What is a Crossover Pond™?
The CrossOver Pond™ “crosses over” between a Hybrid Pond™ and a Koi Pond. The CrossOver Pond™ is for serious Koi keepers who want a stunningly beautiful pond between 6′ and 12′ deep with large boulders and breathtaking waterfalls at the same time.
Russell Watergardens created the Crossover Pond™ concept to fill the gap between the Hybrid Pond™ and the Koi Pond. While Hybrid Ponds™ are safer for koi than Water Garden Ponds, Crossover™ Ponds are safer for koi and allow for koi to grow larger than Hybrid Ponds™, but more attractive in the landscape than Koi Ponds.
Crossover Ponds™ and Hybrid Ponds™ both utilize the patented Hydro Vortex™ filtration systems. Only the pond style itself – the depth and cosmetics are different. Crossover Ponds™ are deeper than Hybrid Ponds™.
Crossover Ponds™ have minimum 5′ depths where as Hybrid Ponds™ typically have 3′ minimum depths
A Hybrid Pond™ has no gravel on the bottom, similar to a Koi Pond, but the Hybrid Pond™ uses smooth boulders inside the liner to retain the earth. A Crossover Pond™, similar to both Koi pond and Hybrid Ponds™ has no gravel.
The Crossover Pond™, unlike the Hybrid Pond™, retains the earth behind the liner – similar to a Koi Pond. The Crossover Pond™ only has large decorative boulders on a small marginal plant ledge inside the liner around the pond’s perimeter.
The Crossover Pond’s™ pond boulders are typically “3-4 man” sized stretching 36″-48″ across. The boulders are used to soften the look of an otherwise Koi Pond. The Crossover Pond™ has waterfalls similar to a Hybrid Pond™ – but larger in size and scale due to the larger water volume and koi loading that requires an increased number of patented Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filters.
All aquatic plants – except floaters, are planted in aquatic plant baskets – and only on the marginal shelf between the large boulders.
Russell Watergardens (RWG), is the leader of innovative of cutting edge pond concepts, pond designs, and easy to clean filtration systems. RWG is the creator of the CrossOver Pond™, the Hybrid Pond™, and Bubble-Less™ Koi Pond design concepts. Which ever pond style you prefer, you can rest assured that it is designed to be easy to clean to give you years of enjoyment.
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