As I write this, we are in the middle of a lockdown because of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is such a strange, unprecedented time. We hope you’ve all been practicing social distancing and are feeling healthy.
How have you been staying busy? It appears that each state has created its own set of rules as to whether pond and water feature construction are deemed essential. If you’ve been forced to sit at home, hopefully you are catching up on paperwork, working on future business plans, and, of course, learning and brushing up on your skills as you browse this issue and catch up on our archives on the web at www.pondtrademag.com.
Whether you’re holed up at home or carefully working out in the field, always remember that we at POND Trade will always be here. In addition to our bimonthly print issues, we offer continuous content and interaction on our website and social media platforms. Add us on Facebook and Instagram, interact with fellow aquatic enthusiasts, and otherwise stay in touch. We will get through this!
For this May/June issue, we’re jam-packed with articles you won’t want to miss.
Safety seems to be on everybody’s mind right now, and we’re all over the subject. Check out Mike Gannon’s very timely article on biosafety — Biosafety Basics — to make sure you’ve made the proper precautions with your crew and employees as they relate to COVID-19. It might not be a bad idea to share it with your staff, too. Larry Carnes contributed an informative piece about electrical safety around water in “Don’t Be Shocked.” If you work with pumps and swimming ponds, this article might be of particular interest.
We typically don’t do this, but we would like to give a quick shout-out to our advertisers in this issue. We know that the economy is a bit uncertain right now, but we couldn’t be here without your wonderful support. Thank you!
Keep your chin up and remember — this too shall pass.