Shropshire Aquatics - Garden fish pond and wildlife pond construction, repair and cleaning
Shropshire Aquatics is a division of Shropshire Garden Design Ltd.
Whether you are looking for a new garden pond, renovation of an existing pond, pond cleaning services or installation of a new water feature, we can provide expert help and advice. We offer a full range of garden pond services and lake management services. Click here to see examples of our latest work.
If you are looking for a new pond or a renovated pond, beware of companies offering you inferior thin pond liners. When exposed to the sun, these will soon warp and crack. Repair kits are available but the only 'watertight' solution is to use a branded butyl liner such as the Firestone 1mm.
We cover the whole of the Shropshire County including including Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimor, Craven Arms, Ellesmere, Ironbridge, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Newport, Oswestry, Shifnal, Shrewsbury, Telford, Wem, and Whitchurch.
New Garden Pond
Are you looking for a new wildlife pond or a new fish pond? Shallow wildlife ponds will attract toads and newts and can be built to blend in with the existing environment of the garden. We create new ponds by design to start with and then when you are happy with how it will look we mark the area out for you to check the size and shape before we start the construction phase.
If you are looking for a fish ponds then you will need to decide what numbers and type of fish you would like to introduce to the pond as this will influence the minimum pond depth. Note that the pond must be built to accommodate the number of fish that will be introduced to the pond allowing for fish growth and possible reproduction. For example Koi require a minimum pond depth of 3 feet.
Regarding the choice of fish, there are hundreds of different varieties of Koi alone but typical other fish introduced into garden ponds are goldfish, shabumkins and tench. We can provide fish from local suppliers at competitive prices. We can also provide expert advice on fish maintenance and health.
Another consideration is the type of planting in and around your new pond. There is a wide range of floating aquatic plants, marginal plants and plants such as lillies which are necessary to provide shade for fish.
We have built everything from a 2 square metre wildlife pool by design to a 36 square metre new Koi pond. Whatever size or shape you require we can offer the expertise required to build your pond. We can help you choose pond liners, pumps, filters, UV lights, pond heaters, pond lighting, and even the fish. Please note that if you have pets and/or small children we need to consider whether it will be practical or safe to have access to open water.
Garden Pond Renovation
If you already have a pond we also regularly carry out pond renovation work, replenishing worn liners and pipes, and replacing old pumps and filters.
We have specialist equipment including pond-cleaning vacuums, spare pumps and filters, holding tanks and everything necessary to ensure your fish are kept safe and well whilst renovation or cleaning work is carried out.
If your pond is over 10 years old and does not have a concrete liner then the chances are that the membrane or liner used is warped and could result in your pond losing water. Depending on your pond size, we can normally relocate your fish to a holding tank, drain the pool, install a new liner, refill the pond and return the fish in the same day.
Garden Pond Cleaning Services
Most garden ponds are emptied and thoroughly cleaned twice a year. Ponds are cleaned after winter to clean out any dead matter in the pond, replenish fish stocks and plant any new marginals. The pond is normally then cleaned again at the end of the summer, clearing any algae and blanket weed.
Depending on the size of your pond and your budget we can either use specialist pond-vacuums to clean your pond without having to empty and refill it, or our two-man team can usually empty, thoroughly clean and refill most ponds in the same day.
Lake Management Services
In addition to pond construction, renovation and cleaning work, we also provide Lake Management Services within the Shropshire county.
We undertake all domestic and commercial lake management work and clients include hotels, nursing homes, marinas, and private estates.
Our Shropshire Lake Management services include the following:
If you don't have room for a new pond or have small children, a stand-alone water feature may be a more suitable option for your garden.
Everyone it seems is keen to have some form of new water feature in his or her garden and it is not hard to see why. There is something very special about having still or running water in the garden. Water is very relaxing and there is nothing like the sound of water to relax you in the garden after a hard day at work.
If you are looking for a stunning fountain for your garden then take a look at our shropshire fountains. These are ideal for private gardens, nursing homes or hotels in Shropsire.
If you are simply looking for a self-contained water feature there is a massive range of water features in stone, hardened plastics, PVC and timber. The size and style of the water feature should be considered in relation to the size of the garden it is to go into.
As well as sourcing the best prices for water features for you, we can if you prefer, build water features and rockeries to suit a particular garden style. Whatever you choose, we can supply and install any type of water feature.
We specialise in ponds, water features and aquatics. For a quality job call the professionals:
We cover the whole of Shropshire including Telford, Shrewsbury, Albrighton, Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimor, Craven Arms, Ellesmere, Ironbridge, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Newport, Oswestry, Shawbury, Shifnal, Wem, and Whitchurch.
For a free no obligation consultation and quotation, click here to e-mail us your requirements.
Click here to see examples of our latest work.