Koi Ponds have recently grown in popularity amongst many landscape designers as they can create a beautifully natural scene right in your backyard. These ponds were originally used to promote health and growth of the fish that lived inside. Interestingly enough, the architecture of the pond has a great effect on the growth of the fish. There are six basic components to the Koi Pond: skimmer, bottom drain, mechanical filter, biological filter, UV light and water/air pumps. Of course Koi Ponds will require more maintenance and upfront work than other backyard elements, but the result will be a spectacular sight to see!