The Pond is a man-made, self-contained, self-cleaning ecosystem providing a chemical-free pond and water garden. The Pond harnesses Nature’s own processes to produce clean, clear water. A shallow beach, aquatic plants and rocks act as natural filters removing contaminants and helps prevent algae. In addition, rocks seeded with friendly bacteria biologically cleanse the water. A small waterfall adds valuable aeration. Natural predators and moving water make the Pond practically mosquito free. Pumps circulate the water through the regeneration zone and back into the Pond. Adjacent to The Pond is a hot tub built into the rocky setting. At night small lights laid into the bottom reflect the constellations of the heavens. Our pond was built by Mick Hilleary of Kansas-based Total Habitat, the nation’s leader in the construction of pool ponds.
They listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.
– Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. …Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.
– Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad