Greater Phoenix Pond Society
Resources & Links
Note: The Greater Phoenix Pond Society does not necessarily endorse the following businesses, nor do we guarantee the quality of their products. This information is provided simply as a collection of known businesses that have given presentations, built member's ponds, or have otherwise contributed to the betterment of this club. We welcome members to add to this list if the contractor has performed the work to your satisfaction and you wish to recommend them.
Supplies & Supplier and Friends stores that GPPS members have had good experiences with, online stores, mail-order, etc.
Useful Information informational essays and articles, Usenet Frequently Asked Questions files, explanations of design ideas, the nitrogen cycle, plant and fish health, and other pond websites
Innovative Outdoor Environments 3214 Melinda Lane, Phoenix (Mike Disrud)
CTK Quality Ponds Products, LLC 602-214-5135 - Brian Connelly's business in Greater Phoenix (Note: this page has water sounds)
Crosstimber Koi - Brian Connelly's father's business in Oklahoma (watch out, this page has music)
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
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.
Ailyn's-Pond - Ailyn & Dick Wilson - (602) 369-5522 - PO Box 7422 - Chandler, AZ 85246 - Pond plants including about twenty varieties of hardy and tropical water lilies. Bog plants, fish, critters, pond vacuums, floating baskets, food, fertilizer and accessories. Free advice about pond plants, construction, filtration and keeping water clean. We accept walk-ins at any time that we are available, please call ahead.
Dr Johnson The Pond section of a great site, covering all aspects of aquatic hobbies.
Dr Johnson's Koi Begginer Some interesting video's.
Dr Johnson's Koi Vet Website One more Dr Johnson source.
AZ Landscape-Watering-Guide A Guide for the Arizona Desert
Pond Rx The Pond section of a great site, covering all aspects of aquatic hobbies.
Wet Web Media The Pond section of a great site, covering all aspects of aquatic hobbies.
Pond Rushes Chuck Rush's big & busy pond enthusiast site. Lot's of stuff!
Watergarden.com Informational and
Barley Straw Article by a faculty member of the Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet
Faux Rock a great page of info and links, including JPJ Technologies
Justin Campbell, Landscape Architect 602-430-8778 a full-service landscape designer who actually knows a lot about water features, koi ponds, and watergardening
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.
Don Troutman's Aquatic Plants Presentation at Valley of the Sun Koi Club Seminar
- March 2009 (PDF)
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
WATER GARDEN PLANTS FOR SO. AZ.
The North American Native fishes Association
- Native Fishes Discussion List
Bog Garden links:
Articles on Bog Gardens
How to Bog Garden
Bog Gardens -- Tucson Watergardeners
Water Garden News -- Bog Contrator's favorite plants.
Elevated Bog Garden GPPS Presentation, 2.7 Mb
Supplies, Suppliers and Friends
Backyard Pond, LLC Bog plants, aquatic plants, Koi & TomiGai Koi Food Distributor. Phone number: 623-878-6695
Arizona Aquatic Gardens Nursery here in AZ - pond & bog plants, aquarium plants & algae eaters -- mail and phone orders only.
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. 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.
Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc. The Pond section of a great site, covering all aspects of aquatic hobbies.
Drs Foster and Smith The Pond section of a great site, covering all aspects of aquatic hobbies sometimes has great deals on supplies that are useful for ponds.
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).
Aqua-Mart, Inc. P.O. Box 547399, Orlando, FL 32854-7399. Good source of solid squat waterlily pots. Complete supplier, including fish and plants.
William Tricker, Inc. America's Oldest Water Garden Specialist est 1892: They have just about what ever plant you could ever want and some.
Brine Shrimp Direct Website More than brine shrimp...We are the complete aquarium fish food source for home hobbyists and commercial breeders.
Western Environmental Liner Website. Pond Liners with some installation tips.
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
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
The Riparian Institute the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and the Riparian Preserve at Cooper Rd., both of which are in Gilbert, AZ
The Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program
from the National Wildlife Federation
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.
Pet & Pond Center 10701 N Scottsdale Rd #103, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 214-0062. Located in a shopping center at the corner of Shea and Scottsdale Rd.
The Tucson Watergardeners
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.
Goldfish and Koi Clubs
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
GoldFishNet.com They normally attend annual Koi Auction and Koi Show. Tommy Hui is the Point of Contact @ 972 530-5193 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.