1. Energy Efficient Centrifugal Pumps

    We match each of the pumps we use to a ponds individual characteristics in order to achieve the desired flow rates while minimizing the electrical usage.  This is accomplished by calculating friction loss due to the size and length of pipe, accounting for the physical elevation, and then referencing performance curves and electrical consumption data of the pest pumps available.
    By using the most energy efficient pump(s) for each situation we can greatly reduce the electrical operating costs associated with owning a pond.
     

  2. Skimmer

    The skimmer collects leaves and other floating debris by drawing water across the surface of the pond.  All of the debris is collected in a net that's easy to empty - it only takes a few minutes.  How often you'll need to empty the net depends on the time of year and the pond setting.  We suggest that homeowners check and empty the net at least once a day in the Fall when the leaves are actively falling, but for most of the year you'll only need to do it once or twice a week.
     

  3. Bottom Drains

    A bottom drain system installed into the deepest area of the pond helps to remove submerged leaves and sediment continuously while the pond is running.

  4. Pond Vac

    We have designed and developed a vacuum system that allows homeowners to easily clean debris and sediment from the pond without draining it!  Both mobile and permanently installed versions are available.

    • The pond-vac uses the same centrifugal pumps that run the pond
    • The vacuum canister is typically installed near the pumps and can be emptied easily.
    • A neutrally buoyant suction hose attaches to the pump suction line with a single PVC union.
    • Our pond-vac system can be used with a bottom drain system in place of a settling chamber or vortex chamber.
       
  5. Aeration

    An aeration system is used to enhance gas exchange to and from the pond water.  Through proper placement of diffusers, aeration also helps to direct debris and sediment toward the bottom drains and skimmers for more effective removal.
     

  6. Bio-media Filters

    An external bio-media filter mechanically collects suspended solids and biologically converts toxins for a healthy pond environment.  With a minimum of time and effort this filter can be easily backwashed to remove the collected particulate.
     

  7. Wetland Filtration

    An up-flow wetland filtration system (bog) is an extremely effective, and aesthetically pleasing way to filter a pond.  Bog systems have a huge filtration capacity and provide an area to grow wetland plants to remove nutrients from the water and to enhance the look of the pond. 
     

  8. Liner and Underlayment

    EPDM rubber liner is the best choice for most pond installations. Unlike concrete, it is easy and inexpensive to install and won't crack.  A woven, needle punched underlayment forms a soft padding for the liner, helping to prevent punctures from sharp objects in the soil and allowing gasses to escape from beneath the liner.

    The 60-mil EPDM liner that we use is far superior to the industry standard 45-mil EPDM because of its significantly greater tearing strength and puncture resistance.
     

  9. Plants and Fish

    Marginal (wetland) plants can be planted directly in the gravel around the pond and in the bog. Their roots will spread through the gravel, cleaning the pond by using nutrients that would otherwise be available for algae growth. Fish, koi in particular, are a great addition to a pond.  They add interest and beauty with their vibrant colors and seemingly playful nature; they can also help to reduce the amount of algae!