Welcome to the Shelp pond. Upon arrival you are greeted by
a great 12 X12 foot gazebo that is perched on top of a retaining
wall offering an amazing view of the 18,000 gallon koi pond.
The top pond is the largest measuring 23 feet by 20 feet and
is 6 feet deep. The pond has a cantilevered deck that juts over
the pond. Koi fanciers can stand on this deck while they watch
the koi swim through the pond and then under their feet. Across
the deck of this pond are waterfalls which run 18 feet and fall
5 feet into the top pond. There are about 20 large koi 12"
to 26" of assorted colors and styles.
Next comes another 3 foot waterfall which follows a 15 foot
creek into a lotus bog. Then the water takes a quick turn and
continues another 15 feet and drops an additional 3 feet emptying
into a peanut shaped pond. In this pond are an assortment of
hardy waterlilies, lotus, water lettuce, and much more. There
are also 24 koi in this pond darting among the myriad of plants.
The water from this pond flows through a little creek under a
bridge into the basket skimmer filter. This water empties into
a large 5 X 4 X 5 foot sump, along with water coming from the
two bottom drains. The water from this system then goes through
a cleaning process which is powered by a 1 Hp Sea Horse pump.
Also used is a 4.5 foot ionizer and a 2.2 bead filter.
Amazing plants and flowers accent the beautiful