Reflecting ponds have a sleek design and make a garden look bigger. The still water is reminiscent of a lake, providing you with a great place to sit and watch the reflection of the clouds in the smooth surface of the water. This type of pond can help calm your mind and let you daydream. A proper reflecting pond does not have any plants, but a clearly defined edge which acts like the frame of a painting. The pond provides a reflection of your garden.
Reflecting ponds are normally quite shallow, i.e. about 30-40 cm. Sometimes, these ponds are raised to make the pond a separate feature in the garden. A reflecting pond usually contains no plants and the shallow water warms up and cools off quickly. This causes algal growth and you can soon end up with green water. You should use a filter installation and pond maintenance products to keep the pond water clear.