New Method to Build Backyard Beach Ponds with Sand, Koi & Crystal Clear Water

Published on December 19, 2020

Emulated “beachfront pond” (sand bottom without pond liner issues). © Stonewall Creek 2020

A pond building company in Las Vegas, Nevada, Stonewall Creek, announced the launch of a new method they invented to build koi ponds with sand and crystal clear water the best way possible. This method has been changing the way backyards are being made in the Las Vegas Valley, and is rapidly catching on as a trend throughout the US.

This newly launched building method for natural swim ponds aims to help homeowners enjoy a sandy beach style paradise in their own backyards; where they can swim in ultra-clear water that can handle large fish loads with sand across the bottom, without all the maintenance issues that usually come with koi ponds of this type.

This is something that’s been impossible to achieve in the past, and this solution couldn’t have been invented in a better time than to end off 2020’s quarantine season with a newly installed backyard beach pond oasis.

A Las Vegas Backyard Beach Installation project.

Stonewall Creek is the only company in the United States that constructs ponds using this new method. Hector Mardueño, the owner of Stonewall Creek, discovered the process that allows ponds to sustain crystal clear, clean and swimmable water all year-round with beach sand throughout the bottom, without the use of chlorine.

Usually, the company installs these beach ponds in backyards and commercial properties throughout Las Vegas. The ponds can also have an added customizable surrounding beachfront landscape to simulate the beaches of the Caribbean right in the middle of the Mojave desert.

The proprietary sand pond filtration system (S.A.N.D.) has been perfected 3 years in the making after many modifications and rigorous testing. This method allows ponds to sustain high quality water with levels of clarity that is otherwise impossible to achieve without the use of chlorine.

In addition, Stonewall Creek’s natural sand pond beaches are able to take on large fish loads, as well as people bathing in them. This makes a much more desirable natural swimming pool for homeowners throughout the United States.

People can swim regularly with koi fish in these new ponds since the water doesn’t have toxic chemicals and also stays entirely clean simultaneously. Swimming with koi is desirable by many, and the koi can become very social with their keepers to the point where one can hold and feed them.

Natural swimming pool builders have issues with algae on a regular basis. However, Stonewall Creek’s pond building process is changing the industry standard.

Koi fish enjoying the water. © Stonewall Creek

The company’s founder Hector, said: “What we focused on right off the bat with our pond filtration process was to not have fishy water, as Americans usually swim in clear water. Most people would shy away from swimming in a natural pool with green, yellow or brown water tinted with fish residue. And that’s what makes us proud to be able give our clients pond water so clean that it looks blue. A lot of people ask us if we dye the water – we do not.”

In the United States, the majority of ponds are built with gravel or sand which can both turn septic depending on their filtration and how often they’re maintained. They collect fish waste, debris, and it can all decay mixing into the water because the filtration system doesn’t filter out everything it needs to.

A benefit to having a natural swimming pool is the fact that it is a usable water feature in the winter in areas where water does not freeze. This means that one can add aquatic plants, edible water plants such as watercress, taro plants, mint, ginger, tomatoes, peppers, bacopa, water celery, pennywort, and more to their pond.

“We tuck the plants in between rocks, and we make wetland areas where we have water that naturally runs through them,” added Hector.

Interestingly enough, this makes the plants an integral part of their new beach pond filtration system.

Aquatic plants eat up the nutrients that the algae would usually eat, slowing down the growth of the algae. Due to the way the Stonewall Creek filtration system works with sandy freshwater ponds, one can plumb it and use the filtration system for hydroponics.

To learn more about Stonewall Creek pond builders and natural swimming pools, visit their website at:

Stonewall Creek
12740 Blue Diamond Rd,

Las Vegas, NV 89161

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