Ecosystem ponds work with Mother Nature to provide food, shelter, and safety to the wildlife around it. It also provides an all-natural, low-maintenance piece of paradise. Every piece of the ecosystem puzzle must be present in order for a true ecosystem to be in place. Eliminate one of these elements and you’ve got an unbalanced ecosystem.

How it Works

Step 1

Skimmer (mechanical filter): Housing your pump and skimmer basket, this device skims debris from the water’s surface to prevent the accumulation of organic material on the pond floor, pre-filtering your pond water for the next step.

Step 2

BioFalls® (biological filter): This Is hidden within your waterfall, the water that passes through the skimmer is then pumped into the biological filter. This removes excess nutrients by braking them down with natural pond probiotics called “Beneficial Bacteria”.

Our filtration systems are nailed down to a science.

We take pond filtration seriously, using the correct filtration system for your pond is essential to maintaining a healthy, crystal clear and balanced ecosystem. We have spent years finding and testing all types of filters from pressure filters, bead filters, external, internal, you name it! The ultimate pond equipment we have found to work best and last is the biological filtration system by Aquascape Inc. Their products are far superior and last longer than any other product on the market.

How it works: The perfect ecosystem pond includes both a biological and mechanical filter. With the larger debris such as leaves and excess fish food, dust etc. initially passing through the Mechanical Filter (skimmer), by pulling the top sheet of water off into a basket and series of filter pads. Next any smaller debris that have made it through the skimmer portion of the filter, will then pass through the Biological Filtration system (BioFalls). The Biological Filtration system has various cambers that are used to filter different size and type of debris by breaking down the contents with Beneficial Bacteria (probiotics).

Pond design.

Our attention to Pond Design, and the overall aesthetics of the water features we install, is vital to what makes our company successful. We believe that not only should the overall effect be beautiful, but the smaller design details as well. Elements such as plants, rock positioning and color, waterfall placement, and even the sound level of the water cascading down, should all be cohesive and well designed to create a truly gorgeous water feature. We ensure all of these elements come together to create a gorgeous, “magazine quality” pond or waterfall for your home.

Our design expertise has come from installing hundreds of ponds in the Southern California area, from participating in many of the award winning The Pasadena Showcase House of Design, been featured on Pond Stars – Animal Planet, Modern Marvels – The History Channel, Extreme Makeover – Home Edition – ABC, working with dozens of designers, and almost 20 years of experience in landscape construction. We are constantly staying current on new techniques and design trends within the industry.

Each waterfall and pond design has been made custom to its area and blends in naturally with its environment. The hundreds of ponds we have installed over the years are designed to appear and operate identically to natural bodies of water, a result of the way our ponds work as chemical free mini-ecosystems.

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