Originally Posted by tadpole
$20,000 to $30,000 for a true Koi Pond is not necessarily unreasonable.
The method of construction is entirely different than an eco-system (Garden) pond.
There are a couple of things that you failed to mention:
-in-ground or above ground?
-lined (EPDM)? Epoxy sealed concrete?
-projected fish load?
I am fairly confident that this same post on one of the Koi fanciers' forums will bring the same response as to installation costs.
between 1 & 3.5' deep at the deepest, in ground with EPDM, fish load perhaps 15 or so.
I guess I'm just a little surprised that people in THIS economy will pay 25-30K for a relatively small pond. Especially when contractors generally hire local illegals who will dig for a whole day non stop for about $150.00.
I guess what I should do is hire those same people and I put it together myself with them doing the labor.