Alan Koontz is the Owner of Carolina Pondscapes, Inc. and has been building water features for over 17 years. He is a past director of the NAPP (National Association of Pond Professionals) and the Advisory Board for the Southern Ideal Home Show in Greensboro, N.C. He served eight years in the US Army as a Paratrooper and Drill Sergeant and has a background in mechanical, computer and electrical engineering. Alan and Sherry, his wife of 27 years, have four children, with whom they spend time with at the gym and ball field. Alan enjoys working out in his spare time with his sons' wrestling team, and is a certified firearms instructor.

Pond Rebuild Reveals Window Into the World of Koi

By Alan Koontz / April 27, 2020 / 1 Comment

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 the stream in the waterfall were settling, creating many leaks that would require continued adjustments. Because […]

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Utilizing Your Experience and Confidence for Resolving Water Feature Problems

By Alan Koontz / September 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

Our confidence, ability, and experience provided us the tools and capabilities to go in and tackle this project knowing that we may have run…

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Act Natural!

By Alan Koontz / May 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

No matter how much time, effort and money went into your pond, if it doesn’t look natural then it won’t have that “wow factor” — and you won’t have repeat business! Taking cues from Mother Nature’s playbook, Alan Koontz has developed some surefire ways to turn a dull arrangement of rocks and water into a naturalistic oasis … and he’s sharing his secrets with you.

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