Pond Design

Meet the Judges of the Fifth Supreme Stream Court

This year’s submissions were presented blindly to a panel of seven industry experts to determine winners and runners-up in five categories (Best Pondless, Most Naturalistic, Best Under $15k, Ponds by Night, and Fountains & Formal Features). In order to be considered eligible, projects must have been completed between Nov. 1, 2019 and Nov. 1, 2020. …

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5th Annual Water Artisans of the Year Contest Results

In a year that kicked off with an unprecedented sense of optimism, 2020 quickly let us down in a lot of different ways. “Good riddance!” we cried in December, as we bid adieu to a year riddled with isolation, hardship and disappointment. Well, we’ve got good news. 2020 wasn’t all bad. As you will see, …

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How to Build a Sustainable Sand-Bottom Pond

I was taught early on as a pond professional not to put sand on the bottom of a pond, and I’ve always just accepted it as best practice in the pond-construction industry. After all, I have heard quite a few objections over the years. “Sand can’t be brushed or vacuumed effectively, so it will be …

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Tech Tip | How To Calculate Waterfall Flow

>> This is a sidebar to Demi Fortuna’s main feature, “A Pump and Plumbing Pond Primer” What if you wanted to know the flow of an existing waterfall, perhaps because you want to recreate the same effect? You can measure the thickness of the water flowing over a spillway or fall rock. Turn a ruler …

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Flow, Friction and Total Dynamic Head: A Pump and Plumbing Primer for Ponds

When I was asked to revisit the subject of pump hydraulics, I was honored — and a little intimidated. I immediately wondered how I could make this article in some way more interesting than the mathematics involved. Let’s face it — as important as knowing what Total Dynamic Head (TDH) is, how to calculate it …

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Three Generations Team up for Intricate Koi Pond Build

A little over a year ago, I was in Englewood, Florida, a beautiful town right around the corner from Venice Beach and world-famous Siesta Key. It was my second trip in just a few months, as I helped my parents move up to Mathews, Virginia, where I make my home and operate my business. We …

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New Pond, Aquaponics Build for School During Pandemic

The year 2019 was just amazing from a business viewpoint. The economy was a business owner’s dream. Jobs were coming in faster than we could keep up with, and everything was good. As 2019 ended and a new decade began, early 2020 showed no signs of letting up! Then, the bad news began. In late …

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Garden State Koi Hosts Second Annual Pond Camp

Imagine 120 pond contractors in the mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, facing cold, crisp autumn days and even chillier nights, with a goal of building three water features over two days. This was the scene at the 2020 Garden State Koi Certified Aquascape Contractor (CAC) Pond Camp held at Camp Timber Tops in the Poconos from …

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New Method to Build Backyard Beach Ponds with Sand, Koi & Crystal Clear Water

A pond building company in Las Vegas, Nevada, Stonewall Creek, announced the launch of a new method they invented to build koi ponds with sand and crystal clear water the best way possible. This method has been changing the way backyards are being made in the Las Vegas Valley, and is rapidly catching on as …

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The Fifth annual Water Artisans of the Year Awards

POND Trade magazine has announced that it is now accepting entries for the 2020 Water Artisans of the Year contest, a staple of the pond and water garden industry in its fifth year. The independent contest was created in 2016 to pay homage to each year’s most stellar water-feature construction projects (and their runners-up) in …

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