The popularity of ponds is exploding, and with it the keeping of koi. The rewards of the koi pond are great. A well-designed koi pond adds beauty and a sense of style wherever it is located. The size, colors, and graceful swimming of koi present an effect that is at once beautiful, serene, and dramatic. It is, however, the unique interaction between the koi and the keeper that make it a truly special hobby.
Koi are hardy and relatively easy to raise. However, to ensure their health and optimize enjoyment of their company, enthusiasts need to plan their pond environment carefully. Not just any pond will do. Only after the right pond is constructed, or refurbished, should the selection and collaboration of koi begin.