Charlie keeps goldfish in his pond year round. I rebuilt this pond and fountain a few years ago .The secret to a good pond is to combine form and function. The floating hyacinths look lovely and help keep the pond’s ecosystem healthy. The rocks help keep the liner firmly in place and also provide a surface for the good bacteria that keep the pond water clean, all while giving a natural look and feel and providing good hiding places for the fish. The carefully hidden (and properly sized) pump keeps the water circulating, provides aeration for the fish, and the burbling and splashing to delight human eyes and ears.
I love working with water and would be happy to help you with a pond, a pondless waterfall, or a fountain to add beauty to your garden.