Stagnant water prevention:Mosquitos
Well here's my problem. We're having a house built. For this new house, I wanted to have 1 pond big enough in the backyard to keep koi (if possible because Boise is putting houses on postage stamps. Basically, Boise is getting greedy and stuffing big houses on small lots and stuffing small houses on even smaller lots, so you have no yard!), and/or put a small pond in the front next to the house entry with a waterfall with accent lighting and all that other stuff.
My point is that my mom would rather a pondless waterfall over a pond with waterfalls stocked with fish. She said that we would have mosquitos laying eggs in the water. I know they do do this, but my question is...
What is the easiest way to prevent stagnant water in a koi pond?
This goes mostly to the one in the backyard. There will be two waterfalls on this lake. Im thinking of having the actual pond being about 10'x15' feet at a depth at the deepest of 3 feet; 4 feet at the most. The two waterfalls will be separated by about 6-7 feet, with the falls having a diameter of a 3/4' of a foot at the mouth and a foot at most in the upper falls.
"If you can single-handedly manage to kill a common pet store Betta fish, then that's when you know you've accomplished something great," said by my Dad as of 4/30/11