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Contractor’s Corner Quarterly Winner Reveals Tips on Expanding Ponds

By Grant Gerke / May 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Most owners want ponds to be as big as possible, but budget constraints don’t always allow for it. However, as pond owners become bigger fans, many want to expand on their original pond design. So how do you go about expanding your current pond? Well, our recent winner of the Contractor’s Corner quarterly award, Lloyd […]

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How to Keep Herons from Attacking Fish

By Grant Gerke / May 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

 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 your pond, and this issue can be a great reason to connect with customers and discuss […]

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Contractor’s Corner | Award-Winning Pond

By Grant Gerke / July 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Our quarterly award for the sponsored Contractor’s Corner section goes to John Bruder, Fairview Water Gardens, and his contribution to Six Mile, South Carolina. The Contractor’s Corner award winner receives $250 worth of Pondliner products. Every community needs an oasis and below are some of the details of the pond build: We had a location […]

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Waterscape Artisans ‘Up to their Ears’ in Love for the Profession

By Grant Gerke / April 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

What a great message to hear from our Contractor’s Corner Quarterly winner as everyone embarks on a new pond and water garden season: While for some this is a norm of life, waterscape artisans have chosen a profession they love, for few things compare to the building a waterscape experience. April’s Contractor’s Corner, sponsored by […]

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Event Images | Water Artisan Winners and Runners-Up

By Grant Gerke / February 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

A great time was had by all as we showered our winners and runners-up with their 2017 Water Artisans Awards at the Water Garden Expo event in Oklahoma this past week. Also, click here to view our gallery spotlight of the winners! Enjoy the photos below!               

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Contractor’s Corner | Stella Puts Her Paw in the Winner Circle

By Grant Gerke / January 25, 2018 / 2 Comments

Onward and upward, 2018 is here and we’re looking forward to a great year of business and new relationships. However, we have one last look at 2017 via the winner of Pondliner’s Quarterly contest for the best Contractor’s Corner article. The 4th winner — one winner each quarter — for 2017 is Ben Timmermans’ “ Contractor’s Corner […]

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“The “Pond” Was a Hole,” Mr. Fix-it Wins Contractor’s Corner Price

By Grant Gerke / October 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

A hero comes in all shapes and sizes, and pond contractors definitely fit into this category. The winner of this quarter’s Contractors Corner prize is Josiah Crousore, of Specialty Water Gardens and his story of a demoralized pond is a common one in the industry. From the article: There were crooked lines in the one patio […]

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Contest Winner | How to Hide Pond Equipment and Create a Beautiful Waterscape

By Grant Gerke / July 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

Replicating nature or mimicking nature is really at the heart of this industry. However, how do you create nature-inducing beauty without showing off the skimmer, pumps, and pond equipment? Our Contractor Corner’s winner, Craig McBride from All Aquatics, for this quarter did just this by creating a beautiful pondless waterfall and, in the articles, provide […]

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Waterscape Designing to the Next Level

By Grant Gerke / June 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

I love small water features! The simplicity of a patio pond or disappearing waterfall makes it easy for a crew to replicate a systematic process day after day, keeping your operation profitable while still delivering a custom product to your happy customer. Managing your all-important profit margin with a small water feature installation is a […]

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Runner-up Category | 2016 Water Artisans of the Year

By Grant Gerke / March 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

If there was one thing the judges agreed upon unanimously, it was that this year’s competition was wildly impressive, and not all decisions came easily. In a couple of cases, a category winner edged out his competition by just one vote. Here are the runners-up in each of our five categories. >> See More | […]

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