You have arrived at the Ultimate Pond Resource. My Name is Paul Gettis and I have been a pond builder for many years. My goal is to share my experience with you so I can point in the right direction with your pond and watergardening endeavours.
As well, throughout the rest of the site you will find Pond Tutorials, Pond School and Frequently asked questions in the industry. Please browse the site at your leisure.
There is something MAGICAL about the soothing sound of fresh water trickling over spill stones and winding its way through your very own backyard…..
Ponds and waterfalls have been built for hundreds of years, only recently has the technology started to change so that it is easy for anyone install. The sound of running water is truly a soothing experience.
Water gardening is an art in which people who have had a good experience will never again own a house without one. On the other hand, people with a bad experience in water gardening will probably never get another again. People have good or bad experience depending on their expectations and needs.
Understanding your OWN PERSONALITY and what you want out of your feature is essential to having a successful project.
The next step is to educate yourself. We have training and experience that can help absolutely anyone get set up when it comes to creating the water garden experience that they deserve.
First order of business when deciding what type of water feature you should get in your pond………..To pond or not to pond? that is the question:
Ponds are great but have a bit of a bad reputation. People associate them with maintenance. A properly balanced pond will require a little maintenance, but not much if one finds the right balance for their system.
The main reason why a pond is better than a pond less waterfall is a simple word: Ecosystem. By having a balanced pond in your yard, one will create a ripe ground for all kinds of fish, birds, insects and plants.
What is better than the sound of water combined with a community of daily visitors from nature who live and thrive off of your creation in your backyard living space? Isn’t that is why we build these things anyways? to get in touch with nature, our source of everything we need to survive.
The only drawback is the ‘little’ maintenance part. This is the part where you have to figure yourself out to see if you are a good fit for a pond. It isn’t hard work that makes your pond successful; it is having understanding of your system. It can be an experiment to get your water garden where you want to be as every climate is different, thereby making every micro ecosystem different. A pond is like a fine wine, it ages with time, as you establish this system. As time goes on, the pond requires less attention. Secondly, if you have kids, you may not want a pond due to the fact that there is water that is generally two to three feet deep…………what to do?
A pond less waterfall can be built so that the water is never more than 1 to 2 inches of water depth, making it safe for you one’s while allowing one to enjoy the cool sound of running water. As well, you don’t have to worry about finding that right balance in your ecosystem as the constant running water prevents algae issues, for the most part. It is generally the waterfall part of any water garden that people find the most beautiful anyways. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and decide on the option that will serve you, your family and your existing space in the most beneficial way possible.