An ecosystem pond includes both a biological and mechanical filter. The biological filter
provides surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and removes excess nutrients
from the water. The mechanical filter houses the pump and skims debris from the water’s
surface to prevent organic materials from accumulating on the pond floor.
Rocks and Gravel
Rocks and gravel protect pond liners from UV light degradation. In addition, rocks and
gravel provide surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow and break down excess
nutrients in the water. They also make a pond look naturally beautiful.
Your pond’s circulation system consists of a pump and plumbing. These elements create an efficient system that keeps the water moving and provides necessary oxygen levels for healthy fish and plants.
Fish & Wildlife
Fish are an integral part of your pond as they reduce pond maintenance by grazing on string algae and bottom feeding from the pond floor. They also make enjoyable pets! An ecosystem pond also supports a wide variety of other wildlife such as frogs, dragonflies, snails, etc.
Plants add color and texture to your pond while providing beneficial filtration. They absorb nutrients in a pond, depriving algae of its food source. Pond plants are critical for the overall health of your pond’s ecosystem. AWM loves to integrate native aquatic and terrestrial plant species in and around our ponds.