What Effects The Cost Of a Pond?
Oklahoma Ponds and water features are a beautiful addition to any home and will be where you spend the most amount of time. Make sure you pick a pond/water feature that is right for you and your space. This blog is going to walk through most of the different variables that can affect the cost of an Oklahoma koi pond and help you set realistic expectations of the total cost.
We’ve all been to a high end restaurant that has lobster on the menu with “market price” as the cost. Since we don’t know the exact cost of the lobster, most of us opt out of it. This goes for ponds/water features too. Money and budget are already tricky to deal with, and it’s especially true when a contractor is giving you the runaround. We believe in a very open and honest process here at Continental Ponds, and pricing is no exception. Whether you’ve got a set budget in mind, are in the beginning stages of your water feature project, or want to know the cost to build a pond, we’re here to be a transparent voice.
Choosing the right pond with the right options in the beginning will ensure that you get a pond that provides you with the best experience with the least amount of effort. By doing your homework and learning about the potential enhancements available for your pond before making your purchase, you will tailor a pond that is perfect for you! In the pond consumer world, many people don’t take the time to get educated prior to choosing their contractor. These shoppers look only at the bottom line (price) to determine who is the “best fit” for their project. This can commonly lead to an unhappy ending to their pond experience. Inferior filtration leads to high maintenance or a system that just won’t work. Aesthetically, they didn’t get the “pond they were dreaming of” (ugly). I have heard countless tales of how the experience just wasn’t what they were looking for. The worst part of this story is that it actually costs you even more money to remove the bad pond before you can have someone install a great one! So from here let’s help educate you on what some options are, and how that will affect the cost of your pond.
In Oklahoma, we have a ton of predatory birds; unfortunately fish are easy pick'ins if your pond does not have a fish cave. We build your pond accordingly to protect your fish, adding a fish cave will ensure your fish have a place to retreat when scared or hibernating and be protected from predators above.
A fish cave is a structure built into the bottom of the pond to provide cover and can be built simply or elaborately as your budget allows.
1. Starter Series Pond
Base Price For An Ecosystem Pond by Continental Ponds
This package includes the installation of a 7’x10’ pond with optimum filtration. It also includes a waterfall at the pond’s edge to give the relaxing waterfall sound while increasing aeration and overall feature health. When our team completes the base project, the home owner is ready to have the power run out to the pond-edge, install the landscaping, and spread mulch (unless these items were added on in the design process). Although you may think that the installation of a small pond is no big deal, we recommend that only the most adept DIY person attempt to install a pond. There is a large hole to sculpt just so, a filtration system to install, plumbing to run, a pump to install, and tons of stone to place (literally). I could list a thousand things on the simple nuances of getting it “just so”, but let’s just say that after 20+ years, you
still get better every time you build a pond!
This package can be $7,995 - $12,500 depending on options.
Continental Ponds base model ponds with installation starts at around $5995.00. The more complexity, upgrades, and features will affect the price. We urge that you don’t make a fast decision on your pond do your research. Don’t be fooled if it sounds too good to be true it is!
2. Starter Series Elite Package
This package includes the installation of an 11’x15’ pond with optimum filtration. It also includes a stream that is up to 8’ long and multiple waterfalls. When our team is completes the base project, the home owner is ready to have the power run out to the pond-edge, install the landscaping, and spread mulch (unless these items were added on in the design process).
This package can be $11,995 - $25,000 depending on options.
3. Custom Koi Ponds
Custom ponds are, well custom…They can be any size, shape, depth, etc. They are limited only by your space, budget, & imagination! We can meet your needs, either residential or commercial, for any design or purpose and can show examples of great projects around the world that we have been a part of in the past. Determining the goals for a custom project is the first part of the design process! How koi pond costs compare to other water feature types As you can probably see, the price range on koi ponds varies quite a bit since there are so many factors that determine what is required for the perfect pond for you. Everyone has different tastes, goals, and budgets when it comes to designing and building a water feature. In comparison to other types of water features, I can give some ball-park pricing ranges to help identify how much other types of features may cost.
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Tim Trammell has been building, designing, servicing and maintaining pond in the Oklahoma City Metro area for over 20 years. His company Continental Ponds, is Oklahoma's first Master Certified Aquascape Contractor and is an national award winning pond and water feature builder.