WE ARE BACK!! Yes, I know that’s considered to be ‘shouting’ but that’s how we feel. It is so good to be back, even if we’re still social distancing and wearing masks as appropriate. We reopened the store May 12th and have been so happy to see many of you. For those of you who might have missed the emails or Face book posts, we are cancelling classes, probably for the rest of the year. We just think it’s best not to gather large groups.
We were fortunate that we were allowed to perform mini-mum maintenance on all the ponds so they didn’t suffer too much while we were gone but it still took a couple of weeks to get them back in tip-top shape. If your pond is not looking as crystal clear as you’d like, come out and talk to us. Some-times that discussion takes longer than we can have over the phone.
We are still helping you with design and build questions so if you’re in the plan-ning stage, bring your dimensions, your plans, your thoughts and desires and we’ll take the time to walk you through what it will take to make your dream a reality.
Many of you are already fighting algae in your ponds. We’ve had this discussion many times over the past 3-4 weeks and it is a hard one to swallow sometimes. Algae grow-ing in your pond is normally a sign that something is out of balance. Either you don’t have enough bacteria, enough plants or enough filtration or...you have too many fish. As much as I hate to tell you that, it is a message you need to hear. I know your pond has been just fine for years and now all of a sudden you are experiencing problems. Guess what; your fish have finally exceeded your filter capacity. Add to that fact the rainy Spring we had cou-pled with cooler weather and your plants haven’t come on as strong as they usually do so the nutrient load in the pond has increased with nothing to use it up except...ALGAE. We can help, but the answer you hear may not be what you want. Let’s talk about it.
Let us know how you’ve survived the Corona Virus lockdown and how your pond is doing. At my house, we’ve been eating well and my waist-line shows it. We called it ‘survival’ food although it has been anything but. Fortunately for me, my wife is an excellent cook. You’ll notice when you see me. Just be kind, I’m a sensitive guy. :)
Always be humble and kind
In this day and time, nearly everything can be controlled via an app on your cell phone. The pond industry is following suit and we now have lights and pumps that can be monitored and controlled from your phone. By downloading an app you can change the color of some lights, turn them on and off, set them for a cer-tain amount of time or daily schedule. Some pumps can be controlled to provide you that babbling brook or rag-ing waterfall depending on your mood or can be set to come on when you get home and go off at bedtime.
Classes SPRING/SUMMER 2020 SCHEDULECheck the schedule for start times. All classes are free and open to the public. No advance registration required. More classes added each month. One Pond Dollar awarded for each class. Attendees receive a 10% discount on all purchases that day. We train rain or shine in the only indoor pond training facility in the U.S.
Military (Active or Retired) and Water Garden Club members
receive a 10% discount
(If you remember to tell us up front! Not after you’ve already paid.)
Valid for Pond Pro Shop purchases only