This kit contains enough liner to cover most 6000 gallon ponds at depths between 24" to 48". To see a list of all possible sizes, open our Volume to Dimensions wizard, type in '6000' and click calculate! Here are a few example sizes:
We recommend a minimum depth of 24" for a healthy ecosystem pond. If keeping fish, we recommend at least part of the pond be 36" or deeper so your fish can evade predators. Your fish will thank you for it!
We know it can be confusing trying to sort through all the various types of pond equipment available. Our EP Professional Ecosystem Pond Kits were designed to make choosing and purchasing pond equipment as painless as possible. Each piece of equipment in the kit has been hand picked by a pond expert specifically for the size of pond you want to build. While many other kits out there try to lock you into a certain size, depth and waterfall height, we try to make our kits flexible to allow you some artistic freedom when designing your pond. Want a little larger waterfall? No problem, just choose the waterfall height option above which automatically resizes the pump and liner accordingly. Want to make your pond a little deeper for keeping fish? No problem, just use our Volume to Dimensions Wizard to see what dimension of pond you can build for a given depth. Looking to make your pond just a little bigger or smaller than the particular size on this page? That's easy as well; just choose a slightly larger or smaller kit from the many options we offer.
The Everything Ponds Ecosystem Pond Kits include just about everything you need to create a high quality ecosystem pond. Standard equipment includes an energy efficient pump, premium grade liners, a biological waterfall filter, a professional skimmer, a UV clarifier for controlling green water, all necessary PVC pipes and fittings, underwater lights, and three different water treatments for getting your pond up and running quickly. All chosen equipment is guaranteed to be sized properly to work for the size of pond listed.
The basic goal behind an ecosystem pond is to take an otherwise closed body of water and turn it into it’s own thriving mini ‘ecosystem’. In nature, streams and rivers and the resulting pools of water along the way are constantly renewed with fresh, clean water allowing them to support life, while flushing toxins away down the stream. Unless you are lucky enough to be blessed with a natural stream or source of water on your property, you won’t have the luxury of a naturally renewing stream. You will have to find another way to keep your pond water clean and free of toxins. This is actually easier than you might think, and is accomplished through proper planning and the selection of appropriate filtration equipment.
Ecosystem ponds rely on a number of different factors to maintain a healthy ecological balance. Things like:
• proper mechanical filtration to remove debris from the pond before it can decay (Pond Skimmer).
• proper biological filtration to convert harmful ammonia into nitrates, which is a souce of food for plants)
• effective use of plants to naturally filter the water of nutrients that would otherwise be used to promote algae
• waterfalls and streams to help aerate the water
• natural water additives to promote healthy water conditions
• rocks and gravel in the pond to promote natural biological filtration
Looking for this same kit in a different size? Here is a list of the other sizes we carry: