Pump, Is a backyard pond worth it? 

Are you planning to build a backyard pond? Are you wondering whether a backyard pond is worth it? In this article, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of a backyard pond and the accessories you will need such as a pond pump in order to have a great experience.

A backyard pond should add value to your house but things are not as straightforward as they seem. Building a beautiful pond in your backyard is something that requires a bit of an artistic vision. It’s expensive to build and maintain and you’re not going to get the same functionality as a pool but still, many people choose to have a backyard pond.

It is important to keep in mind that a pond or any other water feature does add value when you are located in a high value neighborhood but neighborhoods that are categorized as lower value, a pond is more likely to be seen as quite a bit of extra work for the buyer and in that case, it’s actually going to either have a negative effect or no effect on the value of your property. This is why, you need to think twice before building a backyard pond.

As far as the expense of building a pond is concerned, it should set you back by anywhere from $2000 to more than $10,000. The final cost will depend on the size of the pond, the features you want to have in the pond and a variety of other things. Here is a quick lowdown on why and why you shouldn’t build a backyard pond.

Pros

If you are the DIY type, building a pond is going to be a much easier project as compared to building a pool of on your own. The pond is definitely cheaper than a pool and you’ll save even more money if you decide to do everything on your own.

As far as the maintenance is concerned, it requires less maintenance as compared to maintaining a pool. You can also use it for entertaining your guests. If you want, you can also use it for farming fish. If you like to have pets, the pond will act as a water fountain for your pets. In short, there are a number of perks of having a pond in your backyard but it does not mean that things are perfect with a pond. You also need to take into account the unique challenges that come along with having a pond in your backyard.

Cons

If you’re going to hire the services of a contractor for building the pond, it’s going to be expensive. As mentioned above, it would cost you upwards of $2000. Also, maintaining a pond is easier than maintaining a pool but it is still going to require maintenance. You can’t just leave it alone. It requires constant filtration and cleanup. Also, it is going to attract pests as well as those unwanted bugs.

In short, you need to really think hard whether adding a pond in your backyard is going to bring value to your lifestyle and add value to your property. Don’t only think of the appearance of the pond. There is no doubt that ponds are relaxing and you would enjoy your time out there but you also need to think of the time and money it’s going to take to maintain that water feature.

Overall, there are several advantages as well as limitations of having a pond in your backyard. It’s a relaxing place and it’s a way for you to set your property apart from the others in your neighborhood. However, it requires constant work and maintenance. Therefore, keep the above-mentioned pros and cons in mind before deciding to build a pond in the backyard.

Joe Cadieux is the Senior Biologist for Midwestponds.com. Joe grew up fishing, hunting, and camping with his family in the Midwest. At home he helped out on the hobby farm with the chickens, rabbits, and goats … and one goose (Gracie).