Kent Wallace was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kent spent most of his adult life in the automobile industry at independent shops and dealerships, along with working at his own shop as a race car fabricator at age 24. Then, in 2001 a neighbor asked Kent if he could build her a koi pond like the one Kent's father had. From that point on pond building became his new passion. This first pond he built was submitted to Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and won Best Courtyard Nationwide in their special interest publication.

Let Bacteria Do the Work!

By Kent Wallace / December 26, 2014 / 1 Comment

There are two primary categories of filtration in living water systems: pre-filtration and biofiltration. Pre-filtration consists of any filter that has the job of removing larger, suspended or sinking solids from the water column and the floating solids from the surface before the pump or other forms of filtration. This is an important function, which […]

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An Unnecessary Battle between Concrete and Pond Liner

By Kent Wallace / November 7, 2014 / 3 Comments

There is a battle brewing between some of the builders who construct ponds with concrete and those builders who use pond liner. This is not a battle that needs to be fought. Concrete is a structural component and liner is a sealing component. Each has its place and its purpose. The purpose of one shouldn’t be […]

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Filtration, Circulation, Aeration and Cleaning

By Kent Wallace / September 2, 2014 / 1 Comment

Maintaining a high-quality environment for your koi can be a complex endeavor. But according to Kent Wallace, success in your pond can be boiled down to four vital elements. In the first of a multi-part series, the owner of Living Water Solutions begins to outline his helpful blueprint for a clean, clear and healthy habitat.

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More Than Just a Pond

By Kent Wallace / July 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

What makes a koi pond a koi pond? (You may be surprised to discover that it’s not just koi.) A true koi pond is designed specifically to accommodate the unique needs of the fish, including dissolved oxygen content, water quality, minimum water volume and even waste management.

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Building Knowledge and Raising Standards: The future of our industry begins with each of us

By Kent Wallace / May 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

The pond industry has long been a “wild west,” with few governing bodies and regulations to control or police it. But are we really better off without them? In the first installment of a multi-part series, Kent Wallace explores the ramifications of the legislative freedom pond builders enjoy — and suggests some best practices to protect the industry’s future.

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Ponds by the Numbers: Rules for a lawless industry

By Kent Wallace / April 1, 2014 / 3 Comments

For better or for worse, the pond industry operates with minimal governing codes and laws. But according to Kent Wallace, the health of the industry would be well-served by a few common guidelines! Cater your next pond installation to Kent’s numbers and watch your success rate soar.

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