Lloyd Lightsey, The Pond Monster, has been building, engineering and just plain loving the water feature industry for nearly 41 years. He loves playing with life-sized Tonka trucks and throwing dirt and rocks all day with his crew. Lloyd has an awesome wife, Karrie, his "partner in life and business" who will soon be announcing her own line of pond accessories. Lloyd and Karrie have been "digging the pond life for the four years" we've been married (pun intended).

Contractor’s Corner | Gotta Have More Pond!

By Lloyd Lightsey / March 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

In my 46 years of building water features and ponds, I have never been told that I’ve built one that was too big. On the contrary, I have been tasked to expand quite a few ponds — some I didn’t build, and many I did. It all began back in 1975 when my father, the head […]

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Living the Pond Life, More Than Just a Hobby

By Lloyd Lightsey / October 28, 2016 / 1 Comment

In one way or another, we can all agree that living, laughing and loving are key parts of the pond life. However, these terms are relative, because we all think of these things differently — just as ponds and water features mean different things to different people. A multi-million-dollar commercial pond with massive boulders, waterfalls […]

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Birth of the Pond Monster (Slocum Gardens)

By Lloyd Lightsey / February 25, 2015 / 4 Comments

I’m often asked how I got into building water features. Well, it all boils down to some grass. When I was 13, my brother joined the Army and left me in charge of mowing the lawn every Saturday. Of course, in Central Florida the grass never stops growing. What’s more, in the summer you can’t […]

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