About The Pond People®

Who We Are

We were founded in 2001 as a company to deliver high quality pond products with outstanding service. We manufacture two of our preventative products and are distributors for a number of different companies.

We study ponds to determine the best design options and proactive management practices. Accordingly, we require our clients to have a written management plan for their ponds.

We work with our clients in a professional, respectful manner based on our company’s core values.

What We Do / How We Do It

  • Have the potential client complete the data gather form in the Contact Us section of this website. Click here to go directly to this form.
  • Review data gather form and contact the potential client to schedule a conference to discuss the information. Gain an understanding of the situation.
  • Discuss development of five-year pond prescription. Discuss fee to do water chemistry analysis, hydrology survey, and quantitative review – the background data necessary for the development of the management plan. Please click here for a listing of pond prescription services and related fees.
  • Develop a written prescription for the pond.
  • Review the written prescription with the potential client.
  • If we agree to do business together, have the client sign Implementation Agreement. Click here to go directly to this form.
  • Ship, or deliver, products necessary to implement the pond prescription. Install/apply, as necessary.
  • Train client, as needed, related to the management plan implementation.
  • Be readily available for questions and future site visits, as necessary.
  • Review progress of the plan.

Why Go To This Extreme?

The use of our prescription process assures our clients that the recommended solution matches the real need by dealing with the cause of the problem, or potential problem. It is the equivalent of having a doctor complete blood work and review your health history before recommending a solution to the symptom you are experiencing. Would you take a pill from a doctor who didn’t take the time to understand your condition? In short, we want our clients to invest their money wisely into a solution that will work. With the pond prescription process, we are confident there is not a pond problem that cannot be fixed!

Typical example of a pond that has
excess nutrients and has become
overgrown with algae.

Same pond after following
our prescription process.

Why Manage Your Pond?

Planning is an essential part of maintaining the health of your pond. Pond ecosystems are complex associations of microbes, plants and animals. The associated food webs, beginning with plants, to the herbivores, to carnivores and eventually to the decomposers, are linked together. These relationships make up the pond ecosystem. Healthy ecosystems can rebound readily from natural disturbances and human activities. If the ecosystem is unhealthy, when an undesirable situation attacks the pond, it more often than not gains a foothold - rapidly reproducing and dominating the area. This reality has a severe negative impact on the delicate balance of the impacted ecosystem. Our goal is to help manage the pond ecosystem, as well as the aesthetic appearance of your pond. With the proper plan, problems can be more easily handled and often times prevented. Adding time and patience, to a properly designed plan, yields a successfully managed pond.

Proper planning also yields financial benefits. Recent studies have shown that as a pond’s water quality declines, the related property value decreases. This situation is an example of the relationship between the environment and economics that is often difficult to quantify. Simply stated, people are willing to pay more for homes/property with a pond that has high water quality. This can be a double-edged sword in that excellent water quality of larger ponds increases the demand for real estate development. Unless development around a pond occurs in a responsible manner, the very qualities that make a pond desirable in the first place will be degraded. The message here is that responsible, proactive stewardship and conservation practices translate into increased property values for pond owners.