Ponds, Lakes & Water Gardens

NAIAD POND SERVICES working with water in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire since 1980

Fish pond construction
Fish pond design

We consider fish-related factors at the design stage of any new project.

Aquatic weed is the basic building block of a good functioning ecosystem in a pond. If the pond is left mainly undisturbed, the aquatic plants will "filter" the pond to maintain good water quality.Fish pond builders, fish pond designers and fish pond consultancy service

Once a pond has established a balanced ecosystem and become a viable habitat, it will naturally support some fish. Disturb the natural balance by, say, removing aquatic plant life or feeding the fish, and filtration becomes necessary.

Where fish are being fed in a pond, it is inevitable that eventually the ecosystem will become overwhelmed by rotting uneaten fish food and faecal matter produced by the fish. Filtration is a must in these circumstances if the pond is to survive.

Fish pond filtration, repair, maintenance and planting

Restoration, maintenance and repair works on an existing pond often offer an opportunity to improve the quality of the water in the pond as well as the way the pond sits in the landscape. Retro-fitting a new filtration system and/or redesign of an inadequate old filtration system is always satisfying as the results are so immediately apparent.


We are occasionally asked whether it is possible to have a wildlife style pond without fish. The answer is, of course, yes. However we would always recommend the introduction of a few small fish when the pond has developed enough to provide sufficient food for the introduced fish. As fish are at the top end of the food chain in a garden pond, they perform useful ecosystem balancing tasks such as eating snail's eggs.