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Grotto by Landon Maleve

Vertical Waterfalls & Grottos Add Height & Depth

The process of building grottos and vertical waterfalls is nerve wracking, coming with an increase in liability for your client and danger for your crew. It’s the farthest thing from straightforward or simple. So, why do I like building them? I like a challenge, and the results can be absolutely breathtaking.  In front of our …

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Ashville fountain, pond and patio

Contractor’s Corner | Expect the Unexpected

Waterfall build escalates to include pond & patio We all can agree that in just about every build, we can expect the unexpected. It could be the unknown in the excavation, an unexpected weather system, an injury or maybe even the homeowner supervisor syndrome. (That’s the worst, in my opinion.) I think we’ve all experienced …

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Lower waterfall

Pond Contractor Builds Massive Personal Waterscape

As a professional pond builder for more 25 years, I have built my own personal water feature multitudes of times. Going through life as an artist, my skill sets and vision have continued to evolve with the passing of each year. Eventually this evolution, combined with my addiction to creating, would entice me to inevitably …

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forming for koi pond

Best Pond Practices | Outdoor Entertainment Area with Formal Koi Pond

A few months ago, I was browsing a local pond and water garden site and answered a question asked by a woman named Sheila. She got back to me and asked if I could help with their new pond, which was part of a backyard makeover. Sheila and her husband Kelly wanted a formal raised …

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Overhead view Rochester Zoo Tiger ponds

Water Feature Construction for Exotic Animal Habitats

Every time I am contacted for help on a project that involves an animal exhibit—bears, moose, ostriches, big cats, alligators—I get a bit excited. It’s probably the kid inside me who grew up in the country trying to catch any critter I could get my hands on. (Who knew porcupines could climb trees?) My parents …

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Healing Pond

Pond Builds With Deeper Meaning

I’m often asked why I got into this very tough business and how Aquatica has remained successful over two decades. I always smile and tell them, “Ponds are my purpose, my calling, my way of touching people’s lives. It has not been easy, but I know that it has been worth it.” After you’ve been …

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Water Garden Expo Announces 2023 Dates and New Venue

Pondliner.com is excited to announce that the Water Garden Expo will be held on March 1-3, 2023, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The 2023 WGE will move to the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, with all seminars and activities held on the premises of the host hotel.  The Water Garden Expo kicks off on Wednesday afternoon with …

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Kodama Koi Food All Season and Color Up Receive New Name and Packaging Inspired by Koi Master Founder

Kodama Koi Farm is launching a new and refined brand identity of their high quality koi food as, “Mr. Kodama Koi Food” as the same great product, with a new name. The new product identity celebrates the founder and Japanese koi master’s belief that high quality and healthy ingredients are the key to growing koi …

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2022 Atlantic-OASE Professional Conference

We’re so excited to see everyone in person in Cleveland, Ohio this year for the 6th annual Atlantic-OASE Professional Conference! Mark your calendars for September 14th – 16th, 2022. The three-day conference will be a reunion worth waiting for and will be full of education, networking and comradery. This year, we’re including an optional add-on, …

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Ed Beaulieu Creates a Custom 5,000-Gallon Rainwater System in California

Ed Beaulieu, vice president of field research and contractor development at Aquascape, Inc. in St. Charles, Illinois, designed and built an underground rainwater catchment system with a pond and waterfall for popular YouTuber, Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening. Kevin uses his expansive garden to teach people how to grow their own food. Proper irrigation for …

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