Water Feature Installations

Pond/Water Garden:

Materra offers several different sized ponds:
-Aspen 6×8′ Pond w/2′ Stream
-Breckenridge 8×11′ Koi Pond w/4′ Stream
-Steamboat 10×16′ Koi Pond w/6′ Stream
-Snowmass 16×20′ Koi Pond w/8′ Stream
-Maroon Bells Koi 21×26′ Pond w/12′ Stream

-Echo Lake 20×12′ Recreation Pond
-Paradise 25×30′ Recreation Pond
-Paradise Elite 50×30′ Recreation Pond

-Custom/Rebuild Ponds

Pond Packages:
Standard
-Includes Gold Ore Rock (Unique to Colorado)
-Warm White Light Kit

Deluxe
-Includes Premium Granite Rock & Gold Ore
-Drift Wood

Materra standardizes on 2′ depth for all ponds (2′ on lower shelf). All ponds include a Biofalls & Skimmer for proper filtration. Materra ponds are rocked in on the bottom to allow for beneficial bacteria growth.

Ecosytem Pond - How it Works

Skimmer (mechanical filter): will not only pre-filter the water and house the pump; it will also skim debris from the water’s surface to prevent the accumulation of organic materials on the pond floor.

BioFalls® (biological filter): Provide surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove excess nutrients from the water.

Pumps: an efficient circulation system will keep the water moving and provide the necessary oxygen levels for healthy koi fish  and plants.

Rocks and gravel: provide tremendous surface area for beneficial bacteria to break down excess nutrients in the water and dissolved organic debris on the pond floor.

Fish: reduce koi pond maintenance as they graze on string algae and bottom feed on the pond floor. Koi also make very enjoyable pets, providing hours of natural entertainment.

Plants: Mother Nature’s true filters, plants are great for adding character to a pond by providing color and texture, but from a filtration perspective, they’re second to none. Thriving from the excess nutrients in a pond and depriving algae of its food source, the aquatic plants in a water garden, given proper coverage, are critical for the overall health of the ecosystem.


Pondless Waterfall:

Pondless Waterfall - How It Works

A Pondless Waterfall is simply a re-circulating waterfall or stream without the presence of a pond. Pondless waterfalls work by pumping water contained in a large, in-ground reservoir up and through the Waterfall Spillway, allowing the water to flow back down into the reservoir. This simple recirculation system requires very little maintenance, is easy to install, and ideal for families with young children or pets that love to play in water.

Enjoy the beauty and soothing sounds of a pondless waterfall from any location in your yard. Tuck a small waterfall near the front entrance of your home to greet visitors, or delight in a longer waterfall in the backyard where you can incorporate interesting twists and turns.

You can easily add a pond to your waterfall later on, if you decide that you’d like to keep some fish and enjoy a larger variety of aquatic plants.