Freddie Combas has 17 years of experience designing and building water features. A founding member of the IPPCA, Freddie's awards include: Top Gun (IPPCA), Top Frog (Aquascape Designs), 1st Place World Wide Waterfall Competition (IPPCA), BEST of Orlando (Orlando Magazine) and others. He has been featured multiple times on Disney's HGTV show, — My Yard Goes Disney — as well as in national publications such as Florida Design Magazine, Home Renovation, PondsUSA, Aquascaper, Ponds Magazine and Water Garden News. http:/
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Building Formal Koi Ponds

By Freddie Combas / February 26, 2023 / 0 Comments

As I wrote this article, I found myself using the term “traditional” to describe koi ponds with clean lines and more of a geometric design than those natural koi ponds seen in beautiful Japanese Zen gardens. This made me pause to consider my choice of words. As Steve Urkel would say, “Did I do that?” […]

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Breakthrough Modular Design Delivers Modern Koi Pond

By Freddie Combas / November 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

What do you do when a client loves his koi but also likes to change the design of their pond too often? Case in point, a customer wanted a natural looking pond with natural stone and a waterfall and he had that pond for many years. However, his growing koi moved him more toward a […]

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Choosing the Right Pond Liner

By Freddie Combas / April 21, 2021 / 2 Comments

What else can be said about a pond liner, other than it’s just a big panel of rubber membrane included in a pond kit? The answer is … quite a lot. Here’s an introduction to several types of liners and the diversification and growth opportunities they could offer your company. Though liners are the foundation […]

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The Pondman Ponders the Keys to Staying Inspired

By Freddie Combas / February 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

To start on a positive note, I do not agree with this Oxford Dictionary definition. No, this is not going to be an Oprah-like article, and Dr. Deepak Chopra will not be mentioned in it (other than just now). It is definitely not a “really nice ponds inspire me” type of article, either. This is […]

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The Art of the Waterfall

By Freddie Combas / December 30, 2014 / 2 Comments

We have all seen both the “WOW!” waterfall as well as the “What were they thinking?” waterfall, right? Most prospective customers have been exposed to the latter, which makes selling them on your better-built and more aesthetically pleasing waterfall much easier. Since the aesthetic aspects of a waterfall are subjective, I will try to focus […]

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