To Build or Not to Build?
This is the first question you have to tackle once you’ve decided to grace your Northern New Jersey outdoor living space with a beautiful, low maintenance fish pond or water garden.
Should you do it yourself, or is it better to hire a professional?
Maybe you’re a person with an unlimited amount of determination and the strength of an ox. Maybe you enjoy spending your free time working with your hands and breaking a good sweat. If you’re one of these people, and you’re willing to devote some of your weekends to a project, then you’re the perfect candidate for building your own water feature. If, however, you are like most folks and would rather spend your free time with your family, then you may want to consider hiring a professional pond contractor to install your new aquatic paradise
The Benefits of a Professional
As you can imagine, there are many benefits to hiring a reliable professional pond contractor. First, your pond won’t be the victim of your trial and error. It will look more natural and fit better with the surrounding landscape. You also have the assurance of knowing it was built by someone who has expertise and experience with pond construction.
Now that you’ve decided to hire a professional, let’s look at where to start. First off, all pond contractors are not created equal.
As you can imagine, as in any service industry, there are unreliable and dishonest people representing themselves as professional pond contractors. You certainly don’t want this type of contractor working on your pond. Instead, you want to look for one of the many professional, reputable, qualified, and experienced pond contractors.
Finding a Reliable Pond Builder
For starters, look for a reputable pond contractor that is certified and has experience. A Certified Aquascape Contractor has proven to possess pond building experience, professionalism, references, customer satisfaction, and proper liability and insurance coverage.
The pond contractors’ work is critiqued for proper installation techniques and natural aesthetics. By using this type of reference service, you can be sure you are getting the cream of the crop when it comes to installers in your area. Another way to find reputable pond contractors is to get a reference from someone who has a pond you would like to replicate. Word of mouth is a great way to find a good pond contractor.
What to Look For
So you have some candidates. Here are some things to look for in narrowing down your selection. By following these tips, you will be able to locate a pond contractor who is capable of meeting all of your needs and giving you the pond of your dreams.
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Over the last 18 years, Clay has been involved in landscaping and aquascaping, which led him to his passion, POND BUILDING and opening A Frog’s Dream in 2006. His true passion is to create works of art for others to enjoy and marvel at in the privacy of their own backyards.