Mike White is the owner/operator of White Water Filters LLC and Sue Miller enterprise in Batavia, Ill. He built his first pond in 1990 and instantly fell in love with the hobby. In 1995 Mike became president of the Midwest Pond and Koi Society, the second largest pond club in the country. In 1998 he started White Water Filters, a pond construction company. In 2002 he opened a retail store in Batavia. In 2007 he took ownership of Sue Miller Enterprise, a local pond wholesale company. Mike has taught pond classes at a community college, spoken at numerous pond clubs in the Midwest and taught at seminars across the country.
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So You Want a Crystal Clear Pond

By Mike White / June 1, 2023 / 188 Comments

A crystal clear pond can sometimes feel like the white whale or the Holy Grail — that elusive reward that you perpetually chase and never catch. But according to Mike White, the secrets to victory over pea-soup green water may be hiding in two unlikely places: the local stone yard and your indoor fish tank.

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So you (Still) Want a Crystal Clear Pond: Revisiting Undergravel Filtration

By Mike White / April 26, 2018 / 109 Comments

I wrote an article for the May/June 2014 issue of POND Trade magazine under a similar title: “So You Want a Crystal Clear Pond.” If you don’t recall it, check it out in the archives at www.pondtrademag.com before you dive into this update. You might notice that my 2014 article generated a few dozen comments and […]

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Pond Renovation on a Budget

By Mike White / October 28, 2015 / 0 Comments

When I was given this topic to write on, I thought about it for a long time. When you say “pond renovation” to most people, they think of redoing a pond. When you say “on a budget,” they think of doing it in a cheap or frugal manner. If that is the case, then POND […]

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