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Get expert advice, product advisement, verification of plans or procedural recommendations for your pond or lake project

Our 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.

Return on Investment
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 price.

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.

Our Expertise

• Pond & Lake Aeration

• Algae Control

• Pond & Lake Rehabilitation

• Industrial Aeration

• Deicing Design & Bubbler Systems

• Commercial & Municipal Treatments

Our Clients

• Homeowner Associations

• Waste Companies

• Golf Courses

• Recreation Parks & Camps

• Municipalities


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Please 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.

Throughout the 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 pond problems.

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 of theirs.

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 be needed.


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 necessary.

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.
By using 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.

Pond Sealant
Soilfloc® 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. Soilfloc® custom blends linear and cross-linked polymers to seal any type of soil, for any sized project.

Muck Remover
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.

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What is included when you hire our consultant to be your personal pond expert?
The 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..

The 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 can bring.

Local Consultations & Expertise

Angler Environmental
Mr. Lee Goodwin, Mr. Walter Watson
12801 Randolph Ridge Lane Manassas, VA. 20109 Phone: (703) 393-4844
Website: www.anglerenvironmental.com

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 control.
Aquatic Biological Monitoring Services
T. P. Gunter, Jr.
10237 Sliding Rock Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: (804) 402-9005
TEL: (971) 266 4669
Website: http://www.aquahabitat.com

Services: Electrofishing for fish abundance, balance & species. Fish stocking, water quality monitoring & analysis, aquatic weed/algae id, habitat improvement, pond/lake maintenance & aeration/fountain systems.
Aqua Services, Inc.
23360 Highway 431
Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: 1-888-669-3337
Website: www.aquaservicesinc.com

Services: Vegetation control, eletrco-fishing surveys, liming & fertilizing, water quality analysis, fish stocking, lake & pond design, yearly maintenance.
Spring Creek Aquatic Concepts
P.O. Box 2431
Tualatin, OR
97062-2431

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
Environmental Systems Services
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.

DSC 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.
Fish & 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.
Farm Pond Management Services
Scott Newton, PhD
151 Duncan Store Road
Columbia, VA 23038
(804) 370-9767
Website: www.pondmgmt@aol.com

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.

L.M.N. Contracting
Millet Alberta, Canada
TEL: 780-387-5476
Website: http://lmncontracting.com

Services:L.M.N. Contracting is family owned and operated excavating business located in central Alberta. Specializing in all types of earth work.
PBS&J
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
Pond and Property, LLC
Ms. Michelle Klopfer
P.O. Box 208
Newport, VA 24128
Toll-free phone and fax: 888-567-9533
Email: michelle@pondandproperty.com
Website: http://pondandproperty.com

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 options available.
REI Consultants, Inc.
Mr. Ed Kirk
1254 Dry Hollow Road
Rockbridge Baths, VA. 24473
Phone: (540) 348-3149
Email: ekirk@reiclabs.com

Services: Benthic macroinvertebrate studies, fisheries studies, wetland & stream delineations, construtions & restoration, and a full-service analytical laboratory.
Timmons Group
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.
SoilMovers LLC
Nick Jones
PO Box 551
Bremond, TX 76629
Phone: (254) 375-2254
Website: http://www.soilmovers.com

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
VA Waters & 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, fountains. Williams
VA Lake Management
P. O. Box 969
Virginia Beach, Va 23451
Phone: (757) 591-8780
Website: www.virginialakemanagement.com

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 consulting services.
  Williams Environmental Group,Inc.
Mr. Doug Beisch, P.E.
5209 Center Street
Williamsburg, VA
23188 Phone: (757) 220-6869 / Cell: (757) 810-2687
Email: dbeisch@wegnet.com
Website: www.wegnet.com

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.

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