I'll try to make a long story short
Back in November 1989 my husband and I bought a little farm, since I
always have lived by the water I had to have a pond in the garden
As soon as we moved in on the farm I phone a good friend and asked him to
come and dig a big hole whit his machine .
Being short of money we used a cheap folie , and oh boy, was that a big
Having Labrador retrievers in the house it was almost impossible to keep
them from the water , trough the years we have replaced the folie several
times, 6 or 7 times, donsn't that count for several ?.
Right up to June 2003 we only had goldfish in the pond. I came across
some cheap koi and a couple of sturgeons I just had to buy.
2 weeks later the pond was leaking again . I started searching on the
internet to find some strong folie for the pond and found a store who was
selling epdm fish safe rubber for ponds, a bit more expensive but the
guy assured me that the dogs could not make this leak .
Once more we rebuild the pond, and I started to do some serious reading
about koi . I found out that having koi was nothing like having goldfish in
I needed a filter ! So went back to the guy who sold me the epdm folie,
he was selling expensive Japanese koi too. I felt in love whit these
wonderful fish and I ended up buying some Japanese koi i November 2003
We have several time had problems whit mink in the garden and I got
worried about the expensive koi, didn't want them to end like sushi for the
I finally decide to build a small house where I could keep my koi inside
and enjoy them all year round but more about that later.