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Resources for building water features??

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by dirtybiz, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. dirtybiz

    dirtybiz LawnSite Senior Member
    from MT
    Messages: 255

    Hi everyone, I have been doing all phases of landscaping/irrigation for 5 years now, and have seen the demand for water features increase lately. I was "involved" with the building of one once through a subcontractor, but haven't done one myself. I am wondering if their are any good "resources" (books, websites, etc.) with helpful information on getting started. I am supposed to do one for a client in the spring and was planning on subcontracting the work out, but would really liket to learn how to do them ourself, as it looks very rewarding, and is one more thing you can offer your clients. Your help is very much appreciated.
  2. dirtybiz

    dirtybiz LawnSite Senior Member
    from MT
    Messages: 255

    No one knows anything???? Only trying to find where i can get information, not asking any of you to tell me how to do it.
  3. irrigation man

    irrigation man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    aquascapes has a book called there pond bible well worth the money if you want to learn its is a great guide
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    I have the bible also. it has a lot of data for design and projections (costs, materials, looks).

    I would also recommend a build-a-pond class. they're taught by most suppliers that carry Aquascapes products. They don't push their product on you as many other "classes" do. You will learn a lot in a day.
  5. dirtybiz

    dirtybiz LawnSite Senior Member
    from MT
    Messages: 255

    Hey, Thanks! for your replies, i will look into the "bible" as it sounds like it is a good one, also I am planning on attending a couple of pond classes on products, etc. in the spring. I don't think they have "build-a-pond" classes around here, but will definately check into it. Thanks again.:)
  6. Fishwhiz

    Fishwhiz LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 112

    There are designers you can build for who can make sure of your quality

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