Ponds, Lakes & Water Gardens

working with water in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire since 1980

Contemplation pool construction
Contemplation pool design

It takes a certain type of calm pond builder to be able to build a good comtemplation pool. The construction must have tranquility built into it every step of the way. Creating a design for a contemplation pool can only ever be a good starting point as the materials used and the ambience of its site will almost inevitably exercise an influence on the contemplation pool as the building of it progresses.

A contemplation pool is a simple concept which requires thoughtful design and almost always a considerable amount of creative landscaping around the pool to build a suitable setting for it - think dripping grotto or pillared gazebo in the classical mould.

Contemplation pools are all about depth. A Contemplation pool can be designed to fit into even the smallest space provided that the space enhances, or can be made to enhance, the tranquillity of the pool.

shimmering reflections


William Henry Davies

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.