My philosophy is simplicity. To alter a landscape in such a manner as to appear as though the house and existing landscape was designed and built around the Water Feature or Pond. I will consider the type of atmosphere you are looking for when you are enjoying your water feature.
To provide a Pond or WF with regard to the level of active care the owner/s are
There should be little or no daily attention required. Monthly or semi-monthly will accommodate a healthy pond.