Pond Builder Kits
Our pond builder kit is the quickest, easiest way to buy a professional quality pond kit for you the do-it-yourselfer. All of our pond kits come with EasyPro aquafalls and skimmer systems, Firestone Pond Guard rubber liners, underlayment, a high efficiency pump, check valve assembly, PVC flex pipe, PVC glue, silicone, a light kit and Microbe Lift bacteria. Kit sizes range from 6′ x 6′ up to 21′ x 26′, and we can also customize a kit to your special needs.
While you are choosing a pond kit be sure to check out our selection of rocks, pebbles and gravels for your pond and surrounding landscape. We can even deliver all the materials you need to build your pond right to your house! If you would prefer to let us do the work for you, please contact our design department and one of our experienced crew can install your pond for you.
For all ornamental ponds a biological filter is a must to help maintain clean water and to control algae. A biological filter provides a surface area for beneficial bacteria to live upon that break down the nutrients that accumulate in a pond from fish and aquatic life. An excess amount of nutrients in a pond promotes the growth of various types of algae, including green water algae and string algae. A good biological filter will come with a particular bio-media such as bio-ball, beads, bio-ribbon or fish floss. The more bio-media that a filter has, the more surface area the bacteria will have to grow on and the cleaner your water will be.
Pumps are one of the most important components of a water garden, but often consumers are not given enough information to choose the one that is right for their project. When choosing a pump it is important to consider how much water flow you will want for aesthetics, how much water flow is needed for your particular filter, and very importantly, how high are you pumping the water. This is an essential consideration when selecting a pump, as not all pumps can push water at taller vertical heights while still maintain a strong water flow.
Since biological filters need to continuously run during the pond season, we highly recommend selecting one of our high efficiency pumps. This will drastically reduce the amount of electricity needed to maintain your pond. Although high efficiency pumps are initially a little costlier, they are better built, longer lasting and will save you money in electricity costs. At AguaFina Gardens and Imports we carry only the best pump brands on the market such as Tsurami, Oase, Sta-rite, Berkeley, Calpump and more.
Aerators & Fountains
Unlike naturally clean lakes or ponds that have an inlet and an outlet that keeps the body of water from becoming stagnant, most earth bottom ponds (especially those that are man made), require additional measures to keep the water aerated. In an earth bottom pond an aerator will prevent stagnant water and add oxygen to the water system Aerators are also very effective for coves, canals and waterways that may be part of a larger water system. Quite often the water in these areas also tends to suffer the same problems as small earth ponds due to water stagnation and is therefore more prone to algae blooms.
There are two primary types of aerators: surface aerators/fountains and bottom aerators. A fountain surface aerator sprays water into the air, producing surface currents, aeration and interest to your pond. There are a variety of spray patterns and options for lighting available. Bottom aerators work by pumping air into your pond through a diffuser located in the bottom of the pond. The diffuser creates thousands of small bubbles of air that help to circulate the water, and help to oxygenate the system. With the addition of either one, or a combination of these systems you can keep your pond clean and healthy for your fish, plants and your family.
Premium Water Garden Supplies and Equipment
Having fish in your pond adds to the balance of the pond’s ecosystem and the overall enjoyment of the pond experience. Koi are the most popular fish to have in an ornamental garden pond and other pond fish include various varieties of goldfish. Pond fish can actually be trained to eat out of your hand and you will even discover that they develop a personality of their own. AguaFina Gardens & Imports carries an assortment of beautiful koi and goldfish and all the supplies including koi food, spawning incubators and nets, needed to maintain the health of your fish and pond.
AguaFina is proud to announce its new partnership with Bordines Nursery. Beginning this May, AguaFina will begin carrying a wide selection of Bordine grown water plants including water lilies, marginal plants, oxygenators and more.
Aquatic plants play a very important role in the overall health of your pond. Plants add oxygen to the water, absorb excess nutrients and provide shade to the pond. Blooms and textures from a variety of aquatic plants, dramatically add to the overall aesthetics of a pond. We even carry a number of water lilies that are fragrant and bloom at night!
Lighting & Electronics
Lighting in and around a pond adds another dimension to the pond experience, extending the amount of time that you can enjoy your pond. With specialty underwater fixtures, you can illuminate waterfalls and streambeds and lighting will allow you to watch fish and frogs at night. AguaFina carries a wide variety of low voltage light fixtures, transformers, timers and other lighting supplies to enhance your pond.
Beneficial Bacteria & Algae Control Products
For all ponds a biological filter is a must and for all biological filters, bacteria is the key ingredient to enable the filter to keep the pond clean. We sell a variety of safe, natural bacteria in a concentrated form that will help keep your pond clear of green water algae and help to control string and hair algae. If you already have problems with excessive algae, we sell bacteria blends that are especially suited to control this problem. We also sell a specialty dry bacteria that aids in breaking down and preventing sludge buildup in ornamental, manmade and natural ponds. Whatever problems you may experience in your pond, rest assure that we will have that answers and products for you that will make your pond experience enjoyable.