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Learn what types of Water Gardens are available and what materials would help you install such water gardens. View PondBuilder water garden products

Learn what types of Water Gardens are available and what materials would help you install such water gardens. View PondBuilder water garden products

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  • Water Garden Basics Understanding the hobby, profession and resources Aaron Scarlata-BSLA Waterscape Consultant Business Development Mngr. for PondBuilder
  • No two Water Features are the same!
    • Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
    • Your Home: - Design, Consultation, Estimation, Implementation
  • Water is always the life of a party!
    • The End Result: - Reaching “The Wow Factor”
    • Your Water Feature Resources: - PondBuilder, local experts, and water garden societies
  • Water Garden Basics
    • Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
    “ Water features are one of the most practical and least wasteful ways of transforming a garden into a cooling retreat with lush and varied plant growth” ~Peter Robinson
  • Turn a 2hr Project into Years of Joy
    • Simple Liner inserts and resin fountains
    • 3 10wattLED lights for night time ambiance
    Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Low Maintenance & Attractive
    • Support heavier stones using Water Matrix, Pump Canyon and Rubber Liner, some PVC hose and fittings
    • You’ll have a beautiful Water Feature in as little as 1 day!
    Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • A touch of nature at home!
    • Add driftwood and landscape plantings close to your water feature …Remember Mother Nature has no defined edge… Naturalize Your Water Feature!
    Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Pondscaping at Home
    • Choose a pond kit or customize your own to fit your yard at home
    Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Rustic, Tranquil & Relaxing Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
    • Mimic Nature:
      • Moving H2O
      • Natural Bacteria
      • Fish
      • Plants
      • Rock & Gravel
  • Chemicals vs. Water Treatments
    • Chemicals may not work with nature but against her 
    • Water Treatments attack the problem using natural enzymes, proteins and algaecides
    • Pond Experts are often Doctors
    • Patience is Key as every Pond is Built Different!
  • Keeping Ponds Clear
    • Algae:
      • Single Cell = Turn Water Green or Brown
      • Multi-Cell = String or Hair aglae that forms
      • Single Cell vs. Bacteria
      • String vs. AquaFix Dry
  • Always Do it Right the 1 st Time Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
    • Home owner BEWARE, only tackle a pond if you are prepared to go all the way!
    Proper Filtration Equipment
  • Create a Safe Sanctuary Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
    • Mimic Nature:
      • Underwater caves
      • Low Tree Coverings
      • Boulders in Pond
      • Water Falls
      • Human Interaction
  • koi ٠ pond (n)
    • A bare liner pond with a stone coping edge and an emphasis on keeping many koi & goldfish.
  • Koi are the Treasures of a Pond
    • Numerous Breeds available
    • Rare breeds highly sought after = $1,000,000.00 for (1) koi
    Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
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    • Matala Mat Included
    • Strong Mesh Net
    • Natural Cover Lid
    • Plumbed Over Flow
    • Autofill Spinweld Option
    • Two Discharge Options
    • 8”, 10”, & 15” Sizes
    • Landscape Lid
    • Two Matala Mats
    • Strong Octagonal Shape
    • Two Spinweld Openings
    • Reversible Weir
    • Stainless Hardware
    • 14”, 22”, 30”, & 40” Sizes
  • Cascade Waterfalls- Easy Care Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Cascade Falls-Not- “Waterless” Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
    • Amount of Value vs. What You Spend
    • Incorporate Hardscapes
    • Keep Close to Home
    • Soften Edges
  • Hidden Magic or Water Harvest?
    • Water Matix: - a plastic cube that when assembled is capable of holding or supporting heavy weight above water level below
      • Sm = 17 gal
      • Lg = 32 gal
    Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Curb Appeal Goes Long Way Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Medium Cascade Falls Kit Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • 2009 – 2010 Top Seller = 4ft Stream
    • Build in as little as a 6ft by 6ft area either in front yard for curb appeal or back yard for private oasis.
    • TYP Installation fees: <$2,200
    Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Wave of the Future Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Few Things Intrigue Us Like Water Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Hours of Family & Fun to be Had Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Outdoor Living Includes Water Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • Classic Romance Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
    • Custom Applications require estimates and bidding to be very accurate
    • Driveway or Entry Features
    • Decorative or Ornamental w/ Fish
  • Contemporary or Simple
    • Fountains add life to any yard
    • Great for Birds and Butterflies
    • Require Little Maintenance
    • Quick Installation
    • Affordable DiY Project
    Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
  • “Crossover” Types of Water Features: - Rock Columns, Water Gardens, Cascade, Fountains
    • Every job is different so… we believe in using water as an art form…incorporating water only where it is Right-For-The-Space
    • Manufacturing Quality Pond Equipment
  • Water Garden Basics
    • Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Consultations- Expert for Hire?
    • If you are not using a company being referred then feel free to ask to see work or speak to a reference
    • Hire a Designer 1 st
    • Evaluate Every Detail
    • Avoid a bad project- speak about BUDGET
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Design should
    • Maximize space from all angles and pedestrian paths
    • Build Character to a Home
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Key Points to Consider
      • Best Location for “YEAR-ROUND ENJOYMENT”
      • Visible from as many areas WITHIN your home as possible
      • NOT in a Natural LOW SPOT (do not block natural drainage)
      • Will it be near an EXISTING Deck, Patio, or other sitting area?
      • Will you be able to HEAR the WATER?
      • IS ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE? (usually needs 110v 15-30amp)
      • Will dirt need to be BROUGHT IN or HAULED OFF?
  • Estimates
    • Estimates should build your confidence in pursuing a project thus they require good understanding and perspective
    • Build only if the design makes sense to your home’s surrounding
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Your Home’s Potential Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Implementation is about Details
    • Details are what makes a water feature memorable- Plan ahead
    • Add great memories by adding rocks from your travels
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Tired of Mowing Grass?
    • No more watering
    • No fertilizing just so you can cut more often
    • No chance of accidental mower flip-over
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Pond Streams Look Like Stairs
    • Pond Stream must have 4-8” high levy walls
    • Every Step Represents a Waterfall & Sound!
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Always Build from the Ground Up
    • Liners can overlap if the top liner overlaps bottom at a waterfall
    • Liner & Underliner in place
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Incorporate Lighting While Building Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Lighting = Added Value & Nightlife
    • Lights can be LED, Fiber optic or halogen
    • LED (Light Emitting Diode)
    • Remote Controlled
    • Energy Efficient
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Boulders come in all sizes
    • Rocks have 6-8 sides to work with so construction can be fun & challenging
    • Twists and turns in a pond stream add realism and sound
    • No Limestone (promotes algae growth)
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Water plants sisters to land plants
    • Water Plants are vital to a water garden’s ecosystem
    • Floating Annuals such as Lettuce and Water Hyacinth deep floating roots help maintain healthy ponds while water lily pads provide shade for fish
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Friendly Pond Inhabitants
    • Fish and Frogs add the perfect amount of eye-catching action
    • Live-stock promote a healthy ecosystem
    • Fish often become “Family”
    Your Home: - Consultation, Design, Estimation, Implementation
  • Water Garden Basics
    • The End Result: - Reaching “The Wow Factor”
  • Boring Yard, yawwwwwn mower The End Result: - Reaching “The Wow Factor”
  • Piece of Paradise for Life The End Result: - Reaching “The Wow Factor”
  • Your DiY Project or Pond Experts?
  • Professional Poolside Retreat @ Home The End Result: - Reaching “The Wow Factor”
  • “ Wow” Taking a Design All The Way The End Result: - Reaching “The Wow Factor”
  • Mini cascading falls kit
    • Includes:
    • Mini Cascade Box, Mini Pump Canyon, 1800gph Pump, Discharge Assembly, Liner, Underliner, & Small Basin Matrix.
    • Free Video Download available of installation!
    • Four Color Packaging
    The End Result: - Reaching “The Wow Factor”
  • The End Result: - Reaching “The Wow Factor”
  • Water Garden Basics
    • Your Water Feature Resources: - PondBuilder, local experts, and water garden societies
  • Pond Tours- Host or Participate Your Water Feature Resources: - PondBuilder, local experts, and water garden societies
    • Share Success and Not so Successful Pond Stories
    • Keep up with the Jones
    • PlantFish Swap
    • Networking
  • “Look, there’s a…Look Look” Your Water Feature Resources: - PondBuilder, local experts, and water garden societies
  • BEWARE- Pond Owners Bit by Bug Your Water Feature Resources: - PondBuilder, local experts, and water garden societies
  • Your Water Feature Resources: - PondBuilder, local experts, and water garden societies
  • Everyday Ponds Trust PondBuilder
  • Pond Education- www.pondbuilder.com Welcomes You
    • FREE Downloads
    • Product Data
    • BLOG
    • DiY Network Approved for You
    • Consumer Tips
  • Water Garden Basics- Complete! THANK YOU VERY MUCH ~Aaron Scarlata View Pond Build-N-Steps