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Are Water Features Recession Proof?


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Back when our company first started and we were trying to rent warehouse space, the leasing company didn’t want to work with us. They were worried that because we sold a product that was such an optional, discretionary item, if a recession hit, our business would spiral downward along with the economy.    More
 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 GREG WITTSTOCK, THE POND GUY

Ponditat for Humanity

Gives Back in Atlanta


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THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY recently recognized the importance of the International Professional Pond Contractors Association (IPPCA) at its annual humanitarian event, “Ponditat For Humanity.”   More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Case Study: Building Large Water Features


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THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF ponds and large water features among residential and commercial markets translates into a high profit margin for your business, and are simpler to build than you think. For this article, we will focus on the mechanics and technique of how to build a large water feature.    More
 
Monday, September 1, 2008 SARAH TIGLIO

When Uncle Sam Turns Green


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WHEN UNCLE SAM TURNS GREEN, should you as a business person be concerned? Maybe. Until recently, most pond installers or irrigators never paid much attention to or had to be concerned with the EPA or the subordinate Water Sense Program.    More
 
Monday, September 1, 2008 ROCKE HUNTINGTON

Filtering Through Pond Filtration


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No homeowner wants to look out their window and see green or tea-colored water in their backyard pond. This is why creating a healthy, low-maintenance ecosystem is so important to any contractor who installs water features.    More
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008 JENNIFER YURI

Did You Say Pond or Waterfall?


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How many times have your customers told you that they've always dreamed of having a pond in their backyard? Uh . . . wait a minute, now let's review that. Did they say pond or did they actually say, 'I've always dreamed of having a waterfall in my backyard'?   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Profitable Pond Building: The Money is in the Water


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If you're in the green industry, it won't be a secret if I say that ponds are hot. As a testimonial to the legitimacy of the ponds phenomena, USA Today (July 11, 2003 issue) declared 'water features/ponds and decks' to be the two things that homeowners would most like to add to their homes.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

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So You Call Yourself a Professional Waterscapes Contractor...


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A typical landscaper-constructed boulder and gravel pond. Note skimmer installation, exposed liner at the base of the waterfall, use of round boulders and flat slate in the waterfall and waterfall box clearly visible.    More
 
Friday, April 18, 2008 JOEL POLICE

So You Call Yourself a Professional Waterscapes Contractor


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AS THE GREEN INDUSTRY continues to expand into new market segments to satisfy customers’ changing tastes, contractors are challenged to keep their labor force up-to-date on new products, services and installation techniques. When new ideas burst onto the scene, (the current hot trend being outdoor kitchens), many companies eagerly seek out a share of the potential jobs. New start-ups enter the marketplace, while established contractors reposition themselves in order to compete effectively. In this atmosphere of change, growth and expansion, everyone rushes to secure jobs, but many are not as quick to ensure the quality of work being done.   More
 
Saturday, March 1, 2008 JOEL POLICE

Integrating Waterscapes with Hardscapes


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One of the greatest challenges a greenscape designer may face is integrating a waterscape into a hardscaped terrain. It really boils down to two basic options: blending flawlessly and contrast.    More
 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 DAVE JONES