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Koi ponds offer a truly elegant beauty to a garden or home. You can enjoy these magnificent fish swimming freely surrounded by a well-maintained landscape. What brings even more warmth is adding proper mood lighting to accent the pond. Lighting might not be one of the first koi pond supplies you think you need to get, but it’s definitely an important consideration. Here are some of the top benefits of adding lights to a koi pond.
Creates a Focal Point
In any garden or landscape, there tends to be one area that stands apart from the rest. Having a koi pond is the perfect focal point to draw in attention. Adding lighting tones in or around the pond serves as an attention grabber. Spectators are sure to be attracted to the centerpiece, and so will you. After all, you’ll be proud of the hard work you put in when maintaining the pond
Marks the Area
There would be nothing worse when having guests than one suffering an accidental fall into the water. Putting up lighting serves as a boundary, allowing all to know the pond’s whereabouts and preventing mishaps by helping guests maintain a reasonable distance.
Wards Away Predators
Koi can be an easy target for predators. If you have fish swimming around in an easily accessible, shallow pond and you live anywhere where wildlife lurks, it can be a temptation for nocturnal predators to take advantage. Putting up lighting—especially motion-sensor lights—may scare away some animals that would like to take your fish. They’re less likely to approach if they feel they may be in danger of being spotted.
Lighting provides a soothing, comforting aesthetic that’s very pleasing to the senses. You can select ground lighting situated around the perimeter of the pond. You can also opt for a selection of lights to illuminate the water from under the surface. No matter the lighting choice you make for your tastes, it’ll enhance the sense of tranquility, which can serve as a great stress reliever. Whether you’ve had a taxing day and long for a quiet evening or are having company visit, it’s beneficial to have that visual calm.
Accentuates Other Features
If you have other decorations implemented around the area, you may want to show them off. For instance, you may have a natural rock formation, waterfall, or area of plants you’d like to expose, or a small patio space that meets the pond. You can utilize lighting techniques to brighten the patio as well as your pond. There are multiple features you can enhance. Depending on the chosen areas to emphasize, you can bring the entire backyard together with just a bit of light.
In addition to lighting, there are several other supplies you’ll need when caring for a koi pond. From pond filters and pumps to nutritious koi food, Aquatic Warehouse has everything you need. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 858-467-9297.