The Face of Outdoor Living

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The face of Outdoor Living: C.E. Pontz Sons

The face of Outdoor Living: C.E. Pontz Sons


The Face of Outdoor Living: CE Pontz

CE Pontz Sons Landscape Contractors“Personality” is the trademark of CE Pontz Sons. Not only does the company pride itself on putting personality into every client’s outdoor living space, but the company encourages staff members’ unique personalities and skills to shine through every project. Creativity is the end result, according to Bobby Kenyon—and he should know, since his title at CE Pontz Sons is “Creative Solutions Guru.”

“I think we’re a lot more relaxed, sometimes goofy and less formal—it’s a refreshing change that clients really enjoy,” Kenyon explains. “That approach carries over into our projects—using a lot of natural stone for example—as opposed to a formal approach. Customers enjoy working with us as much as we enjoy working with them.” Established in 1934, the Lancaster County company has expanded its menu of landscape design services over the years to include outdoor living options for everyone—patios, seating and dining areas, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, fire pits, and more. “Today we think of outdoor spaces as extensions of our homes,” Kenyon says. Outdoor sound and television are often incorporated into designs.

CE Pontz Sons is making waves, literally, with a host of options for homeowners considering water features. From waterfalls to ponds, streams to fountains, storm water solutions to rain water harvesting or pond restoration—each project is handcrafted by CE Pontz Sons’ master certified Aquascape contractor.

“No one else is doing the types of unique water features we’re creating,” according to Kenyon.

A recently completed, large-scale project for a customer who enjoys entertaining includes a patio accented by a large, dramatic waterfall, complete with outdoor lighting and sound.

“With every project,” Kenyon summarizes, “We enjoy bringing dreams to reality for people.”

CE Pontz Sons Landscape Contractors | 2355 New Holland Pike | Lancaster, PA 17601
cepontzsons.com | 717-394-9923

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Heavy Duty Pond Clean-out

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Check out this awesome video of a Heavy duty pond clean-out in progress at Loxley’s One of our finest water features, the sheer volume of water coming down this 30’+ stream will put you in awe! The water feature at Loxley’s boast’s a massive pond with 6,000 plus gallons with large cascading waterfalls, mature aquatic plants and tons of large beautiful Koi. If you’re ever in the area Feel free to grab a quick bite or a cool beverage while you sit and enjoy this masterpiece!The pond has plenty of fish and plant life and blends in perfectly with the natural theme of the restaurant itself. If you’re hungry, go in and grab a bite to eat and don’t forget to check out the stream that runs right through the bar upstairs which was also installed by pontz.

Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

 

Below are some photos of the Pond after the clean out

(After) Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

(After) Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

(After) Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

(After) Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

(After) Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

(After) Pond Clean-out at Loxleys in Lancaster PA

Learn more about pond clean outs below

Spring Clean-out :http://cepontzsons.com/spring-clean-out/
10 Steps to a successful spring clean-out:
Checklist of materials for your pond clean-out

Hershey Gardens Pondless Water Feature

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This project at the Hershey Gardens Conservatory and butterfly atrium featured a indoor pondless water feature designed and installed by Pontz. The stream measures roughly 60 feet long and weaves its way through the center of the butterfly atrium, going under multiple walking bridges and ending in a pondless basin. The water feature is surround by tons of tropical plants and a winding walkway which will be home to 50 to 60 different species of tropical butterflies at any given time.

read more about the new Conservatory at Hershey Gardens

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Hershey Gardens Conservatory Butterfly Atrium Pondless Waterfall

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond (Before & After)

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Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities (Before & After)

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities (Before & After)

Before & After Photo of a large Scale Pond we built at Willow Valley Communities in Willow Street PA. Unfortunately i did not get any photos from the very beginning of the project but i did get one from the fairly early stages of construction. Below is a further description of this ecosystem pond project.

Large scale ecosystem pond and stream recently completed Willow Valley Communities in Willow Street, PA. It was a very exciting project to be a part of. Pontz was brought on by another landscape contractor in Lancaster, PA who does not specialize in water features. The pond is part of a much larger complete landscape renovation of the courtyard at Willow Valley. Our Portion of the project features this large ecosystem pond with grand waterfalls directed toward the dining area for Willow Valley Communities residence. The pond also features a wetland bog filtration area complete with various aquatic plants as well as a pooling area that flows into a long deep stream before entering the waterfalls into the larger pond. The Pond will soon be home to tons of Fish, Frogs, and Turtles for the enjoyment of the residents and their families. Once the entire project is complete and the aquatic plants begin to bloom we will shoot some more footage to share. Stay Tuned!!!

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area. (Drone Edition)

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This Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living project included a few phases of construction and design. We installed various natural stone patio, and walkways throughout the property and surrounding the pool, as well as a natural stone diving rock at the pools ledge. The main seating are includes a natural stone fire pit and a smokeless wood burning insert. There is multiple Wisconsin weathered limestone boulder retaining walls. one retaining wall is between the top and lower tier of the main patios as well as one retaining a portion of the patio and surrounding the hot tub/ spa area. There is landscape lighting including path lights as well as accent lights installed throughout the property. We also installed trees, plants and mulch in the surrounding landscape to complete the project. This project was installed at a beautiful historic house located in Marietta, PA Lancaster County.

This project was shot with a Phantom 3 Drone. I will be uploading another video and pics from the GoPro Hero in the near future.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

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Natural Stone Poolside Patio & Outdoor Living Area.

Water Features for Health Care Facilities

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Water Features for Health Care Facilities

Water Features for Health Care Facilities

Join Ed Beaulieu as he tours 3 sustainable water features that were installed at Living Well Cancer Center in Geneva, IL. This project showcases three sustainable water features including a basalt rock fountainscape, pondless waterfall, and ecosystem pond. The goal is to create a serene environment for the patients and family members of the facility during treatments.

Health care facilities are recognizing the need for soothing environments for their patients.

“Hospital patients who have a view of natural landscapes recover faster from surgery and require less pain medication. In addition, heart rate, blood pressure, and other measures return to normal levels more quickly.”
(The Sustainable Sites Initiative. Standards and Guidelines)

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

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Large scale ecosystem pond and stream recently completed Willow Valley Communities in Willow Street, PA. It was a very exciting project to be a part of. Pontz was brought on by another landscape contractor in Lancaster, PA who does not specialize in water features. The pond is part of a much larger complete landscape renovation of the courtyard at Willow Valley. Our Portion of the project features this large ecosystem pond with grand waterfalls directed toward the dining area for Willow Valley Communities residence. The pond also features a wetland bog filtration area complete with various aquatic plants as well as a pooling area that flows into a long deep stream before entering the waterfalls into the larger pond. The Pond will soon be home to tons of Fish, Frogs, and Turtles for the enjoyment of the residents and their families. Once the entire project is complete and the aquatic plants begin to bloom we will shoot some more footage to share. Stay Tuned!!!

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Large Scale Ecosystem Pond at Willow Valley Communities

Pavilion Install and Outdoor Living Area Progress

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Pavilion Install and Outdoor Living Area Progress

Pavilion Install and Outdoor Living Area Progress

Progress video of a large timber frame pavilion being installed. This is part of a large poolside outdoor living project with tons of different features throughout the property. This project also includes a outdoor living room with fireplace, pool house, outdoor kitchen and dining area, pondless water feature, landscape lighting, as well as traditional landscaping through out the property. We will continue to upload pictures and videos during the duration of this poolside outdoor living space renovation. Stay tuned!

Checklist of Materials for Your Pond Clean-out

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Spring Pond Clean-out in Lancaster, PA

Spring Pond Clean-out in Lancaster, PA

If you’re planning to get your hands dirty with a spring clean-out, here is a list of materials that may be helpful when you’re in the trenches. Being prepared ahead of time will prevent the need to run to the store in the middle of your clean-out project. Here’s a handy list of things you may need before strapping on you hip boots and wading in:

• Kiddie pool (or similar, large container to hold fish and frogs)
• Net to cover fish container to prevent them from jumping out
• Fish net to catch the fish before the clean-out
• Lily tabs – might as well fertilize those lilies while you’re in there!
• Two-five gallon buckets for collecting leaves and debris
• Wading boots or old clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
• Rubber gloves 25 feet of 1.5 to 2-inch discharge piping
• A high-pressure nozzle for your garden hose or a power washer
• Garden shears for trimming plants
• Bacteria
• Dechlorinator if you’re filling your pond with city water
• Extra rocks/pebbles to cover exposed liner
• Expanding foam to fill in any necessarily spots
• New filter mats, if needed

Now that you know why you should do a clean-out, your next step is to learn how to do a clean-out. Now don’t worry – it’s really not as complicated – just a little dirty. If you follow a few easy steps, your clean-out can be done quickly and easily.

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10 Steps to a Successful Spring Clean-out

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Spring Pond Clean-out Lancaster, PA

Spring Pond Clean-out Lancaster, PA

1.Start Draining the Pond – An inexpensive pump or a sump pump is sufficient. Be sure you use some of the pond water to fill a container with pond water for the fish.

2.Disconnect the Circulation System – This will allow the water in the plumbing to drain out.

3.Catch the Fish – Drain the pond down to the lowest shelf in order to catch fish easily and safely.

4.Remove Debris – Once the pond is drained, remove the large debris like leaves and twigs.

5.Wash the Pond – A 1,500 psi pressure washer or a high-pressure nozzle on a garden hose is recommended for pond cleaning.

6.Rinse the Pond – Rinse the pond from top to bottom with a garden hose without the high-pressure nozzle. This will help wash any remaining pond debris from under the rocks. As the dirty water accumulates on the bottom, continuing to pump it out.

7.Clean the Filters – Spray the filtration media until relatively clean and rinse down the inside of the filter units.

8.Refill the Pond – Pull the clean-out pump out and begin re-filling the pond.

9.De-chlorinate the Water – Most city water contains chlorine and chloramines and should be treated with a de-chlorinator before fish are introduced.

10.Acclimate the Fish – A spring clean-out can be stressful to fish, so proper acclimation is suggested to decrease stress and avoid future health problems. In order to properly acclimate your fish, you’ll want to slowly introduce it to the water by floating them in the pond fish and adding pond water little by little before letting them in.

Now your pond is officially ready for spring!

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