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Pond Construction | Reclaiming Urban Green Space

As the chorus of the song “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell famously goes, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” The lyric implies that urban development all too often swallows up what were once blissful green spaces. While reclamation projects like the Highline Greenway in New York completed in 2014 have bucked …

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Clear pond

Strategies for Fighting Slime, Foam & Cloudy Water

Maintaining a decorative waterscape is a byword for eternal vigilance. When it comes to caring for streams, ponds and lakes, it is as though each individual water feature has its own distinct personality. Some are easygoing and never seem to require anything more than simple preventive measures, while others are a real challenge, more resembling …

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Healthy Koi

Language of Koi | Keeping Koi Healthy with Water Quality

Most pond owners come to have a passion not only for the aesthetic of their pond, but also for the aquatic life that inhabits it. At Fitz’s Fish Ponds, our passion lies with Japanese koi. Over the past decade, we have learned a lot about the optimal ways to keep koi healthy. Everything heavily relies …

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New Pro-Clear Air Aeration Compressors


Designed for the demanding job of 24-hour operation, these dual linear-diaphragm air compressors provide maximum air flow while being quiet […]

April Dugan pond

Contractor’s Corner | A Pond of One’s Own


Contractor outfits front yard with large-rock pondscape Building a water feature at your own home can be a bit overwhelming. […]

The Pond Guy Named a Winner of the Top Workplaces 2022 Award by the Detroit Free Press


The Pond Guy has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces. The confidential […]

Reflection pool with umbrella

Reflection Pool Retrofit: From splash pad to sun shelf and reflection pool


Our main objective for this project was to create a naturally filtered, shallow reflection pool with a sun shelf area […]

Tim Jennings Awarded the IWGS Hall of Fame Award


The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) Hall of Fame award is presented to those who have made significant […]

POND Trade gallery spotlight

Tax Implications of Disposing of Business Property

It is no surprise that many pond professionals fail to understand the tax ramifications of disposing of business property. Under our current rules, which are often confusing and complex, there are numerous ways to dispose of business assets: selling them, scrapping them, exchanging them for another business asset, or even giving them away, just to […]
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The Retail Rush

By Erin Porter, Hardscape Materials Inc. In the early days of COVID-19 and before life changed dramatically, I was treated to a trip to North Carolina for a seminar on water quality and fish health, which included a visit to a koi farm and dedicated retail pond store. It was a great trip and very […]
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