A recreational swim pond or ecosystem pond can add an aesthetically pleasing and relaxing element to any yard. Though ponds offer a lot on their own, there are several additions and other ideas that can be implemented to get the most out of them. Features such as integrated seating, swings, or coverings all make it easier to enjoy your pond without compromising its natural beauty. To help you get the most out of your pond, the team at Fontana Ponds & Water Features has provided a list of unique pond ideas for a backyard paradise.
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Great Features for any Backyard Pond
The following features can increase the functionality, accessibility, and relaxing effect of your pond:
A Deck, Dock, or Bridge
The surfaces near a pond can become slick or damp, making them difficult to navigate and unpleasant to sit on. By building a hardscaped deck around your pond, you are creating a safe seating area that can serve as a great place for relaxation. For swim ponds, a dock or bridge can be added to allow for easy accessibility and better viewing angles. Decks, bridges, and docks can be constructed from wood in a variety of styles to match your preferences and vision.
If you do not have much space around your pond for seating areas, simple benches or bench swings are a great alternative. Benches are much smaller than decks or docks, even if multiple units are installed around the pond. Whether you are installing mounted benches or framed swings, both methods are a great way to sit close to your pond and relax.
A Gazebo or Pagoda
It can be difficult to sit and enjoy your pond in heavy rain or direct sunlight. To ensure optimal enjoyment regardless of the weather, consider constructing a gazebo near your pond. Also known as a pagoda, these structures complement the aesthetics of a pond while providing shade and a covered area for seating. This allows you to host outdoor dinners and install lights for nighttime viewing, optimizing utility and aesthetics.
A small or large waterfall can add a relaxing touch to any pond. Moving water is relaxing to listen to and watch, helping you unwind after a long day. If a waterfall is not currently a part of your ecosystem pond or swim pond, our water feature experts can install one for you.
To learn more about features that can turn your pond into a backyard paradise, reach out to the team at Fontana Ponds & Water Features. Our experts can be reached through our online contact form and will work closely with you to provide the perfect water feature solution for your wants and needs.