The existing ones, man-made and natural (approximately 500,000) remain in a poor state.
As a result, garden ponds are fast becoming an essential haven for wildlife, providing waterholes for birds and mammals supporting numerous aquatic species.
Glasgow City council is naturalising small sections of some of the boating ponds and creating ponds at Hogganfield and throughout the city to increase biodiversity using locally sourced native plants such as Water Mint, Forget Me Not; Yellow Flag Iris, Ragged Robin and Bottle Sedge.
These plants offer shelter and shade for aquatic species and provide landing platforms for insects like dragonfly and damselfly.
Any pond will attract visiting wildlife but wildlife ponds free from excessive nutrients have been allowed to establish naturally and have little or no fish because they eat everything else.
Important factors of a good pond are location; if it's in the centre of the garden then creatures leaving or entering the water are vulnerable to predators like birds and domestic pets, so a corner of the garden away from trees but near vegetation like flower beds or long grass and dead logs will provide a safe eco route.
Design; a shallow shelf or edge will allow animals to get in and out. Did you know frogs, toads and newts can drown if there is no way out.
Remember frogs, toads and newts live in and around ponds and in springtime there will be a flurry of activity when the amphibians return to their natural breeding grounds to mate and spawn.
However, as this is only for a short period, they are best left alone and will quietly disappear back into the undergrowth.
Amphibians are beneficial to the gardener because they will eat slugs and insects. It's amazing how quickly a pond becomes established.
There is no need to stock it with plants and animals, once they know it's there, they will soon make it their home.
lFor more details, contact Glasgow City Council Countryside Rangers Service on 0141 276 0924 or FROGLIFE www.froglife.org/scotland.