Water Artisans Of the Year!

Bobby Kenyon


Posted March 7th, 2024

Winner: Best Fountains and Formal Features – C.E. Pontz Sons

VIA: Pond Trade Magazine

C.E. Pontz Sons in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, celebrates it’s third win in our contest (Pond Trade Artisans of the Year).

We hereby welcome C.E. Pontz Sons to the Triple Crown Club! They’re joining an elite group of water-feature artisans that includes Art of the Yard and Aquatic Edge Consulting.

“We are a tight-knit team who love what we do and take pride in the art we create,”.


This mammoth of a backyard renovation secured his first win in our formal category. The final project is akin to a personal event venue and includes two large patios that encompass a sprawling, bustling koi pond flush with vibrant aquatic plants.

A large, natural-stone bridge connects the patios and enables multiple viewpoints of the pond, which is home to multiple fish caves. Over one side of the pond looms a large, stacked-stone wall that helps to retain one of the two patio living areas.

Now in its eighth year, POND Trade magazine’s 2023 Water Artisans of the Year winners continue to captivate the industry by showcasing the best of the best water-feature projects around the globe on a level playing field, without corporate sponsorships or influence.

Highlights of this year’s contest include three first-time winners and two first-time runners-up, signaling growth in the popularity and reach of our contest. We’re also celebrating our third ever triple-crown winner, C.E. Pontz Sons, who took home first place in Fountains & Formal Features. That makes a record-setting seven placements for C.E. Pontz Sons (three wins, four runners-up) — can you say, “wow?”

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