Pond without fish?


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Hi!

I live in the UK and have recently moved into a house with a pond 6 feet square by 2 feet deep. The previous owner had fish in the pond and took them with them.
I don't want fish but would like to have a pond with a waterfall that I could dip my feet in on a hot day. I am thinking about putting in a waterfall feature with pump and filter.
Is it possible to have clear water pond without fish?
Do I need to put plants in it?
Is it going to attract lots of midges or other annoying insects?

Thanks for any replies!
 

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Welcome to our forum.

Bugs will be attracted, unless you have maybe minnows to eat them up. Here it would be a mosquito magnet.
You could use chlorine like a swimming pool to keep it clear ie algae growth and to help control the bugs.
 
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You can keep it cleaner without fish. As ADDY said you can also use chlorine. I'm not sure about the mosquito problem but you can easily deal with it.
 

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