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Tim Matson consulting, Earth Ponds

Once again we have the honor and privilege to speak to an author and consultant, better yet you’ll learn what he does and asks during his consultation. We’ve selected a subscriber who sent in pictures and questions and asked our special guest these questions. Be sure to go to the bottom of the post and click the blue button to hear the interview.  You’ll also learn that renovating ponds can be much harder at times than building new.

More and more pond aeration is the way to go for water quality and to help the fish breathe. Not to mention keeping a hole in the ice to release the toxic gasses that builds up under the ice along with allowing sunlight into the water.

A pond located where electricity can reach it, use an electric aerator. But if the pond is built out where electricity is not available wind powered aeration will be the way to go. Caution about the windmill is you can’t put one up in the middle of the woods and expect to function properly. Wind needs to get to the windmill, pass through the blades and have a clear area behind for the wind exit to make the windmill blades turn.


If you missed the posts related to pond liners and pond permits, be sure have a look and listen to the recording.


Be sure and take the time to check out Tim’s books and video.


If you are unsure of what you may be getting into, remember Tim Matson has over 25 years experience, take the time to look him up. A great guy with a mountain of knowledge. When you contact Tim, be sure to tell him you heard the interview on Darrell Rhoades website WhatPond.

PS. If you have not received your free definitive guide to ponds, get it at, Building a Farm Pond.

About the Author: Darrell Rhoades is the founder of A one man business, works full time in tool & die. It all started when he built his own pond for the family. Ran into pond issues and started the research with pond suppliers and conferences for pond management. He writes about pond building and pond management and sells pond management supplies, aeration & fountains and Practical hands on experiences at . No physical store, but has items in stock.

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