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Pond Construction | Collaborative Concrete Ecosystem Pond Build

Article By Tom Dieck & Dylan Ardotta, Aquascapes East The water garden industry (and landscaping in general) can be a feast-or-famine scenario. Due to uncooperative weather throughout the winters in the Northeast, we are often forced to cram a whole calendar year’s worth of installations into a span of just eight months or so. No …

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How to Build an Island in a Water Feature

The aesthetic aspect of pond design incorporates many characteristics, such as edge treatment, spill or waterfall type, bridges and, sometimes, islands. Island construction can come in various forms depending on the technique, but the visual impact and the portion above the water line are usually all the customer is interested in. The designer or contractor …

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Circulation Strategies for Pond Management

Circulation for ponds is an aspect of design that needs to be addressed early on. Many of us have had to assess a poorly performing pond only to determine that, even with good equipment, one of the main problems is poor circulation. This can be in the form of debris that collects in some areas …

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Submersible Water Pumps: Electrical Safety Tips

Pond professionals come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests and often wear many different creative and technical hats. With an artistic background in design and a team of landscape architects to put the vision together, a pond professional can easily overlook some of the electrical issues or assume that the electrician will take …

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Biosafety and Pond Management in the COVID-19 Era

Biosafety. We all know that word by now — it’s becoming the new norm on a worldwide scale. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the issues surrounding biosafety at all levels have become an essential daily concern. Sticking to our industry’s best practices is a must as we move into the “post-Coronavirus” world. As pond professionals, …

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17 Steps to Empower Your Customer’s Pond Design Choices

The water feature industry is relatively young when compared to most of the established trades within construction, so it’s not uncommon to see seminars at sales conferences that focus on the bidding of a project, selling a project and closing on a deal. No question, the initial pond project consultation should instill confidence in the …

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Who Made POND Trade’s Top Ten for 2019?

2019 was another successful year in the world of ponds, water gardens, pond design and overall business activity within the industry. Some of those successes were on display in PONDTrademag (& issue) and now we are looking back on some of those top feature articles and content from our issues. As our list shows, readers …

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Pond Construction | The Evolution of Invention, Part 1: The Koi Industry

After 20 years in this industry, I have found that many products manufactured for pond construction are just new versions of components and methods that have been around for years. This begs the question, when did it all start? Who were the creators of our industry’s components? Most of us have no idea about the …

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