After reading that title, you may be asking yourself, “What could these
three things possibly have in common?” They all have to do with big
mistakes in pond and water-feature construction.
You have a new customer who wants you to build them a pond for their backyard. You dig out the area, throw in a liner, fill it with water and then it’s a pond, right? Not even close. There’s a lot more to building a pond; in fact, digging the hole is the easiest part.
Just the other day, I received an email from a long-time customer. I did not build their pond and 50-foot stream initially, but I have been cleaning and putting band-aids on their chronically leaking stream since the start of our professional business relationship.
Trying to put the basics about building a pond into one short article is very difficult, to say the least. However, in an effort to keep it concise, I’ve broken it down to 15 points that you should keep in mind when building a pond..
From model and actor to successful businessman, Steve Sandalis is living his dream. Born in Queens, New York, the Sandalis family moved to Long Island when Steve was just a boy. Sandalis remembers vividly the stream running through the property his parents bought in Commack
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.
I live in the Northwest. By most accounts,
this area is considered to
be the epicenter of the “green” revolution.
According to Popular Science
magazine, the region contains three
of the nation’s Top Green Cities:
Portland and Eugene, Oregon, and
The environmental movement that began back in the 1960s has gained
through the decades and on into the 21st century. As human population
numbers explode, natural resources grow scarcer because of the infinite
appetite of commercial and developmental concerns.
Steams are simple to build, but can easily become very difficult if a few rules aren’t followed. When
designing streams, the main thing to look for is elevation changes that
can work for or against you. Elevations working for you will have the
slope coming towards the customer’s viewing area (such as a patio or