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How Much Does a Backyard Water Feature Cost?

Many Northern Virginia homeowners would love to have a pond or water feature installed in their backyards. People of all ages are naturally drawn to the sound of running fountains and the soothing sight of koi and goldfish swimming in a pond.

If you are thinking about having a pond or water feature built on your property, one of the first questions you’ll want to ask is: How much does a backyard water feature cost?

Just as the cost of homes and cars can vary widely depending on a number of factors, the cost to build and install water features varies widely depending on the size, setting and features you want. Whether you live in a townhome with a small backyard, a neighborhood of single family homes, or a large estate, The Pond Doctor has extensive experience designing and installing water features suitable for any size yard and budget.

To help you with your planning, here is a quick guide to different kinds of water features and their associated costs.
 

Fountainscapes

Fountainscape

Fountainscape

Fountainscapes are simply small decorative water features such as bubbling urns, basalt columns, spillway bowls, and other vessels that spill out and over into an underground basin.

These fountains provide homeowners with a unique and creative way to decorate their outdoor spaces. They are perfect for townhomes and properties with limited outdoor space and they offer the added benefit of requiring very little maintenance. Since fountainscapes do not have standing water that can pose a safety hazard, they are also well-suited for families with young children.

Pricing for Fountainscapes begins at $3,900 and increases depending on the vessel you choose.
 

Pondless Waterfalls

Pondless waterfall

Pondless waterfall

Pondless waterfalls are simply a water re-circulating system that feature a waterfall and/or stream without a pond. Pondless waterfalls allow you to enjoy the tranquil sights and soothing sounds of running water without the time and expense required to maintain a pond.

They also are attractive to birds and wildlife who may visit to drink and bathe.

The waterfall is undoubtedly the most beautiful and favored feature in a water garden. If your outdoor space is too small to accommodate a pond or you have safety concerns about having a pond in your back yard, a pondless waterfall can be the perfect alternative.

Pricing for a Pondless waterfall starts around $6,000 with a five-foot stream. We can extend the length of the stream for $300 per additional foot.
 

Ponds

large pond

Large Pond

Ponds are a favorite choice for people who love fish, frogs and plants. If you build it, they will come.

We construct eco-system ponds that work with mother nature and not against her.

Our eco-friendly construction methods ensure that you will have a never-ending aquatic circle of life where all parts work in synergy with the other parts and support each other roles creating a natural harmony.
 

Pond Packages and Prices

The Pond Doctor offers three basic pond packages.
 

Frog

Size: 4′ x 6′
Small Garden Pond
Starting price: $6,500
 

Goldfish

Size: 8′ x 11′
Medium Sized Pond
Starting price: $8,500
 

Koi

Size: 11′ x 16′
Large Pond
Starting price: $12,500

Whatever the size of your yard, The Pond Doctor can build a beautiful water feature that is perfectly suited to your vision and your budget, and help you make the right choice from Eco-system ponds teeming with beautiful Koi and goldfish, to Pondless Waterfalls and Fountainscapes.
 

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Water Feature Contractor

Before hiring any company to build and install your water feature, always ask them to provide you with several references and examples of their work. You should also check out their online reviews and ask your neighbors, friends and coworkers if they can recommend a reputable water feature contractor.

If you find yourself speaking with a landscaping company that builds water features “on the side” but does not have specialized experience in building water features, proceed with caution. We recommend you hire only certified Aquascape Contractors who have specialized training and experience building ponds, waterfalls, fountains and water features.

The Pond Doctor has been installing water features in the Northern Virginia area for over 10 years. That is all we do. We are Master Certified Aquascape Contractors and we are trained by the best in the industry.

The Pond Doctor believes that everyone deserves to have a water feature they can enjoy in their home. When you are ready to have a water feature installed in your home, be sure to call The Pond Doctor for a professional no-obligation estimate.

We have the experience to get your pond built and installed right the first time, and we are dedicated to ensuring your complete satisfaction with our work.

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