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Koi Tips, Pond Services and Filtration Articles Occupy the 2018 Top Ten List

By Grant Gerke / July 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

Where does the time fly? 2018 is half-way done and below we have the most popular 2018 articles and pages on PONDtrademag.com. The always popular Gallery Spotlight lands in the top spot while water filtration, koi food, pond design and pond services fill out the rest of the Top 10.  This 2018 Top Ten midway […]

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Impressive Pond Lighting Proves to be a Winner

By Grant Gerke / April 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

“When we began work on this pond, we were amazed by the beauty of this property. Our client’s love of statues, big boulders and fountains fit right in our wheelhouse, and we were happy to indulge these passions. As far as nighttime lighting was concerned, we knew this project would need to have an eclectic […]

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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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Who Made POND Trade’s Top Ten for 2017?

By Grant Gerke / January 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

There’s a whole lot of content on our smartphones these days and sometimes great pond articles are missed due to clients, large projects, billing etc. However, we have gathered our Top Ten pond articles for 2017 below to help you catch up! As our list shows below, our readership — installers and owners — loves koi knowledge, […]

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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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Aquatic Edge Pond & Landscape Solutions Wins Contractor’s Corner Prize

By Grant Gerke / April 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

Tim Wood’s “Big Pond Transformation for a Small Space” article is the winner of our most recent Contractor’s Corner quarterly contest but, most importantly, with the homeowners of this pond. The article reveals how Tim and crew provided a comprehensive assessment of the failing pond versus an altogether new installation. The owners choose the latter […]

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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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