January / February 2023

Atlantic-OASE Conference Education

2022 Atlantic-OASE Professional Conference Recap

By Demi Fortuna and Caitlyn Winkle On Sep. 14, 2022, contractors, distributors and pond industry professionals reunited for the sixth annual Atlantic-OASE Professional Conference, face-to-face once again. The conference also offered participants a good measure of recreation and networking. Medal Play and Pond Ed The event began with the shotgun start of the Golf Outing …

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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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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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water garden with diverse plant life

Aquatic Succession: Understanding the Maturation of a Water Garden

Whenever a water garden owner asks me about water clarity or algae problems, I always ask them when the pond was installed. What has been done to improve water clarity, control algae or even clean the pond? Have they added any chemicals? If so, which ones, and when were they added? The answers to these …

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