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Water features in the garden are highly fashionable but so many families cant have a pool of water while the children are young because accidents do happen. A simple solution is to build a deep pond and immediately fill it with cobbles right up to the surface level. The water is still visible between
the cobbles and impossible to drown in. Its attractive and can easily be converted back to a full pond by removing the cobbles!
Um, supervise the little tykes. [globaltourniquet, Jun 07 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]
||Meanwhile, your koi can hone their rock-climbing skills.
||How about putting in a pond with a plexiglass top to keep the kids from falling in and the fish from jumping out. Then you could actually have a deep pond. If that doesn't work a small electric fence works to keep racoons out. I bet it would do the same for children.
||Actually, it is quite possible for infants and toddlers to drown in as little as two inches of water. See link.
||To be honest, the whole idea of a pond
is to either keep fish in it, or encourage
wildlife, like frogs. If it was full of rocks,
you could do neither, then rendering
the pond useless and boring to look at,
in which case you might as well not
have it at all.
||(Unless it was a fountain, of course)