I'm the owner and operator of Koi Depot of San Diego and have been running my business since 1989. My passions are many, such as my work in the construction industry since 1972 and as an avid saltwater aquarist since 1984. I have combined these two passions and found my true calling in the water features and design space when I went to my first Koi meeting and show in 1987. In Jan 2000, one of our pond designs was featured on the cover of Koi USA and also developed the “Koi Keeper Assistant Software” in 2004. Collaborators on the software included Michael Oleksak and Dr. Eric Johnson DVM. Koi Depot is all about continuous improvement and this includes my education credentials from the College of the Desert, Agricultural Mechanization, '75 – 76, Cuyamaca College, CAD/CADD Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, '87 – 88. Over the last 27 years, we have grown and learned so much about Koi and water features. This is what drives Koi Depot of San Diego! "One goal, One passion: Provide the best environment for the growth and health of your Koi."

Video | Poway Project via Contractor’s Corner

By Mark Lawson / December 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

This month, Pond Magazine debuted our new web site and also unveiled a new user-submitted case study section, called Contractor’s Corner. This three-minute video details many components of this waterfall installation, including two four-inch Rhino I Bottom drains, two sequence pumps, an air disc, an Evo 110 UV system, and an EA Air Pump 70. Helix Life […]

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Poway Overhaul

By Mark Lawson / November 1, 2014 / 1 Comment

We received a call from Rob Shannon Concrete Pumping in El Cajon, California about a pond in Poway. The homeowner, Greg, was looking for advice and guidance. We set up a time to meet, and after seeing the canvas we went to work.

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