Okay so while my family is renovating the house, they are putting in the pond. It will be 13 feet by 5 feet by 2.5 feet (30 inches deep). The base/bottom will be concrete or something like that because it will be a raised pond so we can sit around the edges.
I would LOVE some information on pond keeping, koi, and goldfish. I have never kept them so I don't really know anything about them other than how big they get. I have googled but I can't seem to find informative websites.
I really need info on things like what fish to get, what filtration system, do I need a heater in the winter, how to protect pond from animals, etc.
Websites are greatly appreciated, so is advice and other useful facts.
Here is some info of the pond location:
Summers get up to 115 F
Winters down to 30 F, sometimes all the way to 25 F
Will be near five dogs and one cat.
Thank you so much!