Proper maintenance is essential for keeping an ecosystem pond clean and healthy. Clarity Ponds recommends annual draining and cleaning of all ecosystem ponds.

Your living space doesn’t have to stop within the walls of your house.

Extend your personal style out into your yard with a custom pond from Clarity Ponds. Water features such as our custom-designed ecosystem ponds create a focal point that will enhance your outdoor space. Create a place to relax with family and friends while you enjoy the soothing sounds and visual impact of a natural work of art.

Ecosystem ponds are one of the most versatile types of ponds you can have. They are a great way to dip your toe into the world of backyard water features. 

They are called ecosystem ponds because they work with all of the elements of a natural ecosystem—but in a manmade environment. Specialized filtration systems allow the water to support fish, aquatic plants, and healthy algae for a thriving, natural habitat.

Clarity Ponds, the custom ponds builders experts, start its ecosystem ponds using natural stone and gravel at the bottom. This makes it one of the most natural-looking options available.

What will your backyard pond look like?

Ecosystem ponds can range in size from a small 4’ x 6’ pool to an acre or more. Clarity Ponds’ pricing structure is based on the three most popular sizes:

  • 7’ x 9’ – starting at $8,300
  • 9’ x 14’ – starting at $11,000
  • 14’ x 17’ – starting at $24,500

From there, there is no limit to creativity in an ecosystem pond. Clarity Ponds has numerous options to choose from to make your ecosystem ponds a unique expression of your personality.

  • Choose a structural addition like a stream, waterfall, or interactive ledge for visual interest.
  • Introduce animal life with frogs, turtles, koi, or other fish, and a grotto or fish cave where they can play.
  • Include the natural beauty of plants in, around, and floating on the surface of the water.
  • Strategic place driftwood, boulders, and LED color lighting for an artistic flair.
  • Use bottom aeration and automatic fill to control the water flow.
  • Add on a maintenance package to keep everything beautiful and in superb working order.

The Expert Advice You Need

An ecosystem pond can include several elements, but they must be chosen and introduced into the environment carefully. It is important to understand that not all fish and plants can coexist successfully. Our pond building experts will artfully design and build you a beautiful pond. But that is just the beginning. They will also use their skill and experience to guide you in your selection of plants and animals that will thrive together.

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Contact our expert pond builders today for a complimentary phone consultation and gain clarity about Eco System Ponds.


Tim Wanner
Tim Wanner
I contacted Clarity Ponds for an estimate to add some boulders to our existing water features. We have 4 ponds with falls etc, that we've built over the last 16 years and they needed a "little help". What a difference! They spent 2 days arranging, rearranging and meticulously placing dozens of large rocks into the existing landscape. We had the option to tell them what we wanted, but that wasn't necessary. Fair priced and very responsive and knowledgeable about ponds and plants. Great folks to work with. Highly recommend this company.
Dave Schumacher
Dave Schumacher
Clarity Ponds recently completed a water feature for me. It turned out nicer than I anticipated. They did a wonderful job and completed it in a very timely manner. All the workers were very professional and helpful with suggestions. When the project was completed, they cleaned up the area, one could not even tell they had been there. I would highly recommend Clarity Pond for any water feature work that you would like to have.
Eric Nordstrom
Eric Nordstrom
I had the pleasure of meeting their sales rep. Ana, at a Koi show. I knew right away this was "The" company to build my dream waterfall. Now that its complete, I can't express enough how impressed I am with Josh and his crew. (They worked in 100+ degree temps!) My only design constraint was to create a natural looking waterfall. I confidently let their artistic talent run free! Needless to say, they exceeded my expectations. They were always on time, professional and kept the work place clean. They were very careful not to disturb the yard surrounding the project. At Josh's suggestion, he added beautiful lighting. An unplanned expense but money well spent! At night the lighting transforms the falls into something magical...straight out of Disneyland. If you're in the St Louis area ask Clarity Ponds for my address. Feel free to come out and look at their masterpiece. Looking forward to another project with Clarity Ponds!!!!
Douglas Holtzmann
Douglas Holtzmann
Wow. Josh and his crew are so creative. The young bucks on his team are HARD workers. If you need a water feature, these are your guys. Innovative, creative and went beyond our expectations. Our grandkids love the fish. Tnx Team Clarity
Awesome place to work!
Debbie C
Debbie C
super happy and impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail.
Cathy Palomino
Cathy Palomino
Five stars!!!!
Kris Lollar
Kris Lollar
Great company, great experience! We are thrilled with our waterfall and slide added this summer to our pool. Clarity Ponds’ entire staff has been nothing but professional and easy to work with. The guys work hard and show up to get the job done. We couldn’t be happier with our backyard project!

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