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We are a pond store in Central Connecticut. We install and service ponds, waterfalls, and water features. We sell pond products, koi fish and aquatic plants.

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My Pond is Green

As a disclaimer, all ponds are different and the following information may vary from pond to pond.

The Short Answer

In general, a pond will turn pea soup green due to: inadequate filtration, lack of aeration, unbalanced water chemistry, not enough plant life, too many fish, lack of general maintenance, improper climate (ie full sun), and/or deficient good bacteria.

The Long Answer

Wether your buying a professional pond kit or piecemealing your pond together, people often make the mistake of skimping on...

My Pond is Leaking

To find a leak in your pond, you must first turn off the pump and let the pond sit for a day. If the water level in the pond drops, you know the leak is in the pond. If the water level of the pond does not drop, your leak is in the waterfall or plumbing.

Pond Leak

If you determine the leak to be in the pond, leave the pump off and let the water level drop until it stops losing water. The leak is going to be found at this level of the pond. You will need to look for a hole or puncture in your pond liner. If you find a hole,...

Spring 2018

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Spring Pond Cleaning

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2018 Hartford Flower Show Results

Best In Show, Most Outstanding Specimen, Best Use of Moving Water, Best Use of Aquatic Plants, Best Use of Texture, Best Use of Color, Best Use of Cultural Perfection, and Excellence in Design (awarded by The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. and The Landscape Design Council)


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2017 Farm Photos 2

Our front pond, koi fish in our pond, goat pen, baby robins, Sandy Hook Memorial Fountain and Garden, small pond and waterfall

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Winter Is Here

East Hampton, CT - 5,000 gallon pond with split stream waterfall - overstocked with fish, adequate filtration, an established ecosystem, and good homeowner care

To build this, you need: 6000 Aquascape Biofalls, 1000 Aquascape Skimmer, 5000gph Pump, liner (1000 sqft), underlayment (1000 sqft), tubing (2" by 25'), check-valve (2"), pond boulders (), pond gravel (), flat waterfall stones (6), full lighting kit (36 watt minimum total output - optional)

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Pond in Prospect

We built this 60' by 30' koi pond and patio in Prospect, Connecticut back in 2008.

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Pond Cleaning in East Haddam


Tucker and the homeowner talk pond in this panorama of an 8,000 gallon swimming pond in East Haddam, Connecticut.

We did a full cleaning on this swimming pond in East Haddam, CT back in June 2017. We used a 2000 gallon storage tank to accommodate and house 30+ koi and 100 goldfish during the cleaning. The homeowner recently purchased the property and wanted to see the bottom of their pond for the first time. While the new owners don't plan on doing much swimming in this pond, we hope to fully rock in and update this...

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Pond in Somers, CT

35 degrees and windy, the elements do not faze her.

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Pond in Downtown Hartford

Even in the city, you can have a pond. Fall netting and winterization.

Pond in Downtown Hartford

Planting a Sheep Pond in Portland

Sara posing with some sheep.

Planting a Sheep Pond in Portland

Patio in Westbrook

Patio and walkway at the Westbrook Hunt Club

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Glastonbury Koi Pond

Glastonbury Koi Pond

Split Stream in Middletown

Split Stream in Middletown

Medium Pond in Glastonbury

Medium Pond in Glastonbury

Lyme Pond

Took an overgrown mud pit and turned it into a 100' by 80' pond using existing rock from the property. Pressure relief valves to intake ground water, overflow stream, and aeration unit. Plants, fish, and 100' stream to come.

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Jesse Building a Pond in East Haddam

Jesse Building a Pond in East Haddam

Pondemonium 2014

Pondemonium 2014

Pond in the Rain

Pond in the Rain

Front Pond in 2014

Front Pond in 2014

Spring Pond Cleaning in West Hartford

Spring Pond Cleaning in West Hartford

Pond Installation

Ecosystem ponds work with Mother Nature to provide food, shelter, and safety to the wildlife around it. It also provides an all-natural, low-maintenance piece of paradise. Every piece of the ecosystem puzzle must be present in order for a true ecosystem to be in place. Eliminate one of these elements and you

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Waterfall Rebuild in Glastonbury

Waterfall Rebuild in Glastonbury

Avon Pond

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Rock Bridge Over Pond

Rock Bridge Over Pond

Fall Pond Netting

Did you know we offer complete Fall netting services? Let us do the work for you! It is important to take certain precautions when it comes to closing your pond until Spring arrives. Our netting services aid in this process. We will trim back your aquatic plants, clean out your filters, remove your pump(s), and net your pond or pondless waterfall to help keep out falling leaf debris. Netting your pond can also help keep unwanted critters and the dreaded heron from feasting on your fish.

In addition to netting, we also have aerators...

Fall Pond Netting

About Us

Aqua Scapes of CT, LLC is the leading distributor of professional pond products, koi fish and aquatic plants in Connecticut. We have a six acre aquatic nursery in Portland, CT where we stock the full line of Aquascape pond and waterfalls kits, fountains, maintenance supplies, replacement parts, pumps, and water treatments.

Our company foundation was built on a simple premise... keep it simple, and work with nature, not against her. The relationship between building a pond, and respecting how nature intended it to work, is fundamental...

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Rob Townsend

Robert Townsend began his career began over 30 years ago with his own landscaping business. Always on the lookout for new challenges and opportunities, in 1991 Rob built his first pond. So satisfying was the planning and execution of this project, his mind was made up to enter a new phase of landscaping design. He began his search for information on Pond Ecosystems.

In 1996 Rob attended what would be the first of many seminars presented by Aquascape Inc. The show so impressed Rob, it took little time for him to make Water Gardens...

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VIDEO - Watch How We Build a Pond

Fall 2017

What a Difference a Year Makes

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How We Keep Our Ponds So Clear

Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria contains 8 pure strains of concentrated beneficial bacteria, including PSB bacteria and enzymes. This combination of natural cleaners helps to maintain a strong biological balance in your pond. Because ornamental water gardens are enclosed ecosystems, sometimes factors like fish load, uneaten fish food, organics such as leaves, sludge and unwanted debris may disrupt the balance. Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria maintains a strong biological balance; providing clean, clear and healthy water conditions. PSB (Photo Synthetic...

How We Keep Our Ponds So Clear