Yes, generally a preformed
pond is easier to install than other ponds. Nonetheless, there
are still some important things that you need to consider before you
set about installing your preformed pond:
· Slope of the land – you do not want to have worry
about rainwater runoff. You do not want to have to worry about your
lawn fertilizer, etc., getting washed into your pond – it is
not healthy for the fish or the plants.
· Existing trees – while shade can be nice to have around
a pond, you need to consider that the big shady trees tend to have
big, intrusive roots. The roots can both make it more difficult to
dig a spot for your preformed pond, and they can create havoc if they
grow into and move or break your pond.
· The ground – it is going to be a lot easier to dig
out a hole if you stay away from rocky ground.
· Outlets – unless you have a solar powered pump, you
are likely going to need to put your preformed pond near your home
where the pump can be plugged into an outlet. Otherwise, you will
need to have wiring installed out to your pond.
· Preformed pond kit – a preformed pond kit makes installing
your own pond even easier. After all, a preformed pond kit often comes
with everything you need – pump, filter, light, fountain head,
streamlet, etc. – to create your own pond.
For the most part, the most difficult decision is whether to totally
create your own pond with a pond liner or to purchase a preformed
pond. But once you have made the decision, the installation of a preformed
pond is really not too difficult, comparatively.