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Biosafety and Pond Management in the COVID-19 Era

Biosafety. We all know that word by now — it’s becoming the new norm on a worldwide scale. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the issues surrounding biosafety at all levels have become an essential daily concern. Sticking to our industry’sMore...

Pond Rebuild Reveals Window Into the World of Koi

We were two years into a maintenance contract for a natural water garden built by another contractor. It featured a large, 25-foot waterfall cascading down a hillside. As we continued to maintain it, we found that the sides of theMore...

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How to Keep Herons from Attacking Fish, Koi or Goldfish

 While all of us love critters and wildlife, in general, we have to keep pond predators like herons away from our beloved koi and goldfish. This video from Foisy Aquatics provides 10 methods to keep herons away from yourMore...

Submersible Water Pumps: Electrical Safety Tips

Pond professionals come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests and often wear many different creative and technical hats. With an artistic background in design and a team of landscape architects to put the vision together, a pond professionalMore...

Circulation Strategies for Pond Management

Circulation for ponds is an aspect of design that needs to be addressed early on. Many of us have had to assess a poorly performing pond only to determine that, even with good equipment, one of the main problems isMore...

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Contractor’s Corner | Babble Around the Water Cooler

Every job starts with a phone call, and this particular call was no different — except it’s not every day that your job site is an office building that was built in the early 1940s. When we arrived to meetMore...

Using Aeration to Fight Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Aeration introduces oxygen into an aquatic ecosystem through various methods. Air compressors, waterfalls and fountains inject small oxygen bubbles, increasing the dissolved oxygen (DO) level of the water feature. DO is one of the most important facets of a healthyMore...