So-Cal Ponds, Inc. is a California licensed landscape contractor specialized in the designing and building of custom koi ponds, frog ponds, water gardens, and pondless water features. We are Los Angeles County’s ONLY Authorized Helix Contractor. We always take into consideration the maintenance and cleaning of the pond and want to make this task as minimal as possible. Let’s face it, if it’s difficult or time-consuming to clean and maintain it won’t be done. All of our water features are designed to be low maintenance, environmentally friendly and wildlife desired. We have built water gardens as small as 250 gallons and as large as a hybrid koi pond of 20,000+ gallons, several natural ponds of 50,000 gallons with many water features in between. We are happy to design and build any sized water feature we can. After all, pond construction is what we do! Visit our contact page or give us a call at 818.541.9944 and someone will be in touch shortly.
We are local to the foothills of Pasadena, and along the 210 freeway, however we serve all of Southern California including Ventura, Orange, San Diego and San Bernardino Counties. If we can not help you for one reason or another, we are in close contact with a nationwide network of Pond and Landscape Contractors who know the ins and outs of the pond world that are willing and able to help you with whatever you may need assistance with.
Pond Design and Pond Construction
Over the years we have seen many ponds. Some have been built by the homeowners themselves. These ponds are often “impulse” ponds, meaning the pond is built because someone read a magazine or watched a 10 minute video and thought “I can do that.” There is a lot that goes into pond design and pond construction, like PLANNING and making sure the right equipment is being used. When a pond kit is purchased at a big box store for $99.99 you can almost guarantee the pond will fail within six months.
A well designed and constructed pond will cost several thousands of dollars. Often times many key components such as adequate pumps, aeration and most importantly filtration are overlooked. When these items are overlooked, it is setting the pond up for a guaranteed failure, which will then lead to more work, a larger investment and less enjoyment of your pond.
Some of the things we like to take into consideration when designing and building a pond are:
- How large will the feature be?
- Will there be plants and fish or only fish?
- Will the water feature be visible from all points of the house and yard?
- Are their proper utilities near the pond, such as water and electrical?
- Are there many trees near the pond and if so, what type?
- Will this be a fish heavy pond, requiring extra filtration?
- Is there plenty of room for access of materials and possible heavy equipment during construction?
- How can we tie the pond into the existing landscape?
- Will the waterfall create any problems for neighbors or pets?
If you plan on building this feature yourself, that’s great and more power to you. However, we suggest you call a professional and pay for a design consultation. It will be money well spent. A simple design consultation can help prevent costly mistakes and ensure your pond is designed and constructed in a way that will lead to enjoyment and relaxation. A few things a quality pond contractor can help prevent is under filtration, inadequate water flow and over stocking with fish. We carry all of the supplies to help you build your pond, from liner and pumps to expanding foam and aquatic plants.
If you are unsure of what style of pond you want or how large you can make it, reading over our Helix Pond Design Guide may help you decide. There are many options to consider when designing a pond. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have.