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POND Trade Magazine announces the Fifth annual Water Artisans of the Year Awards

POND Trade magazine has announced that it is now accepting entries for the 2020 Water Artisans of the Year contest, a staple of the pond and water garden industry in its fifth year. The independent contest was created in 2016More...

Water Flow Control in Pond & Feature Designs

In its basic form, water is the basis of all living matter. When pure, it is an odorless, tasteless liquid that descends from clouds as rain to form streams, lakes, ponds and oceans, only to return again to the atmosphere.More...

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Pond Construction | Towering Waterfall Build at Mountain Summit

Brad Steyskal & Jim Lewis, Lewis Landscape Services When we first met our client at his new home at the summit of a mountain in rural Hillsboro, Oregon, two things stood out — the size of his property and theMore...

Improving Pond Water Quality with Ozone Systems

If you’re a pond builder, you’ve undoubtedly already heard of (and possibly already installed) an ozone system to help keep a pond clean. If not, don’t panic! The science behind ozone, hydroxyl radicals and oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) is complicated, andMore...

Best Practices | How to Build an Island in a Water Feature

The aesthetic aspect of pond design incorporates many characteristics, such as edge treatment, spill or waterfall type, bridges and, sometimes, islands. Island construction can come in various forms depending on the technique, but the visual impact and the portion aboveMore...

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Contractor’s Corner | Character Rocks

The ultimate dream for a waterfall or pond builder is to have a huge rock selection to choose from in order to pick out every character rock possible for the feature. What is a character rock? Character rocks are theMore...

Language of Koi | Minimize Stressors for a Happier Pond

Gary Cryer of Grand Champion Koi in Chandler, Oklahoma, once said, “From the time koi are hatched to the time they pass away, there is always something trying to kill them.” When I first started selling koi and goldfish, itMore...