I would love to have a pond large enough to swim in!! That sounds soo amazing, Mavi. Have you tried snorkeling in it? I bet that would look magical!! My pond isn't large enough to swim in, but I have been in it. It comes up to my hips when I stand on the bottom. I'm about 5'1" to give you an idea of how deep it is.
I tried to make my pond look as natural as possible. Thanks, Mavi! Natural-looking ponds are my favorite. I still appreciate a modern design, too. I think yours gets has a nice balance. I actually had someone ask me if it was spring-fed. I guess that means I got the design right. ^-^
Oh ya. I forgot to mention, one of my koi, Byakko has a deformity of the mouth bones. I've never been able to actually determine what is wrong with her mouth. She eats in a different manner from the rest of the koi. She only eats out of one side of her mouth, the non-deformed one. I was really scared that I lost her the first winter she was in the pond, but she pulled through! My boyfriend also calls her Moo... Silly boyfriend. She is also the easiest to photograph, hence the below photo.