On the Wednesday prior to INFO TANZA ’12, more than two dozen contractors from all over the country converged in Longwood, Fla. to start our 7th annual Ponditat For Humanity pond build. With a family fallen on truly hard times and a small pond with three large koi desperately needing an upgrade, the ground was set for another successful build.
This year’s sponsor for the Ponditat For Humanity event was Savio Engineering. Our sincerest thanks to Keith and Valerie Steele, as well as Rick Bartel of the Savio Water Feature Institute, who attended the event and spent most of his time imparting tips and tricks of the trade to all who were there. We would also like to thank all the sponsors for the event T-shirts: Savio, MICROBE-LIFT, ShinMaywa, Atlantic Water Gardens, EasyPro Pond Products, Hikari Sales, Tsurumi Pump, and *POND Trade Magazine*. Thank you again to all.
Some of the other attendees of the two-day build who deserve special thanks are: Demi Fortuna, Eric Triplett, Mike White, Freddie Combas, Max Taylor, Lloyd and Kari Lightsley, Randy Stewart, Ben Timmerman, and many more. A sincere thanks to all who contributed to this year’s success, and my apologies to the many who attended and contributed but were not mentioned here.