Need some advice on whether or not to provide maximum shade over parts of my planned pond. Due to county setback requirements, I will not be able to cover the entire pond. However in its current location (North side) of our house, 3/4 of the pond will remain in shade throughout the whole day (wintertime) and 1/2 of the pond will be in shade during summer months. The late afternoon sun will have a chance to enter the pond but incorporating the 6ft fence around the whole pond area (code requirement) will again provide a lot of protection from direct sunlight entering the pond. Do koi readily swim around the pond in shaded areas more? Do they collectively avoid bright sunlit areas in the pond, if they know they have a good amount of protective shaded areas? Interested in all your insights.
I live in Hawaii so I guess sunshine is part of the norm over here. It is actually rainy season now, but today is absolutely...well I'll let you guys guess. Sorry if there are some of you on the upper east coast region. At least you all have white Christmas's.