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SWIMMING POOL CONVERSION INTO A KOI POND - PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 15th, 2017 | No Comments on SWIMMING POOL CONVERION INTO A KOI POND – PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

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How many homeowners have that old swimming pool in their yard?

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You know, the swimming pool that has not been used in years, needs repair, is an unwanted maintenance nightmare, gives no inspiration to look at, just is not fun at all anymore, and is dragging down property value.

How many homeowners have THAT swimming pool in their yard?

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WATER GARDEN EXPO 2017 REVIEW “LIVING THE POND LIFE”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 27th, 2017 | 2 Comments on WATER GARDEN EXPO 2017 REVIEW “LIVING THE POND LIFE”

Water Garden Expo 2017

In late Winter of 2017, during an unusually warm beautiful string of sunny days, the conditions were perfect for building a beautiful pond. The conditions were perfect; for Living The Pond Life.

In a town called Shawnee, Oklahoma a diverse group of pond professionals from across the country gathered for the 2017 Water Garden Expo presented by Pondliner.com. This year’s theme was “Living The Pond Life”. “Living The Pond Life”, inspired by Karrie Lightsey, is a philosophy of living, loving, and laughing in the pond keeping lifestyle and profession.

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AUTISM AND KOI PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 18th, 2017 | No Comments on AUTISM AND KOI PONDS

Autism and Koi

Its has literally been described as an epidemic in the USA, autism.
The statistics coming out each year are more staggering from one year to the next. Between the year 2000 and 2010 the rate of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) went up 119%. By some estimates, a devastating 1 in 45 American children are affected by ASD. These are crazy numbers and many American families are struggling with the realities of raising these very special children. The struggle is not just for the ASD child; it is shared by parents, siblings, entire families.

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WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN DURING SPRING

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 13th, 2017 | No Comments on WHAT TO DO FOR YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN DURING SPRING

NJ Spring Pond Cleaning

Many New Jersey pond owners are wondering what to do for a koi pond or water garden during Spring, around this time of Winter. As grey Winter days lengthen and brighten with most of the cold solidly behind us, New Jersey pond keepers start thinking toward Spring.

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HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 18th, 2017 | No Comments on HOW TO DE-ICE YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN

Deicing a pond

The seasonal dynamics and beauty of pond keeping are just one of the many reasons to take up the enjoyment of being a koi pond water garden keeper. Each season brings with it a new pond keeping experience. Winter pond keeping holds a unique charm.

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HOW TO CONTROL STRING ALGAE IN YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 12th, 2016 | No Comments on HOW TO CONTROL STRING ALGAE IN YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

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Hey pond keepers we all have to deal with string algae in your koi pond and water garden at some point. String algae happens to the best of us be if a big pond or small pond, a professionally installed pond or the backyard DIY pond. String algae in your koi pond and water garden is nothing new, nothing unusual, and nothing to be ashamed of; so let’s talk about it. Let’s talk algae, shall we?

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IS IT OK TO ADD NEW KOI TO THE POND IN THE FALL?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 9th, 2016 | 2 Comments on IS IT OK TO ADD NEW KOI TO THE POND IN THE FALL?

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QUESTION:

Hey Mike, is it ok to add new koi to the pond in the fall?

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ANSWER:

Hey, thanks for reaching out! Great question. There are some benefits and some negatives to your question. One of the great things about getting new koi in the Fall is that you can find some great pricing on koi. In areas that get cold weather and winters most fish sellers are anxious to get rid of stock toward the end of the season before it gets cold; they do not want to have to keep stock all winter if they do not have to. For that reason some good deals and great pricing can be found on koi. On the other hand the koi that are available are usually not the best koi, they are what is left from their stock.

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PONDEMONIUM 2016 REVIEW “LEADING THE CHANGE!”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 30th, 2016 | No Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2016 REVIEW “LEADING THE CHANGE!”

Pondemonium 2016

Operating from a fly, dragonfly, on the wall perspective the 2016 Pondemonium “Leading the Change” event hosted by Aquascape Inc. in St. Charles, Ill. from August 24-28 was another spectacular success. With digital age technology allowing one to observe events through photo, video, and Facebook posts while not physically participating in them, I am offering up a “review” of Pondemonium 2016 even though unable to personally attend this year. I followed along each day’s events, as well as received text updates throughout each day, allowing me the “dragonfly on the wall” review of the pond industry’s largest international event drawing pond professionals from around the world. 

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KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN CLUBS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 21st, 2016 | 3 Comments on KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN CLUBS

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  Local koi pond and water garden clubs are the first ripple in getting to know your pond keeping community. Koi pond and water garden clubs are an invaluable resource for information on fish, plants, and how to manage your pond. Pond clubs are also a very fun outlet into the lifestyle of pond keeping. I recently had the opportunity and pleasure to speak with a couple of koi pond water garden clubs. In late Winter 2016 I made a trek up to Rochester, NY to speak with 2 of the areas koi pond and water garden clubs.

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NEW JERSEY POND WATERFALL LEAK REPAIR IS EASY!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 17th, 2016 | No Comments on NEW JERSEY POND WATERFALL LEAK REPAIR IS EASY!

pond leak

New Jersey pond and waterfall leak repair can be made easily and inexpensively. As Spring unfolds and we all get our NJ ponds, water gardens, and waterfalls up and running again many pond and water feature owners will experience leak issues.

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