Magazine article Landscape & Irrigation

"World's Most Extreme Pond Build" Educates and Inspires Attendees

Magazine article Landscape & Irrigation

"World's Most Extreme Pond Build" Educates and Inspires Attendees

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Distributors, contractors and retailers from throughout North America participated in the construction of Aquascape's 250-foot by 90-foot signature water feature known as the "World's Most Extreme Pond Build" from July 12 to 16, 2008. With an attendance of more than 600 eager participants representing more than 250 companies, construction was completed on schedule with the waterfalls activated during the afternoon of July 16. The 5-day event offered hands-on training, educational seminars, networking opportunities, customized pond tours and Pond Olympics.

"I have to say this has been the best pond-building event ever," said Jeanne Camp of Frontier Ponds of Union, III. "To have hundreds of professional pond installers work as a team toward a common goal is just awesome. The camaraderie and integrity of the Certified Aquascape Contractors (CAC) and Water Garden Excellence (WGE) members who participated is outstanding."

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Aquascape vendors donated more than $200,000 in construction materials toward the project that was completed on schedule and within budget. More than 1,500 tons of stone were used to construct the feature, including rocks topping out at 50,000 pounds.

"For the first time, I was my own customer," said Greg Wittstock, founder and CEO of Aquascape. "Ed Beaulieu, project manager and designer of the World's Most Extreme Pond, and all the contractors, retailers, and distributors who helped create the water feature exceeded my expectations, I'm proud to have all of them on the Aquascape team. …

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