Category Archives: Construction

Important Updates! 2012 Rock Star & Retail Store Info

The perfect video for a #TBT Throw-Back-Thursday! Meet Mike Tibben, who was awarded our 2012 Rock Star of the Year award. It’s been 2 years and the project is finally finished. This is the ONLY do-it-yourself swimming pond we’ve encountered in our many nominations over the years. We wanted to show you what can be […]

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The Pond Clinic’s Rock Star!

Meet last year’s winners of The Pond Clinic’s Rock Star Competition. Fraser Chute and Cecile Aubrey built a beautiful backyard, featuring a double falls ecosystem pond. With a ton of plants, bright healthy fish, and adorable garden accents, this aquatic oasis is as unique as the Aubrey-Chute Family! We love to reward those “do-it-yourself-ers” that […]

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The Pond Clinic’s Rock Star 2013

We have great respect for those who create their water gardens on their own. To honour these fantastic “Do-It-Yourselfers” we created the D-I-Y Rock Star Award. We had many wonderful entries this year, and choosing a winner was a difficult decision! This year, the $150 Pond Clinic Gift Certificate and title of Rock Star of the […]

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Paying It Forward!

As a family run business, The Pond Clinic understands that children are our future, and as such, and we love to pass on our knowledge to the next generation of gardeners, botanists and naturalists. This past May, in cooperation with Sir Guy Carleton High School, The Pond Clinic continued its tradition of establishing strong community […]

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DIY Showcase: The McLean Pond

Not every client of The Pond Clinic has the tools or the ability to build their own pond, but don’t tell that to Christie and Andy McLean! One day Christie and Andy were walking around their property in Chelsea, QC and toying with the idea of putting a flower garden on the edge of the […]

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2012 Rock Star WINNER!

As the year is coming to a close, we would like to reward the Best Do-It-Yourself Project of the 2012 Pond Season! This year THE champion amateur pond builder is Mike Tibben, who won the Grand Prize of a $150 Gift Certificate for our Retail Store, after building a 30,000 Gallon Swim Pond! We thank […]

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Q. I purchased my pond supplies from the store yesterday, April 15, and have looked at the Installation Guide DVD, so therefore I have a question. Probably the first of many, but hopefully just a few. I have a large amount of limestone which I had planned to use for the pond & waterfall, but […]

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Q. I am building a waterfall off of 2 armor stone rocks, total height about 2.5ft. If I wanted a 25″ weir can it just fall into a basin?, if so what size basin and pump ( I was told 2500gph would work?) A. Hello Kevin, That sounds like a beautiful project. Yes, your information […]

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Q. Hey Nicholas, I’m installing a pond. Alot of articles I’ve read suggest a bottom drain. What do you think about this? Please let me know. Manuela A. Hello Manuela, I often equate a bottom drain with trying to “suck” out a birthday candle, instead of “blowing” it out … Bottom Drains just don’t have […]

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