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Pond Construction


Useful Information informational essays and articles, explanations of design ideas, the nitrogen cycle, plant and fish health, and other pond websites

Supplies & Supplier and Friends stores that GPPS members have had good experiences with, online stores, mail-order, etc.

Note: The Greater Phoenix Pond Society does not necessarily endorse the following businesses, nor do we guarantee the quality of their products or workmanship. These are provided as a collection of businesses that, have given presentations, built member's ponds, or have otherwise contributed to the betterment of this club at outside events. We welcome members to add to this list if a contractor has performed the work to your satisfaction and you wish to have them listed.

The order of presentation is alphabetical and does NOT reflect any preference, priority, or member involvement in the business. The (*) indicates a member's envolvement.


 

Pond Construction

CTK Quality Ponds Products, LLC  602-214-5135 - Brian Connelly's business in Greater Phoenix. He has extensive knowledge of filtration systems (Note: this page has water sounds)

Crosstimber Koi  - Brian Connelly's father's business in Oklahoma (watch out, this page has music)

KOI of FIRE * - Gary Ures - 480-278-6847 - Specializing In Pond Design and Construction, Filters, Maintenance, Food and treatments for your pond. One Of A Kind Ponds, One Of A Kind Service.

Paradise Ponds & Gardens - 623-492-0035 - Custom Ponds and Water features as well as maintenance and repairs, some plants, and water lilies. Also a full-service landscape architect. Mailing Address: 4410 W. Union Hills Drive, Glendale (Bob Zaranec).

Pond Perfecter - 480-502-3770 or 623-465-4488 Water Gardens & Ponds, Supplies, Garden Centers - 1619 E. Dolores Rd. Phoenix AZ 85086

Pondscapes Ralph Biezad - 480-987-7781 - PO Box 1448, Queen Creek, AZ 85242



Useful Information

AZ Water Use It Wisely>

http://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Landscape-Watering-Guide.pdf

ark.aka.org- ARK - Arizona Rivulin Keepers. The Arizona Rivulin Keepers (ARK) is a "not-for-profit," educational association dedicated to promoting the public knowledge, care, and breeding of a group of fishes collectively known as killifishes. Meetings are free and the public is invited.

Barley Straw Article  by a faculty member of the Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet

Bog Garden links:

Articles on Bog Gardens

Bog Gardens

Bog Gardens -- Tucson Watergardeners

Elevated Bog Garden GPPS Presentation, 2.7 Mb

How to Bog Garden

Justin Campbell, Landscape Architect 602-430-8778   a full-service landscape designer who actually knows a lot about water features, koi ponds, and watergardening

Faux Rock a great page of info and links, including JPJ Technologies

Dr Johnson The Pond section of a great site, covering all aspects of aquatic hobbies.

Dr Johnson's Koi Vet Website One more Dr Johnson source.

Pond Rushes Chuck Rush's big & busy pond enthusiast site. Lot's of stuff!

Pond Rx The Pond section of a great site, covering all aspects of aquatic hobbies.

The North American Native fishes Association - Native Fishes Discussion List

Dan Stough's Pond Leak Presentation -- October 2011
A new frameset with a version of a PowerPoint Presentation will open. There are various controls along the bottom. Show/Hide Outline, Notes, < Slide 1 of 27 >, Slide Show. The last one, Slide Show, will start all of the slides to play on a timer. To stop the slide show, just press "Esc" on your keyboard. One the Slide Show starts, you can open a context sensative control box for Next, Previous, and End Show. Dan Stough's Presentation - October 2011  

Don Troutman's Aquatic Plants Presentation at Valley of the Sun Koi Club Seminar - March 2009 (PDF)

The University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension - Master Gardener Program

Presentation by - Master Gardener Jo Setliff - Oct 12, 2013

U of A - CALS Publications

Watergarden.com  Informational and commercial resources

Wet Web Media The Pond section of a great site, covering all aspects of aquatic hobbies.

WATER GARDEN PLANTS FOR SO. AZ. 



Supplies, Suppliers and Friends

Aqua-Mart, Inc. P.O. Box 582769, Kissimmee, FL 34758. Phone: 800-245-5814

Arizona Aquatic Gardens  Nursery here in AZ - pond & bog plants, aquarium plants & algae eaters -- mail and phone orders only.

Backyard Pond, LLC  Bog plants, aquatic plants, Koi & TomiGai Koi Food Distributor. Phone number: 623-878-6695

The Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program from the National Wildlife Federation

Boyce Thompson Arboretum 

Brine Shrimp Direct Website More than brine shrimp...We are the complete aquarium fish food source for home hobbyists and commercial breeders.

Drs Foster and Smith The Fish and Pond sections are great covering all aspects of aquatic hobbies sometimes has great deals on supplies that are useful for ponds.

GoldFishNet.com Looking for a nice show-quality goldfish? Tommy Hui normally attends the VSKC annual Koi Auction and Koi Show. Tommy Hui is the Point of Contact @ 972 530-5193 or e-mail tommy@goldfishnet.com.

Harper's Nurseries & Flower Shops Long-time friends of GPPS and hosts of The Green Thumb Garden Show on FM 1310 KCTK, Saturday mornings from 8:00 -10:00am

Horizon Irrigation: They have 10 locations in AZ and carry a variety of pond equipment and supplies. Go to their website, click on "Specialty" and then "Ponds" for product info. There is a "store locator" function as well to find a store close to you.

Karen Valenzuela's Plants: water lilies, iris, taro, red stem thalia, bog lilies, sagitarrius, umbrella plants, lemon bacoba, canna and water lettuce. Call for price and availability: 480-227-0560.  

The Lily Pond  In Phoenix. Has pond plants, goldfish, koi, and pond supplies, in addition to design services and consultation. GPPS members report good experiences with The Lily Pond's owner, Sylvia. Please call for an appointment - 602-273-1805

The Ocean Floor 2347 W Thomas Rd (near I-17), Phoenix, AZ 85015 -- (602) 254-8252. A big shop (used to be a skating rink) that you really have to visit. Mostly freshwater and marine aquarium stuff, but they do have pond stuff. There's even an indoor pond/stream with a bridge.

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems: aquaculture, lake, koi pond and aquarium supplies The various sections of aquatic culture.

Pet & Pond Center (480) 214-0062. Currently relocating - Phone orders and limited home delivery available.

The Riparian Institute  the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and the Riparian Preserve at Cooper Rd., both of which are in Gilbert, AZ

Tropical Treasures: 3502 W Greenway Rd #7, Phoenix, AZ 85053.
Koi, shunbunkins, comets, and sometimes turtles and tadpoles. Also FREE expert advice. Phone number is 602-993-8000, (if lines are busy you will get fax tone - try back after a while).

The Tucson Watergardeners

Western Environmental Liner Website. Pond Liners with some installation tips.

William Tricker, Inc. America's Oldest Water Garden Specialist, est 1892: They have just about every plant you would ever want and are legal for AZ.


Goldfish and Koi Clubs

Koko's Goldfish.com This link list goldfish and koi clubs by state.

Valley of the Sun Koi Club, Inc. (VSKC) serves the Greater Phoenix Koi Keeper community. They hold annual Koi Auction and Koi Show. Some GPPS members are also VSKC members

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