Ed Beaulieu started his professional journey in 1993 as a construction laborer for Aquascape Inc. He now serves as vice president of field research and contractor development. Ed has successfully built thousands of custom-designed ponds from small backyard water gardens to large lakes and commercial water features. He holds a B.S. in zoology, with an emphasis in limnology, and concentrated his master's studies in marine biology. Ed has worked with Certified Aquascape Contractors on water feature installations for Richard Petty, Jill Rappaport and other celebrities, and has appeared on several HGTV and DIY channel shows. He was also a contributing author for The Pond Builder’s Bible, Pond Building for Hobbyists and Succeeding and Prospering with Water Features II. Most recently, he appeared on the Pond Stars reality television show produced by Nat Geo WILD.
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Overcoming the Challenges of Building a Recreational Pond

By Ed Beaulieu / December 30, 2023 / 0 Comments

In the quest for serenity and a connection with nature, many homeowners are turning to recreational ponds as a transformative addition to their outdoor spaces. These purposefully crafted bodies of water not only bring aesthetic appeal but also offer the ideal opportunity for interacting with water. When you consider the actual definition of a recreational […]

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Pond Excavation Basics | Can You Dig It?

By Ed Beaulieu / September 10, 2023 / 0 Comments

We all know that a contractor can dig a hole, but do you know the benefits of doing it right? A step-by-step excavation process will undoubtedly save you time, money, materials and headaches. Before you begin digging, you’ll want to perform a few easy tasks that will help to avoid surprises later on. First, be […]

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How to Avoid the Top 10 Pond-Building Mistakes

By Ed Beaulieu / October 28, 2021 / 1 Comment

Much to the delight of pond builders everywhere, the water feature industry is experiencing a boon that hasn’t been seen for several years. People are traveling less and tend to prefer creating an oasis in their own backyard that can be appreciated all year long. It can be tough keeping up with the demand for […]

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Pond Diet? Parallels Between Humans and Ponds

By Ed Beaulieu / June 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

You’re probably thinking I’ve lost my mind at this point, but let me explain. Aquatic ecosystems have a lot of similarities to our bodies — we’re both a product of our diets. In fact, if you just look around, you’ll see similarities between lots of different ecosystems as they relate to food production and consumption. […]

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Make an Impact With Small Water Features

By Ed Beaulieu / April 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

Water. The most abundant compound on the planet, it makes up 70 percent of our bodies; it drives our weather patterns; it supplies nourishing rains for our crops; it allows our bodies to actually function and it’s used in manufacturing everything in some way, shape or form. >> Check out more Water Feature articles and […]

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