Bought a house with a backyard pond

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It is in Arvada, Colorado near Denver. We know nothing about ponding. The pond has a waterfall that is not falling. No equipment is currently operating. I am starting my research about how to DIY this pond renovation. So glad I found this forum!
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum!

Since you're looking to renovate, why not consider making it larger and (if you have the space) adding a bog
It'll be a lot of work and trial and error, but don't get discouraged, many members on GPF (me included) would love to go on the pond journey with you!
Do you know if there are fish in there?
 
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Hi That’s great to have helpful pond people!
No fish. I think it may be a sort of bog! The depth is only about 9-11”. I don’t think it can take fish! I’m going to post more info in the asking for help forum.
 

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Welcome! Can't wait to see how it progresses. It looks like you have something real nice to work with.
 

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Welcome to our forum! A lot of very helpful people here.
 
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Sounds like a great opportunity to learn, and expand. Going deeper will save plants from freezing, and if you do decide to add fish, you’ll want at least 3ft deep. Keep in mind, the rule of thumb for pond fish is 60 gallons per goldfish, or 1000 per koi. The 1 inch per gallon rule only applies for nano fish like neons, bettas, guppies, very small fish with out a lot of mass.
 

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