Check out this amazing Certified Aquascape Contractor Water feature installation for the New Jersey State Fairgrounds in Sussex County New Jersey. This pondless water feature installation was headed up by Garden State Koi and ran by Aquascapes Ed Beaulieu C.E. Pontz Sons was delighted to be part of this amazing build. The new water feature at the Sussex Farm and Horse Show Fairgrounds was built in 1.5 days by a group of dedicated CAC water feature builders from across 5 different states! The pondless waterfall feature includes stacked slate urns, spillway bowls, an various cascading natural stone waterfalls in one glorious water feature. The feature was finished off with new landscape beds. Below is drone footage of the pondless waterfall during the progress of the build.
During the duration of the build i shot tons of footage which i will edit and post as it is completed. This is the first video showing a time lapse of the duration of the project with a few shots of finished feature is posted below. The above video is drone footage of the water feature install from beginning to end. Unfortunately the water takes a couple days to clear up so it’s still a bit murky in the footage. The final reveal video will be posted in a few days. Stay tuned.
Check out some still shots from the water feature build below.
We are currently in the progress of building another one of a kind very unique waterscape in Lancaster, PA. The project consists of an ecosystem pond that will feature bubbling urn fire features, wetland filtration, zero edge waterfalls, stepping stones through the pond and a grand waterfall traveling below a bridge into the pondless basin. The is a few other phases of this project i will feature once complete. stay tuned for progress photos and video, as well as the final showcase post once the waterscape/landscape project is complete!
TACKLING COMMON KOI MYTHS
One of the biggest reasons many people get a water garden is so they can have fish. Don’t let the fears and myths of owning fish keep you from getting a few of your own finned friends for your water garden. Take a look below as we crack some commonly heard myths about fish in a water garden.
|“Fish will just create more pond maintenance.”||
Actually, fish are a crucial part of the ecosystem. Koi reduce algae by feeding on it, and they fertilize plants with their waste. So, fish actually create less pond maintenance.
|“Koi cannot live in a pond with rocks and gravel.”||
Koi originated in nature, where rocks and gravel cover almost every pond on earth. We build rock and gravel lined ponds almost daily, which house perfectly healthy and happy Koi.
|“I don’t want to lose all my fish to predators.”||
If constructed properly, one can virtually eliminate the risk of predators with a few simple precautionary techniques.
|“Koi need at least three feet of water to survive.”||
95% of the ponds that we build are two feet deep in the center, and the koi are happy and healthy as can be.
|“I don’t want to be troubled with bringing my fish inside for the winter.”||
Koi are an extremely hardy fish, whose ancestors over-wintered in freezing conditions, and still do. Just keep the water circulating and maintain a hole in the ice and they’ll never know the difference.
|“I don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on my fish.”||
Actually, pet quality koi start at $5.00 each with show quality koi going for one hundred thousand dollars or more. Since fish food is also very inexpensive, how much you want to spend on fish is your decision.
I had the pleasure of Feeding, swimming, and landing a couple kisses with some beautiful Koi in a large ecosystem swim pond located in Sussex County New Jersey. The pond was installed by Garden State Koi at the home of owner Tom. Tom was generous enough to have us over for a cookout and swim after a long day building at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Perfect way to end the day swimming with koi. I wish i had a large swimming pond at my home to enjoy 🙁