WaterScapes

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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Courtyard Koi Pond

Courtyard Koi Pond Build in Desert Community

In 2021, I met with architect Michael Gardner, owner of Studio G Architecture, to discuss an upcoming courtyard koi pond build in a development called Ascaya here in Las Vegas. The plans were for a contemporary home with a courtyard pond just inside the front entry gate. The original plans were for a pond of …

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Tom Diek pond near New York

Pond Project Management in the Pandemic Age

It was early 2020, and the pandemic was raging. Not only was there an uncontrolled, contagious disease, but a wave of uncertainty was also looming. What did this mean for our future? There were lockdowns, isolations and workforces made non-essential by daily decree. Debates over stimulus money were dominating the news, as many folks were …

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mini lotus plant

Making a Big Impact with Small Waterscapes

Wouldn’t we all love to see a large-scale pond in every yard in America? Unfortunately, not all potential customers have the space or budget for a gigantic, six-figure pond in their backyards. We are well versed in all the reasons why large bodies of water are beneficial to the local ecosystem and create tranquil places …

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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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Pondless Waterfall Magyar

Pond Construction | Father & Son Build Pondless Waterfall

When we purchased our house in 2016, I just knew the front yard would be perfect for a pondless waterfall system. After living in the house for a year or so, my 13-year-old son and I built a 95-foot pondless feature in the backyard. Soon after, we built a much smaller-sized pondless feature in the …

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formal commercial water feature

The Business of Building Commercial Water Features

By Mark Giordano and Amber Swain, Pond Elegance After multiple owners, 36 years and hundreds of pond builds, Pond Elegance has earned its place as a leader in our industry. Since 1986, our company has been providing residential pond and water feature owners with koi, goldfish, plants and other supplies, along with design, pond construction …

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Introducing the New Zenshu Yasuyuki Fountain from Blue Thumb

The Zenshu Yasuyuki stone fountain makes a statement and adds interest to your landscape with its natural rough sides and flat polished surface surrounding three fountain plumes. Situated in the corner of a paver patio or flanking a grand entrance, the pooling water is a calm display of serenity that preludes the cascading of the …

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Enhance Water Features With Easy-to-Install Lighting

Waterscape lighting takes your water projects to the next level by highlighting ponds, natural swimming pools, fountains, streams and waterfalls. Lighting these key features can be difficult due to shallow water, limited space or the safety of your fish. The easy solution is AMP Lighting’s new HydraPro MR11 Underwater Light. The HydraPro MR11 Underwater Light …

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Runners-Up for the 2021 Water Artisans of the Year

Second place is far from defeat — instead, it’s tangible proof of greatness and a solid motivator for future success. Check out the 2021 Water Artisans of the Year runners-up in this year’s contest on the following pages. POND Trade magazine is proud to host the independent, unsponsored Water Artisans of the Year contest on …

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