Craig McBride is the owner of All Aquatics, located in Allen, Texas. The company has completed pond installations in more than seven states throughout the US. We are always open to do builds where the budget allows us to travel for the installation. See our work on our website
Modern pond with water feature

Building a modern pond to make a client’s dream a reality

By Craig McBride / April 5, 2023 / 0 Comments

As owner of All Aquatics, I was approached by a home builder looking for a contractor capable of building a modern pond and water feature envisioned by a homeowner. “Could I build what the client envisioned?” he asked. I accepted the challenge, recognizing the difficulties that lie ahead. Building was underway and the foundation and […]

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valve box water garden

Installation Tips to Ensure Water Garden Quality

By Craig McBride / December 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

The water garden industry as a whole is still evolving, and with that, there are few, if any standards or regulations in place for us to follow. As professionals, we are responsible for being knowledgeable about our trade and following procedures and any safety standards set forth by our local government agencies. However, the rest […]

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Contractor’s Corner | Mask the Mechanics to Create a Seamless View of Your Waterscape

By Craig McBride / July 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

For this project, I was able to hide the pump vault by arranging the layout so that the vault itself was placed off to the side and using additional Aqua Blocks to extend…

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Pond Construction: How to Attract Birds to Your Pond

By Craig McBride / August 31, 2015 / 1 Comment

What attracts birds to a pond? Moving water, places to bathe and drink, populations of insects to eat and plants for coverage. So when tasked with building a pond specifically for bird-watchers, I implemented all of these elements to create a thriving ecosystem that teems with life — and birds! Mimicking Mother Nature In all […]

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