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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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There is something special about ephemeral rock ponds, tarns or rain pools that make them some of our favorite tiny waters. It may be their simplicity and cleanliness. It could be the notion they are here but for a few days until the rains bring them back to life. We love their nuance and always look to include them in the habitats we create since they are so intimate of an experience alongside large ponds and lakes. These "tiny house" waters are also very serving of wildlife that visit for a bath or refreshment. No doubt had we stayed at this pool a bit longer, a song bird or a squirrel would have visited. Of course many of you would have then focused on the wildlife instead of the simplicity of the pond. Maybe next time we will wait for a couple visitors before rushing off to post these thoughts. It pays to stay tuned ;)

Of course had we created this pond, it would have more moss, more flowers and more color, but this little pool is doing just fine by its own accord. We hope you also enjoy some of these tiny wonders in life.
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We have been researching beach design to bring you the very best beaches for your pond / lake project. We found what may be the world's most romantic tide pool. If you'd like a special little place to propose, the beach at Cape Kiwanda at Pacific City, Oregon may be just the place. You should be able to find this natural gem with just a few minutes of hiking around the tide pools. Check the tide tables as this is under water at high tide. Let us know if you find this special spot at the heart of the Oregon Coast. We are suckers for romantic stories, especially if they happen at a habitat we have created.

We have created some very romantic secluded natural retreats. You might be inspired to create your own one day from https://www.aquahabitat.com
Take a peek at our photo gallery when you visit! #natural #lakes #landscapes #resorts to #backyards .
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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.

#lakefront #land #realestate #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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8/13/18
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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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8/2/18
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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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