Have patience while these photos load…they are actual ponds which my clients have installed. None of these folks are landscapers, but each had a strong desire to enjoy the benefits of a water feature in their own yard. With some hard work, the excellent installation guides included with the kits, and a little coaching from me, these projects turned out beautifully.
Pat Greany over in Montana built this massive Pond Free Waterfall all by himself. Of course he used some large equipment to move those boulders. Click photo for larger version.
“I actually priced several local pond suppliers before contacting you and your price is about $125 less. They were not helpful at all and pretty much the employees are uninformed. So far everything is exceeding my expectations with respect to the design. We have become the talk of the neighborhood. I hope you are as impressed with your design as we are. Can not wait to get the rest of the project completed. Thank you Dan.”
Kelly Johnson – Walnut Creek, CA
“I used to give away truckloads of rocks for septic systems, here in Saudi we had to BUY rocks! Kerry found a landscape guy who brought us some at 4 bucks a piece. So the whole project was a challenge but we really enjoyed doing it. I did most of the digging and most of the rocks and gravel and Kerry did the wiring and finesse stuff, leveling and installing the falls and pump housings. We just love our yard! We both spend a lot of time on that bench by the pond.”
Cindy Smith – Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
“We really love our pond, even through the winter months. I am able to see it whenever I look out my back doors, and I think it will be even more enjoyable in the summer when we get our fish and water plants. We are pleased with the small amount of upkeep required. I think it is very therapeutic!
Take care and thanks for all of your help!”
Dr. Lori Wise – Arvada, Colorado
“Here are a couple of photos and a movie of our new pond. We love it!
Thanks again for all of your assistance.”
Brian and Julie Drake – Milford, Michigan
Here is a short movie of the Drake’s newly completed pond. 4879K AVI file – opens with Windows Media Player.
Wanted to forward these on to you to show the pond(s) we created with the equipment that you sent. Since the pics we have done more landscaping – still more to go.
We are really enjoying the pond.”
We made the ponds in roughly two weekends (it was a nice break from building the deck – which still has one section to go).”
“We are enjoying the ponds and the plants, fish are also. The birds enjoy bathing and drinking in in the streams and our 4 English Springer Spaniels use it for a watering hole or just to go in and cool off. Already have several “baby fish” and at least two resident frogs.
Thanks for all your help.”
Brian Anderson – Manassas, VA
“Dan, I finally finished the project this weekend. All the materials worked perfect. The instructions and DVD helped immensely.”
Christopher Skach – Vancouver, WA
“I want to thank you for all your help in coming up with a package that worked in so very well with the G scale train layout. It is already getting very positive reviews from everyone that sees it and I love the sound and visual enhancement that now accompanies my Whiskers & Paws Western RR.”
Jerry Witt – Atlanta, Georgia
Jerry Bissell had to use a jackhammer to break up his Mesa, Arizona caliche. I admire his hard work and persistence!
“All the effort has paid off with a beautiful pond and waterfall that will provide many years of enjoyment.
Thank you for being there for me when I would call with a problem. Every thing worked out the way you said it would. You have made this a pleasant experience. Thanks Again.”
Jerry and Jan Bissell – Mesa, Arizona
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About Dan Eskelson
Dan has had his hands in the soil for most of his adult life as a gardener, landscaping contractor, golf course superintendent and landscape designer. When the ground freezes, he builds websites, produces video and plays the hammered dulcimer. Full bio here.