Ponds & Water Gardening

Pond Design, Build & Maintenance

Based in Farnham, and working throughout Surrey and Hampshire, Broadley Aquatics are specialists in the design, construction, renovation, and maintenance of ponds and water gardens.

Perhaps you’re imagining a meandering stream, cascading into a tranquil pool edged in natural stone? Or a natural wildlife pond that blends seamlessly into your garden and offers a haven for local wildlife? Or a raised formal pond with waterfall backdrop, underwater viewing windows and accent lighting? Whatever style it is you’re after, we can create your water garden paradise.

Following an initial site visit, during which we’ll discuss all requirements for your new or renovated pond, we’ll supply a detailed quote and, on request, a bespoke design presentation to bring our proposal to life.

Broadley Aquatics are approved Oase filtration installers.

Pond Cleaning & Servicing

Remove the hassle of self-maintenance and choose confidently from our Pond Maintenance Menu.

Whether your pond requires an ad hoc Deep Clean, a regular Maintenance Visit or an Annual Servicing Package, we have a solution to fit. We can also offer water treatments within our service and maintenance packages to ensure your pond is always functioning at full-capacity.

Read our blog here on The Importance of a Spring Pond Clean

Creating a unique feature for your garden

We pride ourselves on designing and creating beautiful unique water features to sit in harmony with your garden.

All types of pond are beneficial to the wildlife within your garden and in turn to your local environment.

Visit our blogs page to find more information on the benefits of wildlife ponds in particular, and on utilising harvested water to care for your pond in the summer.

Ponds & Water Gardens we specialise in:

Formal
Formal ponds echo classical architecture with symmetrical design allowing one side to reflect the other. They typically have straight lines, perfect circles, or a beautiful combination to create a traditional ornamental pond.
Natural
Natural pond draws on different types of pond design such as waterfalls, watercourses often using reclaimed materials to give an aged and ‘always been there’ look, celebrating the weathering process such as moss and muted colours. Placing the rocks, paving and pebbles using an experienced eye to create a natural aesthetic. Natural ponds are built using hidden supporting walls to ensure a perfect water level, withstand ground movement and give longevity.
Modern
Modern, contemporary ponds are indicative of the minimal design era, they consist of straight lines with right angles with no embellishments. They typically have rectangles or square structures, occasional interconnecting or floating stepping stones. Along with the precise minimal structure a mirrored, perfectly reflective water surface can enhance the dramatic effect of stillness and serenity.
Waterfall
A bespoke pond constructed from rubber pond liner and edged with your choice of stone. A waterfall creates an elevated focal point and provides the beautiful sound of cascading water. Such a pond can be made to any size and shape desired and can offer a perfect environment for Koi Carp and ornamental plants.
Raised
A formal raised brick or wooden facia pond construction. A glass viewing window can be added to the raised pond allowing a perfect view of the underwater aquatic life.
Fountain
Ornamental fountain pond, with a central fountain that brings movement and height to the water, creating a relaxing sound.
Water Course
A water cascade, stream, water staircase, pondless waterfall (no body of water). Built with natural stone, slate, cobbles and boulders. Crafted by one of our Qualified Aquatic Specialists.
Koi Pond
Designed with majestic koi in mind. A 1.2m minimum depth to ensure seasonal health. A koi pond design can encapsulate any type of pond aesthetic.
Water Feature
A water feature in the garden brings a sense of calm and being able to retreat to a place of tranquillity. Indoor and outdoor water features are chosen within our Squires Garden Centre Concession. A bespoke handmade water feature can be designed and built by our experienced team,
Wildlife
A small, shallow construction heavily planted, it depends on natural methods to keep clean and will provide a perfect natural habitat for frogs, toads, newts, dragonflies and other wildlife.
Beach
One of our favourite adaptations to a garden pond. A shallow entrance to encourage wildlife to enter the pond for bathing, drinking or to safely exit. A beach area can benefit ANY type of pond.
Bog Garden
A bog garden or bog area designed within your garden pond allowing aquatic planting to flourish. aquatic soil and lining is used to encourage plants roots to grown within a designated area.

Pond Maintenance Menu

One of the most labour intense and mucky services, our qualified and experienced team use specialist equipment to ensure your pond is back to its best.

Investing in a Pond Deep Clean increases the health of livestock, plants and wildlife. In most cases, a pond clean is required every 3 to 5 years. Livestock (fish) waste will build up by sinking to the bottom along with detritus, (it is a very smelly, thick and mucky sludge) which needs to be removed to ensure livestock health and well-being. Every pond has a different and specific set of requirements, for example; letting nature take its course in wildlife pond will reduce the amount of deep cleaning required.

Ensuring your pond is being deep clean by experts is imperative. we have specialist equipment, experienced and Qualified Aquatic Specialists with fully-kitted vans for peace of mind.

All Pond Deep Clean visits include:

  • Remove and contain pond water in temporary pool on site
  • Careful removal of livestock, housed in temporary pool on site (if required)
  • Cleaning filtration
  • Cleaning filter sponges
  • Cleaning pumps
  • Pressure wash
  • Hoover pond
  • Removal of waste onto borders/compost heap, a rich and nourishing fertiliser
  • Removal, tidying, repotting and cutting plants, (if required)
  • Refill pond
  • Plant & place aquatic plants (if required)
  • Gradually reintroduce livestock into the pond
  • Checking livestock, pond and water overall wellbeing before leaving
  • Advise client if any treatments are required, any seasonal adjustments and/or livestock feeding if necessary.

Pond Deep Clean Add-on Services (chargeable):

  • Ultra Violet (UV) bulb(s) can be supplied and fitted, if required, we suggest changing a pond UV bulb annually usually during the spring season.
  • A selective replacement pond sponge service, however, care is taken not to imbalance the delicate water chemistry of your pond.
  • Bespoke Pond Water Treatments to ensure your pond is functioning at full-capacity and looks divine. Water treatments vary such as algae, (green water, blanket weed), water conditioner, live bacteria, fish heath, water feature treatments, dechlorinators, pH level adjustment, phosphate adjustments, filter start the list can be truly endless. We will confidently recommend the correct treatment for your pond.
  • Additional Planting or Re-potting aquatic or landscape plants plants, we will supply and plant all types of aquatic and landscape plants. Please ask to be added to your quotation during the free visit.

Spring Clean: March – May (1 Deep Clean Visit)

Summer Clean: June – August (1 Deep Clean Visit)

Autumn Clean: August – October (1 Deep Clean Visit)

Winter Clean: November – February (Subject to conditions)

All ponds require maintenance and tender loving care! Pond Maintenance Visits ensure your pond remains clean, clear and looking great all year round for your enjoyment. Having regular pond maintenance visits reduces the need to have a Pond Deep Clean more frequently, which is labour intensive and can be disruptive to the natural balance of the pond if deep cleaned too regularly.

All Pond Maintenance Visits include:

  • Cleaning filtration
  • Cleaning filter sponges
  • Cleaning pumps
  • Netting leaves and unwanted algae
  • Tidying and cutting plants, if necessary
  • Checking livestock health, if necessary
  • Checking pond and water overall health

Pond Maintenance Add-on Services (chargeable):

  • Ultra Violet (UV) bulb(s) can be supplied and fitted, if required, we suggest changing a pond UV bulb annually usually during the spring season.
  • A selective replacement pond sponge service, however, care is taken not to imbalance the delicate water chemistry of your pond.
  • Bespoke Pond Water Treatments to ensure your pond is functioning at full-capacity and looks divine. Water treatments vary such as algae, (green water, blanketweed), water conditioner, live bacteria, fish heath, water feature treatments, dechlorinators, pH level adjustment, phosphate adjustments, filter start the list can be truly endless. We will confidently recommend the correct treatment for your pond.

Silver Package
2 Visits: March – October
1 Visit: November to February
&
Autumn or Spring Pond clean

Gold Package
4 Visits: March – October
2 Visits: November to February
&
Autumn or Spring Pond clean

Platinum Package
6 Visits: March – October
2 Visits: November to February
&
Autumn or Spring Pond clean

Why work with Broadley Aquatics?

Surrey’s friendly team of skilled and qualified aquatics specialists for ponds, water gardens, natural swimming pools, streams, waterfalls & landscape gardening. Experts in design, construction, cleaning, repairs, filtration, advice & maintenance. Our skilled aquarists hold over 25 years experience.

Based in Farnham, we have an office open to the public overlooking our aquatics showcase. Pop in to arrange an appointment, discuss ideas, ask a quick question or just say hello! Our team are in the office from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Get in touch today for a quotation

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