and fish, versus a low-maintenance pond is important. Other factors are our climate here in Kane County, Illinois, size, style (formal or informal), water flow, whether to include a waterfall and electricity access for powering a pump. There are also safety considerations, such as electrical and preventing access to small children.

Koi Pond Design

Deciding to incorporate fish or amphibians is important in the designing stages as well. Fish need oxygenated water to survive. Incorporating a fountain or waterfall is an effective way to introduce oxygen into the water. In cooler climates like Chicagoland, fish require a minimum of 24 inches to overwinter under the ice. In warmer climates, fish need the same 24 inches so they can hide from the heat of the day. 

Types of pond fish include the common goldfish and the Japanese Koi. There are dozens of varieties of goldfish, and if cared for properly, they can live up to 25 years. They can grow to more than 12 inches long, are extremely hardy, and are compatible with Japanese Koi.

Koi fish are a popular and beautiful addition to ponds and can survive in freezing conditions. Koi can grow to over 1-2 feet long and live 15 to 20 years. They are known to jump, swim up on lily pads to get trapped food, and can be trained to eat out of your hand.

Koi Pond Design

Deciding to incorporate fish or amphibians is important in the designing stages as well. Fish need oxygenated water to survive. Incorporating a fountain or waterfall is an effective way to introduce oxygen into the water. In cooler climates like Chicagoland, fish require a minimum of 24 inches to overwinter under the ice. In warmer climates, fish need the same 24 inches so they can hide from the heat of the day. 

Types of pond fish include the common goldfish and the Japanese Koi. There are dozens of varieties of goldfish, and if cared for properly, they can live up to 25 years. They can grow to more than 12 inches long, are extremely hardy, and are compatible with Japanese Koi.

Koi fish are a popular and beautiful addition to ponds and can survive in freezing conditions. Koi can grow to over 1-2 feet long and live 15 to 20 years. They are known to jump, swim up on lily pads to get trapped food, and can be trained to eat out of your hand.

Ponds Inc of Illinois has great pond design ideas and we are ready and available to design the water feature of your dreams. Many aspects go into proper planning and design. Contact us today!

Water Gardens

Water Garden Design & Installation

Chicagoland & Kane County, Illinois (IL)

The Water Garden Lifestyle

In this video, hear from owners already enjoying the water garden lifestyle. Contact us today to experience the relaxing benefits of the beautiful water garden lifestyle for yourself!

The Water Garden Lifestyle

In this video, hear from owners already enjoying the water garden lifestyle. Contact us today to experience the relaxing benefits of the beautiful water garden lifestyle for yourself!

From gentle water trickling over rocks leading to a quaint pond to a waterfall cascading into a large pond, surrounded by lush plantings, water gardens have many benefits aside from their beauty. There is nothing like stepping out into your very own area of paradise, complete with soothing sounds that help you relax and unwind from today’s busy lifestyles. Along with the soothing sounds, your water garden will give you an additional area for your Chicagoland, IL outdoor living space that creates a welcoming environment for you and your family. Water features provide an excellent way to support the Kane County, Illinois (IL) environment, attracting all kinds of wildlife from butterflies to birds.

Depending on your style, budget, and space available, the possibilities are endless. Water gardens can be a place to support aquatic fish, such as KOI or many other fish species, and can be a place to house, display, or propagate a variety of aquatic plants. They can also be a habitat for water-loving creatures, such as ducks, turtles, and frogs. Water gardens are designed and installed with various types and sizes of stone, and can incorporate a walking bridge or a sitting bench to enjoy the views up close.

If you have a particular style you are looking for, or if you need help in designing a water garden, the professionals at Ponds Inc. of Illinois (IL), serving St. Charles, Kane County, IL & surrounding areas, will assist with the design and placement of your water garden and will answer any questions you may have. We want to provide you with the water garden of your dreams! Visit our portfolio section to see examples of the various Water garden options we have to offer Chicagoland residents. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. 

If you have a particular style you are looking for, or if you need help in designing a water garden, the professionals at Ponds Inc. of Kane County Illinois (IL) will assist with the design and placement of your water garden and will answer any questions you may have. We want to provide you with the water garden of your dreams! Visit our portfolio section to see examples of the various Water garden options we have to offer Chicagoland residents. Feel free to contact us

pond is a source of relaxation and enjoyment. With proper installation, using the best equipment, your pond will enhance the appearance of your home or business for years to come. To create a healthy ecosystem in your pond, there are vital roles that plants and bacteria play. The use of pumps and filters, along with properly placed edging and rocks, provides equally important roles. Although not every water feature requires fish, they do add elements of beauty that also play an important role in a pond’s ecosystem, by cleaning rocks and gravel while providing nutrients for your pond plants.

waterfall is a beautiful addition to a pond or stream and can transform it into a breathtaking sight. It can be anywhere from a foot to several feet high, providing a splashing sound that further enhances a water garden. A waterfall can have multiple cascades or a single cascade that leads to a stream or pond. Water is then collected in an underground hidden reservoir where it is pumped back up to be recycled for continual use. Existing slopes, reverse grades, and flat elevations can be manipulated to create the perfect installation in any setting.

A properly designed waterfall is important to ensure your satisfaction. Proper height, adequate space for plant placement to avoid damage, and building on a slope for a natural look, are just some of the other important factors in the designing process. Ponds Inc. of Illinois (IL) can design a waterfall that fits in with your St. Charles, Kane County, IL area landscape.

Bogs or Wetlands

Including a lotus, a bog can add an interesting accent to your pond layout or landscape. The lotus is a shallow water plant that grows well in a bog. While the upper parts of the lotus plant will be above water, its roots are always wet. Lotus plants are hardy and the blooms are beautiful, and just a few tubers can result in a splash of color. The lotus bog does not need a large area. Consult with your Ponds Inc of Illinois professional to find the best placement for your bog.

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We Serve the Greater Chicagoland Surrounding Areas Including:

St. Charles, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Cary, Bartlett, Barrington, Algonquin,  Carpentersville, Aurora, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Joliet, Naperville, Oak Park, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, Wheaton, West Dundee

LOCATIONS

We Serve the Greater Chicagoland Surrounding Areas Including:​

St. Charles, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Cary, Bartlett, Barrington, Algonquin,  Carpentersville, Aurora, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Joliet, Naperville, Oak Park, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, Wheaton, West Dundee

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