What distinguishes the pool from the pond?

Water bodies will undoubtedly contribute to the landscape element of harmony and peace. And if you want to decorate one of them the plot is to ask what distinguishes the pool from the pond, meaning by the latter is nothing like a pond. Will try in detail to answer the question.

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Swimming pool – construction (also a kind of pond), which is used for swimming in it and performs a decorative function.


Garden pond – a pond that is a decoration of the landscape and habitats of some plants and animals.

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So, both objects perform on the site decorative role. However, unlike the basin of a body of water representing a pond, is that it is a traditionally constructed pool for swimming. It contains nothing except water, and is a place of recreation for the territory owners and their guests.

The pond

At the same time, there are extremely decorative pools that serve only for aesthetic enjoyment at the sight of such facilities. Pool of this type can be supplemented, for example, statues or a fountain, and also have lights or special decorative veneer.

The pond never intended for bathing. First, it may be not deep enough for that, and secondly, water treatments among entangling the body of plants and diverse animals will hardly call pleasant. However, in addition to decoration of the site, the pond often has practical significance. For example, water is often used as a source of water for irrigation or breeding fish.

Optional accessories

Above described, which details can be used in the construction of decorative swimming pools. If the structure intended for swimming, it often provided a ladder for climbing, a trampoline or a removable awning. All of these elements are uncommon for the pond.

Water heating

Another distinctive feature is the use of artificial pools for water heating. For these purposes, mainly used by traditional electrical devices. Recently, however, the increasing solar heating, carried out with the help of special tubular manifold. If we talk about the pond, the need for artificial heating is absent.


Consider the difference between the pool and the water body relative to their size. It is worth noting that the swimming pool must have quite the impressive settings that allow the object to perform its primary function. The same applies to decorative pools. In General, the word «pool» stands for something bulky (it comes built on the site, not bouncy for very young children).

However, the pond may be very large, and medium size, and a little pond. Last option manages to build, using old tub or bath. Of course, a full-fledged pond (and pool) is not called, but the compact area of such water element is able to decorate.

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Pond (pond)

Used for bathing or for decorative purposes
In addition to performing a decorative role, can be of practical use (irrigation, fish farming, poultry)

Contains nothing except water
Is often the habitat of flora and fauna

It can be supplemented with ladder, diving Board and other things
No characteristic of the pool elements

Water heating
The absence of artificial heating

As a rule, sufficiently large
Can have different sizes

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