Patio Pond Review

My Patio Pond at the end of the season

Don’t have an in-ground pond or simply want an accent to your patio?  You might consider an Aquascape Patio Pond.  With 2 shapes and several colors and sizes available, you are sure to find one to fit your needs.

In the spring of 2012, Aquascape unveiled several fountains to accessorize the Patio Pond.  That was what ultimately sold me on purchasing one of these units.  The picture above is my Patio Pond at the end of this season.  Although it is not clearly evident in the above picture, I purchased the Adjustable Pouring Bamboo Fountain. You might be able to see it peaking through from the back side of the unit.  My aquatic plants loved this environment, can you tell?  I also had a few surprise visitors to my Patio Pond.  I purchased my aquatic plants from a local nursery, where they were taken directly from their main pond.  It wasn’t long after that I noticed several small fish swimming around.  Clearly my plants had eggs attached to them upon my receiving them.  What an added bonus!

Round Patio Pond

3 sizes available:  24”, 32” and 40”.  Be aware that the 40” does require freight shipping, which escalates the cost quite a bit.

3 colors available: Green Slate, Desert Granite and European Terra Cotta

Square Patio Pond

The same 3 sizes are available as they were with the round:  24”, 32” and 40”.  The 40” freight shipping rule applies here as well.  This escalates the cost quite a bit.

Only 1 color available:  Gray Slate

Advantages

  • Recently redesigned to incorporate a cut-out to hide the power cord
  • In 2012, they introduced fountain accessories
  • Stylish colors

Disadvantages

  • The small magnetic drive pumps and tubing that accompany the fountains clog easily and need cleaning periodically.  You will notice little to no flow in your fountain without this cleaning, which is too often in my opinion.   The best way I found to clean the tubing was the “Jet” setting on my hose nozzle and force water into the tubing.
  • Freight shipping on the 40” size is quite a deterrent.  That is why I chose the 32” instead.

Overall

Overall, I am very pleased with my Patio Pond.  I actually move the unit into my garage to overwinter the fish and plants.

 

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