Koi ponds can be a beautiful addition to your garden or yard. Koi come in many sizes and colors, so getting them can add all kinds of color and drama. Because they are brightly colored and have individual markings, it is possible for you to get to know each fish and how they act. If you are going to have a koi pond on your property, you need to know how to maintain the pond. You can hire pond maintenance specialists to come in and do maintenance jobs on your pond, and check on it regularly just to make sure it's healthy, but there are things that you can do in between their visits to keep your pond healthy. 

Make a Schedule 

One thing that you can do is to make a schedule of all the maintenance and daily tasks that you need to do to take care of your fish and your pond. That includes scheduling when you feed the fish, when to test the water, and when to have the pond care company out. If you have a schedule it will be easier for you to get all the tasks done, and for other people to help you if you need it. 

Check Filtration and Aeration

Filtration means filtering harmful things out of your pond. Usually, the pump will run all the water through the filter, which will catch debris, algae, and other things. That should keep your pond clean. Aeration is all about adding more oxygen to the water. That will help keep your fish happy and healthy. If the water gets too dirty, it can affect how much oxygen gets into the water, making your fish sick. You can regularly test the water to make sure that the pH balance is correct and that the water isn't dirty. If the balance is off and you can't figure out how to get it back, have your pond care company take a water sample and test it. Their results will help you get your pond back into balance. You can also ask them to check your filtration and aeration systems to make sure that nothing needs to be replaced and that everything is working the way that it should. 

If you want to have a koi pond, you need to make sure that it is installed correctly and maintained well. Contact a pond care company. They can help you with both of those things to enjoy your koi for years to come.