Which factors do I need to consider when selecting the pond environment?
First the pond should not be exposed to direct sunshine all day long (this promotes excessive algae growth). We recommend planting all around the pond. The optimal location is half shaded and half sunny.
If there are fish the water depth should be at least 80 cm. In the ratio of water surface to depth an embankment angle of app. 30 degrees should be maintained. Give the embankment a terrace form, and provide stand areas for plant baskets.
In addition ensure that leaves cannot fall directly into the pond.