Some feel that the most important part of installing a pond is selecting the site. This is critical decision that must take into account a number of factors relative to water qualtiy and pond maintenance.
Sunlight is an important consideration in deciding where to place the pond. Direct exposure to sunlight will elevate water temperatures in the pond and can be beneficial to the health of the fish. However, too much exposure can lead to algae bloom that can degrade water quality and cause the pond not to look too attractive.