“Let’s put a koi pond in the backyard!” repeats Michael.
Jennifer looks doubtful. “I mean, that sounds like a neat idea, but is it possible? Obviously, people do it so it can be done, but can we do it?”
Michael nods. “There are all size koi ponds so we can definitely fit one in our backyard, small or large.” Jennifer crosses her arms. “I mostly meant money-wise. How much does a koi pond cost and can we afford it?”
Michael grunts. “That I do not know. Let’s look it up and see what we can find. Surely one of the pond contractors near us has some information about it.”
He whips out his phone and starts searching on Google. Here is what he finds and shares with Jennifer:
The Cost Of A Koi Pond
How much a koi pond costs changes based on size and additions. Small koi ponds can be between $5,000 and $6,000. An average size koi pond can be $15,000 to $20,000. Larger koi ponds are in the $60,000 and higher range.
Small koi ponds 7 feet by 11 feet: $5,000 to $6,000
Average koi ponds 15 feet by 20 feet: $15,000 to $20,000
Large koi ponds 24 feet by 36 feet: $60,000 and higher
Some koi ponds can be more expensive than others because they are ecosystem ponds. Ecosystem ponds are pricier because they involve 2 types of filters, rocks, fish, and plants. But, they basically take care of themselves. This means less work and more enjoyment for you.
Pond Additions That Raise Cost And Enjoyment
You can improve your koi pond experience with additions! Some make maintenance even easier while others make your pond look better or different.
These additions include:
Ion-Gen water cleaner
Solids handling pump
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“See, we can afford a koi pond with additions,” points out Michael. Jennifer smiles. “Perfect, let’s do it! Well, after we learn more about koi ponds.”