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Gem Ponds Inc.

Certified Aquascape Contractor - Ponds, Waterfalls, Fountains, Installation & Maintenance

Serving Chicagoland, Naperville, Wheaton, Illinois (IL) & Surrounding Areas

Backyard-KOI Pond Installation

Backyard Fish Pond Construction


Gem Ponds installs Backyard ponds, Fish ponds, and water gardens in the Naperville, Wheaton, Dupage County & Chicagoland, Illinois areas. They are a great way for you to entertain, relax, and unwind at the end of the day. They will attract birds, butterflies, dragonflies, frogs, and the local wildlife... All of our ponds are built to look natural.

We understand that your property is a big investment for you and we want our clients to know that we are there for them to help them accomplish the dreams that they may have for their property. From new ecosystem ponds to existing ponds that need a facelift, our professional staff, at Gem Ponds, is here to help you. Making your backyard experience just that, an experience.


Ecosystem Ponds


Ecosystem ponds include a natural balance of fish, plants, aeration, filtration, and rocks and gravel. All components interact naturally with one another helping to create and maintain a sustainable, low-maintenance ecosystem pond. Each pond is unique in its design and creation, whether large or small. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of having us install a new ecosystem pond in your, Naperville, Wheaton, Chicagoland, Illinois area, backyard.



We Install The Aquascape Ecosystem


They include a waterfall (Biological filter), Skimmer (Mechanical filtration), pond liner, pump, plumbing, stone, and gravel. Optional LED lighting is added by most clients. Most of our Naperville, Wheaton, CHicagoland, Illinois area, ponds start in the $6000 range and go up from there.


One of the most common questions we're asked is how does a Pond work? Won't it turn green? Your Pond is a self-contained ecosystem that depends on many factors working together to keep it healthy. Among them are:

• The Skimmer Unit, Circulation, The Waterfall Box, Boulders, Aquatic Plants, Fish, Gravel, Tiered Construction, Berm.

• In order to have a successful water gardening experience, you must think systematically and understand the critical role of each ingredient in Mother Nature's recipe.

• The fish nibble on the plant life (and everything else), including the algae.

• In turn, the fish produce waste that, along with other forms of natural debris, falls to the pond's bottom.

• Debris is broken down by the aerobic bacteria and the other microorganisms colonized on the rocks and gravel all over the pond bottom.

• Once broken down, these substances are absorbed as nutrition by the plants.

• The plants grow and are once again nibbled on by the fish ... 'round and 'round it goes, infinitely.


So, in a naturally balanced water garden, you have this never-ending aquatic circle of life where all parts complement the others and play critical roles in the pond's natural born harmony.

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