Lights greatly enhance the beauty of the pond. I installed a set of 12
low-voltage lights around the perimeter of the pond. They are on a timer so that
they automatically come on at dusk and turn off around midnight. They are not
very bright and provide just enough light to see your way around the pond,
highlight some of the plants, and provide nice reflections off of the water.
Low-voltage light lights are not very expensive and easy to install. I paid
about $30 for my light kit including the lights, wiring, transformer and timer.
I also installed an underwater
light, which shines up through the water and onto my waterfall. It is a really
striking effect. The lights come with colored filters for a variety of effects.
I use a red filer on mine and it is really beautiful. Underwater lights are more
expensive (about $60 for one) but I highly recommend using at least one. This
winter when the pond was frozen over, the red light looked really neat growing
under the ice. You can also get floating lights, which make a nice effect in
I also put a couple of Tiki
torches and candles around the pond, which add a nice touch.
Everybody puts some silly little figurines around their pond. Iím no
different. I have a large stone head (Easter Island replica), a concrete
alligator, a couple of frogs, a gargoyle, a little lighthouse, and a turtle that
spits water. I like them.
There is an enormous variety of plants that you can plant around and IN you