Accidental Ponder BLOG by Jeff Richardson
I am an accidental ponder living in the Pacific Northwest just outside of Seattle. My professional trade is a builder of IT datacenters. I have knowledge in electrical, plumbing, gas, HVAC, telecom, IT auditing and general contracting – basically a jack of all trades. These skills were very helpful in my pond. However, broken down into simple steps, a pond is achievable for anyone. I hope these articles will help and enlighten you!
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01: The Pond Life – Pondering a Pond?
02: The Pond Life – What is a Pond?
03: The Pond Life – The Main Pool
04: Pond Planning – The Main Components
05: Pond Planning – Secondary Components
06: Pond Planning – Constructing the Main Pool
07: Pond Planning – Component Placement
08: Pond Planning – Sizing Components
11: Pond Basics – Water Composition
12: Pond Plumbing – Hydrodynamics
13: Pond Plumbing – Pipes and Hoses
16: Pond Plumbing – Waste System
17: Pond Water – Potable Tap Water
18: Pond Water – System Volume
19: Pond Water – Ion Chemistry
20: Pond Water – Nitrogen Chemistry
22: Pond Gear - Tools of the Trade
23: Pond Gear - Safety Devices
24: Pond Gear - Aesthetic Elements
25: Pond Gear - Other Helpful Tools
26: Pond Flora and Fauna - Aquatic Plant Basics
27: Pond Flora and Fauna - Adding Animals
28: Pond Flora and Fauna - Wildlife
29: Pond Flora and Fauna - Koi and Goldfish Basics
30: Pond System Resilience - Risk Assessment
31: Pond System Resilience - Redundancy
32: Pond System Resilience - Mitigation
33: Pond System Resilience - Automation
34: Annual Pond Care - Weather and Climate
35: Annual Pond Care - Water Temperatures
36: Annual Pond Care - Seasonal Maintenance
37: Annual Pond Care - Cleaning Filters
40: Water Returns - Evaporation
43: Return Construction - Preparation
44: Return Construction - Bed Fabrication
45: Return Construction - Waterfall Face
46: Existing Pond Systems – Inheriting
Disclaimer: As a ponder, this has been my personal experiences with this hobby and does not represent “Play it Koi”. The content is my own and the information within may differ from “Play it Koi”. The use of the content within is at your own risk and I do not represent, promise or warrant that the information will be error-free and should be used “as-is”. If you find errors, feel free to reach out to me on this BLOG.