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THE AQUASCAPE ACADEMY HANDS-ON TRAINING REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 18th, 2018 | No Comments on THE AQUASCAPE ACADEMY HANDS-ON TRAINING REVIEW

aquascape academy

The Aquascape Academy Hands-On Training is a new initiative that has been rolled out by Aquascape Inc for professionals and business owners in the pond and water garden industry. Its never to cold, and never too far to make your pond and water garden business more successful. And even better still is doing it together with other pond and water garden professionals of every type from retailers and distributors to contractors and service providers. Aqualand, the Aquascape headquarters located in St. Charles, Ill. is the place, and the winter months are the time that it all happens. When could be a better time to start revving up your business up to take it to that next level? Do you have 2 days in your down time to make your pond and water garden business significantly better? 

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LEAKY POND ISSUES? MIGHT BE LEAVES CAUSING THE WATER LOSS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 24th, 2017 | No Comments on LEAKY POND ISSUES? MIGHT BE LEAVES CAUSING THE WATER LOSS

pond leak new jersey

Leaky pond issues seem pretty common during Autumn and times of heavy leaf fall. The leaves might be causing the water loss. Many pond and water feature owners in New Jersey and other areas of the world that experience the Autumn season will experience water loss from their pond during the Fall. Don’t panic, but be sure to react quickly.

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POND NETTING, WHAT TYPE OF POND NETTING IS BEST?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 10th, 2017 | No Comments on POND NETTING, WHAT TYPE OF POND NETTING IS BEST?

pond netting

Pond netting is not all the same.

Do you have questions about what type of pond netting is best for your pond? You’re not alone. Here is a great question that came into Full Service Aquatics website.

Q: What type of netting is best for a pond 5′ by 10′? There are so many online at all different prices. I am so confused. Want to keep predators from eating all the fish this year. Help?

A: When it comes to netting questions, I got ya covered…

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PONDEMONIUM 2017 REVIEW “A PURPOSE DRIVEN BUSINESS”

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 27th, 2017 | 2 Comments on PONDEMONIUM 2017 REVIEW “A PURPOSE DRIVEN BUSINESS”

pondemonium

Another Pondemonium event is in the books for 2017. Aquascape Inc.’s annual coming together of pond professionals from around the world was held at the Q Center in St. Charles, Il; the “water garden capital of the world”. This growing event was very well attended in 2017 with professionals coming from as far as Australia. The UK had a noticeably growing population of pond professionals in attendance for as well.
The 5 day event, August 23-27, is informational and inspirational for all types and every level of pond professional. Greg Wittstock‘s keynote address focused on “A Purpose Driven Business”, and gave attendees many choices on how they’d like to be informed and inspired with offerings ranging from; full day leadership boot camp and workshop, presentations on marketing, best practices, employee training, and services for your pond and water garden business. Let’s not forget a head spinning amount of topics for open discussion in a round table format with everyone able to give input on any given topic or just listen along. Round table discussions this year were very well attended with many having standing room only.

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SWIMMING POOL CONVERION 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

swimming pool koi pond

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

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 | 3 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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INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2016 REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 2nd, 2016 | No Comments on INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2016 REVIEW

It could have happened just about anywhere on the planet there is a strong connection to the world of water gardening; but the International Water Gardening Society’s Annual Symposium took place in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in 2016. The IWGS Symposium attendees on one hand lay somewhere between an assemblage of botanists, horticulturalists, aquatic plant breeder/growers and distributors, water gardening authors and experts, aficionados and hobbyists, water garden designers, builders, and service providers; …while on the other hand, they could be described as a band of adventurers.

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

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 12th, 2016 | 2 Comments on HOW TO CONTROL STRING ALGAE IN YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

blanket algae

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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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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