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expert advice, product advisement, verification of plans or procedural
recommendations for your pond or lake project
paid consultation services are available for everyone from private
pond owners to Lake Associations or Home Owner Associations or Municipal
Managers who need assistance with projects.
Our pond consultation services can be structured around your needs
and budget. The cost of our consultation services depends on what
sort of information and assistance your project requires.
There are many ways we can work with you. We can work on a retainer
basis and be available to answer your questions, working closely
with you by phone and email to ensure a smooth progression of your
project for the duration of our service contract. We can be hired
to simply help you find the best products for your project and tell
you where to buy them at the best price.
Save time and money by helping you choose the best products for
your project. If we don't sell the products we will know where to
find them and will send you directly to the source. In larger projects
or with pond and lake associations we can look at data and help
evaluate pending treatment options in order to help your group make
the best choice to achieve treatment goals at the best possible
The easiest way to find out what level of service you require is
to email us a few details about what you require. We can respond
to your initial email with a cost estimate for a consultation.
Pond & Lake Aeration
Pond & Lake Rehabilitation
Deicing Design & Bubbler Systems
Commercial & Municipal Treatments
Recreation Parks & Camps
contact us by email
so we can assess your needs.
use our website to find the answers to your questions about pond
and pond tips for keeping a healthy pond. Please understand that
due to volume of requests for help we may be forced to charge a
fee for our services. You will be notified if your request
requires any fees. Most questions do not and we answer them at no
charge to you.
years many pond owners we have worked with have expressed frustration
at finding real experts in the field of pond repair and revitalization.
Most consultants are employed by companies who sell products and
in many cases one pond owner can consult three pond experts and
come up with three different strategies for dealing with common
We help you choose what you need.
Does your pond
need aeration? Maybe it does maybe it doesn't but if you ask someone
who sells aeration systems they will certainly tell you to buy one
When you use our Consultation Services we will first help diagnose
the source of your problem and then provide you with a list of strategies
for reversing the problem. We will provide you with concrete steps
to take and the recommended type of system or products that may
With your "Pond
Report" in hand you can then be responsible for the purchase
of the required materials and proceed with restoring the pond, lake
or water garden. But before you buy anything we can help determine
if you are getting the best value for your money by also analyzing
any price quotes you receive from pond supply stores and helping
you find ways to save money.
The choice of compressors, beneficial bacteria to fight algae, the
placement of diffusers, or the restoring clarity to water and preventing
fish kills can be daunting tasks especially when many pond supply
stores are trying to sell products and often at higher prices that
Pond products of all sorts can be bought on eBay or over the Internet
but often, while prices are low, the quality might be questionable
or there may be no after-sale service offered. We
have dealt with hundreds of suppliers from retailers to wholesalers
over the past six years so we know what something should cost and
can suggest the best place to buy it.
Take pond bacteria for example. There are dozens of retailers who
sell different blends and brand name bacteria products for ponds
and water gardens so why is there a range of hundreds of dollars
in price for what appears to be virtually the same product? We've
gathered the information on what works and what doesn't and it isn't
always the highest price pond bacteria that works best. We can tell
you what cheap bacteria works and what cheap pond bacteria to avoid.
Another example we've seen time and again is aeration systems. Do
you need three diffusers? Will a linear pump work or should you
use a rotary vane compressor or a piston driven pump?
If you can get through to a real person at an aeration products
company you may be told that you need one type of pump or compressor
that may be not quite right, or overkill, or just a waste of money.
There are many variables that can add repair costs and maintenance
costs to compressors in aeration projects and it helps to be forewarned
of any issues that may arise with the particular merchandise. Different
companies will try and sell you or your company different things
and sometimes these recommendations might not be in your best interest.
Before you buy, we tell you how
to save money.
our Pond Consultation Services you are virtually guaranteed to save
money on your project. If we don't sell the products you need we
will tell you where to get them. We are just helping people with
ponds make the best of their investments. We've seen too many pond
owners being lead down the garden path by so-called pond experts
who end up overselling them thousands of dollars of products and
we are doing something about it.
SoilflocŪ Sealant is the best polymer based sealant available
for your canal, irrigation ditch or watering hole. Specifically
designed to find leaks, whether in the floor, the wall or through
rock formations and seal them. SoilflocŪ custom blends linear
and cross-linked polymers to seal any type of soil, for any
The biological removal of muck and sludge from ponds, lakes
and canals is an ecological way to eliminate organic sediments
from ruining shorelines and making swimming impossible. Safe
muck eating bacteria are blended from anaerobic bacterial mixtures
and enzymes that specifically target the thick, black, stinky
muck that is common in ponds and lakes.
Aeration | Bacteria
& Clarifiers | Large
Ponds & Lakes | Pond
Pumps | Information
is included when you hire our consultant to be your personal pond
answer is simple: we can include as much as you need. A simple answer
to a few questions can cost $20. A more detailed recommendation
and recipe for success can cost a few hundred dollars. It's more
than just answering your questions. It's being available to help
throughout the season with issues and problems of your pond.
One example: After studying the information you submit to us we
will send you a recommendation of treatment and any products that
would be required and the recommended application rate, positioning
and operational maintenance that will be required. We will then
evaluate up to three price quotes you receive and help evaluate
if there are additional ways to save money on your treatment, aeration
project or pond restoration project. We will provide a final recommendation
based on your product requirements as to where to purchase these
products whether it be an aeration system, a fountain, natural bacteria,
a water pump, windmill etc.
You will be contacted by the
Pond Report and we will begin by explaining conditions or issues
that need addressing as well as treatment recommendations and a
list of products that may be required. If you desire we can recommend
the best pond supply store to purchase any products that you may
need or any specific item you have requested: i.e.: a floating fountain,
windmill, solar aeration, pond bacteria, pond dyes etc..
Pond Report Consultation Fee is like an insurance that you will
not be taken advantage of by a pond supply store or a consultant
who makes his living by selling products. The Pond Report Consultation
Fee as an assurance that at the end of your project you know you
will have potentially saved thousands of dollars; and more importantly
you will avoid the pitfalls and costly traps that misinformation
Local Consultations & Expertise
Mr. Lee Goodwin, Mr. Walter Watson
12801 Randolph Ridge Lane Manassas, VA. 20109 Phone: (703) 393-4844
Services: Water quality sampling/analysis, algae/weed id & control,
fish stocking & management, wildlife & habitat enhancement,
fish assessment & diversity, pond design & aeration systems,
dredging, storm water inspections, retention & drainage, erosion
Biological Monitoring Services
T. P. Gunter, Jr.
10237 Sliding Rock Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: (804) 402-9005
TEL: (971) 266 4669
Services: Electrofishing for fish abundance, balance & species.
Fish stocking, water quality monitoring & analysis, aquatic
weed/algae id, habitat improvement, pond/lake maintenance &
23360 Highway 431
Guntersville, AL 35976
Services: Vegetation control, eletrco-fishing surveys, liming
& fertilizing, water quality analysis, fish stocking, lake &
pond design, yearly maintenance.
Creek Aquatic Concepts
P.O. Box 2431
Services: Planning, consultations & wide range of information
for pond building of all sizes and styles. Listed locations:
Lake Placid, NY Portland, OR Bend, OR Vancouver BC Canada
Mr. Don Hearl
218 N. Main Street
Culpeper, VA. 22701
Phone: (540) 825-6660
Servics: Fish kill investigations, sediment analysis, macroinvertebrate
studies, water quality analysis, grass carp permitting and stocking.
Water/stream quality testing & assesment, nutrients management.
Aquatic Solutions, Inc.
7900 Brompton Street
Springfield, VA 22152
Phone: (703) 451-1823 / Cell: 703-635-8646
Services: Weed indentification, aquatic weed/algae control,
dredging, bio-dredging, fountain/aeration systems, shoreline
& erosion control, dam structure maint, repair, assessments
& engineering, overflow & outfall pipe inspection & repair.
& Wildlife Mgnt Service of VA
Mr. Floyd Wood
10086 Fox Hound Drive
Nokesville, VA 20181
Phone: (703) 754-5912 / Cell: (703) 969-9753
Services: Lake/pond management, aquatic vegetation control,
fish stocking, wildlife & waterfowl habitat enhancement, water
quality, liming & fertilization, nuisance beaver control/ removal.
Pond Management Services
Scott Newton, PhD
151 Duncan Store Road
Columbia, VA 23038
Services: Fish population and pond water assessments, fish stocking,
aquaculture consultation, cages for caged fish aquaculture,
weed control, pond construction/renovations, fishing pier construction,
pond fertilization, watershed assessments for new ponds, seasonal
pond site inspections.
Millet Alberta, Canada
Services:L.M.N. Contracting is family owned and operated excavating
business located in central Alberta. Specializing in all types
of earth work.
Mr. Chad Smith
7200 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 303
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone: (804) 560-7600
Services: Watershed analysis, wetland & stream assessments,
delineations & restoration, lake mapping & bathymetry, lake/pond
management, fish population management, aquatic habitat improvements
and Property, LLC
Ms. Michelle Klopfer
P.O. Box 208
Newport, VA 24128
Toll-free phone and fax: 888-567-9533
Services: Aquatic weed identification and treatment plans; Fish
population assessments; Fish management plans; New pond stocking
plans; Water quality analysis. Full-service or do-it-yourself
Mr. Ed Kirk
1254 Dry Hollow Road
Rockbridge Baths, VA. 24473
Phone: (540) 348-3149
Services: Benthic macroinvertebrate studies, fisheries studies,
wetland & stream delineations, construtions & restoration, and
a full-service analytical laboratory.
Mr. Rick Thomas
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: (804) 200-6446
Services: Watershed analysis, water quality assessment, nuisance
species control, habitat enhacement, fisheries management, pond
design, maintenance & management, dam inspection, dredging.
PO Box 551
Bremond, TX 76629
Phone: (254) 375-2254
Services: New pond and lake construction, repairs of improperly
constructed ponds, core testing for water retention viability,
erosion control and fish stocking.
Working throughout Texas and Oklahoma
& Wetlands, Inc.
Dr. Joe Ivers
6799 Kennedy Road, Suite A
Warrenton, VA 20187
Phone: (540) 349-1522
Services: Pond management, pond repairs, pond construction,
adult & juvenile fish stocking, pond evaluations, dam inspections,
fish kill investigations, geese / mosquito control, beaver relocation,
P. O. Box 969
Virginia Beach, Va 23451
Phone: (757) 591-8780
Services: Lake, pond fisheries, aquaculture management/consulting,
algae/aquatic weed control, liming ponds, fountains, aeration
systems, fish population assessment, fish removal, fish stocking,
lake mapping/bathymetry, water quality/testing, biological augmentation,
habitat assessment /design, variety of other aquatic/environmental
Mr. Doug Beisch, P.E.
5209 Center Street
23188 Phone: (757) 220-6869 / Cell: (757) 810-2687
Services: Dam Safety Engineering, dam Inspections, water quality
sampling /analysis, pond/lake design, environmental restoration,
environmental permitting, erosion control, lake management studies,
dredge planning, fisheries studies, wildlife/waterfowl
*The compilation of this list does not imply an endorsement of the
services of these companies.
Email us for information or with your questions.
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