Year End Short Review

What a year, well at least it seems we got through it ok for now. With a long winded winter and wet spring dragging into summer we were able to get things done in and around our ponds and more importantly helping those of you be email and our local pond owners with the help you needed and answers for your questions. Always a pleasure to help when and where we can.

coon tail in dump trailer

coon tail in dump trailer

Even though we had a late spring and not too much of a real summer around here we did get out to battle the pond weeds by hand and by machine and one particular pond we hauled out quite a few dump trailer loads of coon tail. Installed aeration systems and kept the up keep of bacteria treatments our local pond owners.

On a personal note it was a little bit of a tough year for myself, getting out of work then going to therapy most all of the summer and finally going into surgery and dealing with the recovery details even as this is being written. Hoping it all finishes up well and we’ll be ready to go like a spring chicken, come spring. The problem was Plantar Fascistic.

During the time I was laid up I took the time to rework the home page on the website a little and finished up video editing that has been piling up for some time and they are ready to go in our Free Pond Member section on the website. Even finished up a three hour pond building video from start to finish to more details and then went on to making the pond deeper the following year. This video and more is in our paid section of the membership of the site, click the link for more Paid Pond Membership details.

New Pond Products by WhatPond will be available this coming spring. Additional Eco friendly water enhancing products and a complete care package for large and small ponds. Also new will be our own diffuser plates for shallow and deep water which will work better with the linear compressors, piston compressors and something a little extra to help save the diffuser membrane from turtles. Plus a new compressors series for shallow ponds. We’ve used and talked about the linear diaphragm compressors and their abilities but we now have a line of linear piston compressors. The only thing that moves is the piston, equal less wear and tear and longevity between 7-9 years.

Be sure to at least check out the Free Pond Membership area and also check out the Paid Pond Membership for added pond books, videos and the member forum.

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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  • Pond_Father Dec 22, 2014 @ 10:40

    As a Pond Father, I have never seen anyone more pationate about Ponds and more, helping others build and maintain their dream ponds as Darrell is. I am proud to call him a fellow pondstar but more a friend.

  • Darrell Rhoades Dec 22, 2014 @ 16:47

    Thank You Pond Father, but I know you helped in a big way getting me started in aeration and pond care. Thank you my friend! Always a pleasure when I can help out pond owners and those filling their dreams of building one. 😉