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We Create Paradise * Waterfront *Trophy Fishing Lakes * Natural Swimming Pools Ponds Streams & Waterfront Property
We Create Paradise * Waterfront *Trophy Fishing Lakes * Natural Swimming Pools Ponds Streams & Waterfront Property

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5 Things To Avoid To Create A Pond / Lake
Pond builder tips, or how to choose a pond construction company, or who should you not listen to online if you are interested in building natural ponds and lakes.

Step 1: If the company that builds the ponds also offers to clean them, stay away. Who wants to spend good money on a bad habitat design that will not maintain itself?

Step 2: If the same company wants to sell you piles of things to add to maintain your water feature why would you waste your time with them? Again, shouldn't the design of the pond keep it clean?

Step 3: If they call their ponds "balanced" and "natural", then they go on to tell you how you have to clean the filter or the pond..... move on. Why would a "balanced" pond design ever need to have a filter cleaned? Think about that one.

Step 4: In their promotional material, if they ever try to tell you their creations are beautiful , move on. It is up to the customer to decide if something it beautiful, not the promoter or builder.

Step 5: This should have been step 1. Just avoid youtube at all costs. What kind of society creates "instructional" videos of people who know very little about what they are trying to accomplish and post videos about their very first attempt at the topic? Worse yet, why do people ask the video creators questions about the topic? Free advice is fine, but bad free advice is actually expensive

Now we know how visual people are, so after that rant, spend a little time in a gallery of ponds where you get to decide if you like them.... or not...

Read more on the topic here http://www.aquahabitat.com/natural.ponds.html








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8/30/18
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Late summer is the waterfront real estate market prime time. In the northern hemisphere it is also the very best time of year to evaluate rivers, lakes and ponds for investing because many waters will be at their worst. With lower water flows and higher temperatures, the aesthetics and biology of many lakes suffer. This does not reflect well on waterfront property value. Knowing the biology and water quality parameters in late summer tells you the potential of fish die-offs, annoying algae blooms and it forecasts ways to improve a body of water that will go straight to improving property value. Way too many people purchase this type of property with their emotions and hope that it looks just like the promotional photos. One of our best tips is to ask when each photo was taken so you can see the water throughout the year and seasons of good, bad and ugly. We always get our homes inspected; shouldn't the land and water also be inspected for future value , improvement and pitfalls? We promote and evaluate the waterfront properties you may be considering... http://www.aquahabitat.com/waterfront.property.guide.html It is personally very satisfying to us when you make the best real estate investment.

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Treasures from the beach...

Beach combers find all sorts of nature's treasures and more along the beach... With the greater power the ocean has over that of a pond or lake comes more interesting sculpture. Our new prized possession from the sea is this stone pen set holder. It works perfectly for a windows surface pen along with a traditional pen. It may not have any real financial value, but we love this little rock!

What have you found on your walks along the waterfront that you have cherished for years? We'd love to hear about your discoveries!
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When do you call it a pool and when are they called ponds? If you ignore traditional un - natural swimming pools, a smaller and deeper section of a moving water stream or river is called a pool. If it is a depression in the tidal zone of the ocean, it's called a tide pool. We have no idea why the deep water part of a pond or lake isn't called a pool, but there you have the quirky nature of the English language.

To complicate the matter further, a steep sided "pool" formed in limestone geology is called a cenote in Spanish. In English it tends to be called a sink hole. Yes we need a much better name for them. Either way, they are gorgeous steep sided pools of water. Being steep sided may be what qualifies a man-made pool to carry the pool moniker. There is rarely a clear cut definition of such things. All we know is if it is clear beautiful natural water, we LOVE it! Hope you do , too! If you get to the beach this summer, do explore the beauty of the tide pools as we did in these images from the Oregon coast.
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If you'd like to spread smiles and joy in our challenged world, start by spreading wildflowers , even at your local city park ponds. Then sit back and wait for the smiles!
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If what you want in your backyard is a pile of un-natural looking rocks, a plastic liner and water, you should call someone else. This is all we do... tiny.cc/ponds
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Finding fish in lakes and ponds during summer

OK yes you can just buy a fish finder and wander randomly until you bump into fish.... or , you can use your brain to be much more strategic and quick!

In a broad sense of most fishing waters, oxygen concentrations at the surface are most always at or near saturation. This would be a good place to find fish except that most of the activity is in deeper water where prey can find cover and forage. Colder water fish like trout and salmon also need cooler water than the surface during a hot summer. So how do you tell where this magical depth is that provides 1) cool water 2) enough oxygen to support the target fish species and 3) enough forage to attract good size fish? welllllllll we will tell you....

Unless a lake or pond is really sterile with clear water right to the bottom, the oxygen levels will begin to decline at depths that light cannot penetrate. Yes this happens very often right around the thermocline, but dragging a thermometer to find this layer is slow. The easy way to find the fish the old fashion way is to attach what is called a secchi disk to your line. Secchi disks are simply 8 inch diameter discs made of anything that does not float with the upper left and lower right quarters painted ( or "sharpied") black. Just lower the disk down to where it disappears. This usually marks the coolest water with the best oxygen concentration. Be aware if the temperature at the secchi depth is 80 F, you still will not find trout, but you will find many other cool to warm water sport fish.

Now there is one more step.... mark that depth and now follow it over to where the bottom of the lake / pond matches this depth... BANG! Fish! We suggest fishing just a few feet above and below this zone until you lose the bite.

Where this does NOT work: really murky / muddy lakes or those with heavy algae blooms will lose their light before the water sufficiently cools. You still need to run a thermometer down to your measured secchi depth to ensure the water is within the comfort range of the target fish species.

Please do comment / follow etc and let us know how our fishing tips are helping you! www.trouthooker.net
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