Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I really need a certified, insured and licensed contractor?

Absolutely!!! Here’s why:


There is a serious problem with uninsured, non-certified contractors here in Southern California. If something were to go wrong, such as a worker were to damage your home, a neighbor’s home or vehicle by mistake or if one of the workers were injured in anyway on the job, and your contractor is not insured, or properly licensed and certified, YOU will be responsible for that situation and go out of pocket on those repairs and medical bills!


If you are looking for a no-stress, ethical – Licensed, Certified and Properly Insured pond construction company, that will treat you and your home with respect, you have come to the right place!

How much do backyard ponds cost to get professionally installed?

The average backyard koi pond is around $8-$10k, which we categorize as being a small pond and will be an approximate size of 8′ x 11′. There are other factors to take into consideration, such as depth of the pond, accessibility and what you are going to excavate into that can change the price down or up.


There are many shapes and sizes of ponds we can create and the best way to determine the cost is by coming to your home and giving a you proper estimate.

How much does it cost to build a DIY pond? Including the materials!

We have made installing ponds the DIY (do-it-yourself) method very easy for homeowners!


We actually carry Pond Kits available in all different sizes that will accommodate most backyards! These range from $720 – $3,352 (plus tax), which even for the basic kits includes the liner, underlayment, pump, filter system, kink-free hose and all necessary fittings and silicone sealant. For the larger kits we even include lighting accessories, koi fish food, water treatments and automatic dosing pumps! We also carry the same easy to install kits for Pondless Waterfalls and Fountains on our online store! We sell all of our products separately for custom projects as well.


You can see our full catalog of products at


We also carry Rock, Boulders, Gravel, Aquatic Plants and Koi Fish!


Or visit us in store at:

8309 Tujunga Ave. Sun Valley, CA. 91352

How do you build a pond?

Watch our very detailed video on “How to build a pond” and see how easy it is to transform your outdoor living space with the Aquascape DIY Backyard Pond Kit! Your pond maintenance is greatly reduced when you use an ecosystem approach to create your garden water feature using an easy-to-install kit.

Which pond supply/equipment brand has the best quality products?

We only use and sell Aquascape Inc products for one reason – they simply are the best and here is why:


You know what you are getting when you use Aquascapes products, a high quality and well oiled machine that you can feel confident about and enjoy for years and years to come.


Aquascape is the leading water garden innovator in North America. They are the inventors of the low-maintenance ecosystem pond, which is the # 1 contractor-installed water garden in the united states. All of their products are field-tested before going to market and are user-friendly. Their commitment to the environment, as evidenced by Aquascape’s recent achievement of receiving Silver-level LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for its corporate headquarters.


They also have educational tools available such as books, brochures and videos from building a pond to trouble shooting any problems with your water feature.