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    The partial conversion of Ammonia to Nitrite to...

    The partial conversion of Ammonia to Nitrite to Nitrate. Your Ammonia levels are still too high, which will become problematic if the water warms up. Ammonia toxicity rises with pH and Temperature...
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    It means your water is hard as stone, your kH is...

    It means your water is hard as stone, your kH is reasonable, your phosphates are a tick high (and probably rising), and your biofiltration is making a marginal attempt to establish itself, but not...
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    If you know your local rate per kwh (it should be...

    If you know your local rate per kwh (it should be on your last bill) you can use this calculator to give you the bad news... At my home that would come to about $140 per month.
    The Water Garden...
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    The pump is a 1.5 hp electricity HOG. Designed...

    The pump is a 1.5 hp electricity HOG.
    Designed specifically for high pressure pool/spa use and a horrid fit for a 14000 liter pond.
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    Sad but true. Your contractor is trying to cure...

    Sad but true. Your contractor is trying to cure cancer with a band-aid. Exchanging Sand for Zeolite is a temporary aid that "may" extend your backwash frequency (if it is coarse enough), but only...
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    14K litres is much better than 1400 gallons. Not...

    14K litres is much better than 1400 gallons. Not optimal, but adequate with solid filtration.
    The contractor should have known better in the first place, so their sudden realization is a bit...
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    It sounds like you've put all of your filtration...

    It sounds like you've put all of your filtration eggs in one small basket.

    Let's take this one step at a time and address each issue.

    First, 1400 gallons is smallish for a Koi pond unless...
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