3- Pond viewing window construction :
Normally this one come with the raised floor ponds .. here some articles about how to set up and the products review ..
DIY glass pond window with liner :
courtesy to : www.pond-life.me.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13476
July 2nd, 2015, 7:21 pm
A viewing window adds a fantastic dimension to your new koi pond and is very useful for keeping an eye on the health of the koi without having to net them.
I wanted to do this topic as when i was researching how to do my pond window there wasnt many threads with information on pond windows with liner, mostly they come up with fibre glass. My pond has been set up a few months and I was looking at the windows on the internet and noticed prices around £300 for glass with a frame. I didnt want the frame as I felt this would look ugly with my sleeper pond.
I went to a local glass supplier who took my pond dimensions and volume and calculated what glass I needed, I managed to get my glass which is 700 x 400 and approx 15mm thick with a laminate inbetween for £20. I must add that this was a trade price as I know someone with an account there.
The pond only had to be half drained as it goes down 2ft into the ground so I was able to keep the fish in there.
The silicone I purchased was from erdington aquatics a local aquatic shop to me and that come to £36 for two tubes of it. I used the silicone as a frame for the glass.
With no real wood skills and first time using a router I routed out a rebate into my sleepers
Once the sleepers had a rebate in them approx 30mm all round I cut the liner and siliconed the glass to sit on top of the liner in the rebate, I used 1 1/2 tubes of silicone on this
I then left it 24 hours to set and nervously started filling it up to check for leaks
This is the finished product
Thanks for looking and I hope this will help anyone thinking of doing it
- Infinity Koi Ponds :
courtesy to : www.grpliningservices.co.uk/infinity-pond.html
Stunning. Imagine the view from the patio..... The window is 'Infinity' styled meaning the glass comes up to top of the wall as opposed to the traditional in wall type.
Again, GRP were entrusted to work on a finely built koi pond.
Questions often asked of us about koi pond viewing windows are 'What style of window should I have' and 'How thick should the glass be?'
The two styles available are the traditional in wall type and the infinity style as shown in this featured pond where the glas reaches to the top of the wall.
The thickness of the glass in both cases is calculated by our dedicated glass specialist contractor based on the following information. Pond dimensions and the height to the top of the glass from operating water level in the pond.Our customers receive a very good discount from the supplier (Discount code from GRP required.)
Here is a diagram of how the koi pond viewing window is installed WITHOUT the need to buy an aluminium frame.
- Koi Pond Windows :
A products review
courtesy to : www.atlanticagardens.com/koipondwindow
These top grade 316 stainless steel frames (the only grade that doesn't corrode) with Pilkington toughened, laminated and heat-soaked glass panels have been developed to make fitting a window into your pond easy.
Stock sizes are for a 215mm (9") block work wall. Simply bed in and block around the frame and then silicon in the glass. This design brings your fish closer so it is much easier to carry out an inspection to check your fishes health. This koi pond window and frame comes complete with tubes of Aquamate silicon, plastic packers to centralize glass and full fitting instructions. If you require a bespoke size or style just contact us and will make you one. If you are installing a pond liner and require more selant please let us know. Thank you
There are many reasons to fit a 316 stainless steel pond window frame from Atlantica Gardens:
• It's the only safe method to bring the glass to the front of the wall for better inspection of your fish.
• A better view into the pond to add interest from around the garden.
• A perfectly flat surface for the glass so no torsional twisting under water pressure.
• The frames have a lifetime guarantee.
• Easy fit design, you just build them in with the block/brick work. See our Video below..
• Can be used with a liner or GRP fiberglass. See our Video below..
• They are fish friendly with no sharp corners to catch the fish.
• There are many window styles to choose from: *Straight | *Curved | *Retro Fit | *Corner | Lugless for wooden ponds |
--*Available as Infinity (Three Sided).
Koi Pond Window: 316 stainless steel frame and glass. Exported to the USA, built by Ted Dixon treesdalelandscape.com
2600mm Koi Pond Window: Four sided 316 stainless steel (3mm) with external lugs on all surfaces.
Curved 316 stainless steel frame and glass kit: 1200mm x 600mm x 220 mm. Large bespoke sizes also available.
Corner Double Panel Koi Pond Window Frame: 2500mm x 1500mm x 600mm H to fit a 220 mm thick wall.
A new product from Atlantica Gardens this year is a corner window or a complete end window which will give an unrivaled view of you koi through the side and end of your raised pond. The corner windows can be positioned with a central pillar with two opposing corner units for the larger ponds. Or a double ended frame to give one end of your pond the completely open look of an aquarium.
The corner infinity style window requires a top supporting strap as shown below.
Our 80ft Koi Pond Build: Constructed using a 316 Stainless Steel Frame 1200mm W x 600mm H x 220mm Deep
Figure Shows 316 Stainless Frames: With and without lugs for wooden ponds and retrofit / conventional installations.
Below Figure Shows 316 Stainless Frames:
1200mm W x 600mm H x 220mm Deep
900mm W x 600mm H x 220mm Deep
1800mm W x 600mm H x 220mm Deep
Below: Peter Mosley's Koi Pond UK.
Pond Window Videos from Atlantica Gardens:
Below: David Hall's Koi Pond. Two 6ft stainless steel frames (Landscaping is yet to be finished).
How to seal a Koi Pond Window Frame:
How to seal a Butyl Liner to a Glass Koi Pond Window:
Beautiful Koi Pond with Viewing Window:
Thanks to Shonn Hild of Hild Landscapes Matton USA for sending in the video of the beautiful pond he created using one of our window kits, will be updated when the planting is finished.
Outside to Inside Koi Pond Window Frame:
The advantage of our frames can be clearly seen here, with the glass at the front of the wall as they allow all your favorite fish to swim closer into the room for viewing. You can see a range of different size frames on our website and thanks for watching.