Universal Aquatics specializes in backyard water feature installation, repair and maintenance. This includes installing or repairing koi ponds, waterfalls, water fountains, pondless waterfalls and more. We can design or install these water features to give you the backyard of your dreams. We serve the Metro Atlanta, Georgia area.
personalized tropical pond

Personalized Pond Plantings

By John Magyar / February 26, 2023 / 0 Comments

Homeowners Personalize Their Spaces in the Planting Phase Plants, both terrestrial and aquatic, are a huge part of naturalizing a newly constructed water feature. Not only do plants help soften up the hardscape, but they also help tie everything together. After the chaos of the construction phase has come to an end, and the machine […]

Read More
Pondless Waterfall Magyar

Pond Construction | Father & Son Build Pondless Waterfall

By John Magyar / June 26, 2022 / 2 Comments

When we purchased our house in 2016, I just knew the front yard would be perfect for a pondless waterfall system. After living in the house for a year or so, my 13-year-old son and I built a 95-foot pondless feature in the backyard. Soon after, we built a much smaller-sized pondless feature in the […]

Read More

Pond Maintenance for Shaquille O’Neal

By John Magyar / August 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that an entire year has gone by since a handful of Certified Aquascape Contractors had the privilege of building basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal a one-of-a-kind pond and waterfall system at his home in McDonough, Georgia. >> View John Magyar’s Maintenance list for SHAQ’s pond Even though this beast of […]

Read More

Transform a Koi Pond with Bonsai Trees

By John Magyar / April 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

Bonsai, ponds and waterfalls go together like peas and carrots. So a couple of years ago when I received a call from a gentleman who said he wanted a koi pond with his bonsai trees in mind, I didn’t think much about it. It turned out, this wasn’t just another bonsai collection. I realized when […]

Read More

Pond Construction | Father & Son Create Backyard Pondless Waterfall

By John Magyar / August 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

In April 2016, I moved into a new house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The first thing I did was survey the property for a suitable spot to install a water feature. My family and I tossed around a few ideas to see what we could come up with, like installing a swim pond, a koi pond, […]

Read More

Wade Through the Muck With These Time-saving Pond Cleanout Tips

By John Magyar / February 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

Tis the season to begin another vigorous attack on dirty ponds. Pond cleanout season is quickly approaching, and the team at Universal Aquatics in Atlanta is getting ready for another great one. Here are a few tips to help make the most out of your spring pond-cleaning season. The Name of the Game: Speed & […]

Read More

Ever-Changing Plans Makes Building Ponds Tougher

By John Magyar / December 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

It’s not every day that Universal Aquatics of Atlanta, Georgia gets an opportunity to create something we have never created before. “Asian spice meets the Tennessee Hills with a mix of formal simplicity and a touch of rustic flair, in a nutshell” is what our team was tasked with developing and constructing. In April of […]

Read More

Give Customers What They Need, Not What They Want!

By John Magyar / April 1, 2015 / 0 Comments

A sitting boulder was added to allow an up-close and personal view of the water feature. It is also a great place for enjoying a nice cup of coffee to start the day.

Read More
Scroll to Top