Ponds with rock edging and pebbles
In Autumn last year we made our pond and used rocks to line the edges and created a pebble beach:
I've just been doing some research on some final plant ideas and came across a website that stated that using cobbles/pebbles or rocks around the edge of the pond would be bad for young amphibians and cause them to cook to death on the surface. An internet search has shown at least one other source that agrees. I'm now really worried we've made a huge mistake with our design. I'd read that paving slabs near a pond were a bad idea for that very reason, but on several wildlife friendly pond making sites and sources I've seen rocks and pebble beaches mentioned so thought these wouldn't have the same issues.
We're going to have plants right around the edges (outside and in the pond) but I'm just wondering if anyone has a similar set up and knows whether it's going to be bad for the amphibians or not? The pond is on our south facing side so full sun.