EP28: Pond Design Tips For Koi Health


Manage episode 237387092 series 2494606
By Eric Triplett. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Have you noticed that you are losing more Koi as time is going on? Well then, this is the podcast for you. Today, Eric is talking to The Central California Koi Society and The Bakersfield Koi & Water Garden Society about optimizing pond design for Koi health. This is a tricky topic because most people listening to this already have a pond. Hindsight is always 20/20 about what you should have done when you built your pond, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late. Eric is going to share with you some pond design tips for Koi health, both before and after your pond installation. Remember, there are always adjustments you can make to protect your Koi health! Stay tuned for Eric’s piece and his Q&A with the crowd.

Eric shares his insight on:

  • Having really good protection against outdoor predators
  • Importance of redundancies in your system
  • Benefits of moving water with intention
  • Hindsight is always 20/20
  • Maintaining healthy water through an effective maintanence system
  • How to use biological filters on your pond
  • Prefiltration, prefiltration, prefiltration
  • Protecting your biological and mechanical filters
  • Avoiding “putting on weight” when it comes to your pond
  • Optimal motors and filters for your pond
  • Best biological filtration for different sized ponds
  • Aspects of having a gravel bed at the bottom of the pond
  • Rotary drum technology
  • Q&A

Links to resources:

Central California Koi Society

The Pond Digger

If you’re looking for inspiration and tips for your pond, be sure to follow The Pond Digger’s Instagram!

You can also check out The Pond Digger’s products at:


And follow his adventures in the pond world at:

Instagram @theponddigger

Facebook @theponddigger

If you have any questions, feel free to email Eric at:


46 episodes