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Aqua Scapes of CT

Aqua Scapes of CT

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








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Winter Is Here

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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

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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

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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 pond in spring of 2018.

This pond has two Aquascape Signature 1000 Skimmers, two Aquascape Signature 2500 Biofalls, a Aqua Ultraviolet Inline UV, and an Aquascape Iongen System. It utilizes two Tsurumi 5PL pumps in each skimmer pushing almost 10,000 gallons of water total, 5,000 in each skimmer. The back edge of this pond is planted with Lizard's Tail, Iris, Chameleon Plant, and Creeping Jenny. There are 30+ koi fish and over 100 Sarasa Comets (most born in this pond).

We would like to reiterate that owning a pond of this size takes a considerable amount of time, money, and care. This koi pond is not for a first time pond owner. While our ponds do not require much maintenance, we recommend starting small if your a beginner. We find that most pond owners have three ponds in their lifetime; a starter 250 gallon preformed pond, a 16' by 11' rock and gravel pond, and a 26' by 21' retirement pond.

If you're interested in building a pond or have a pond in need of an upgrade, we offer year round construction, maintenance and advice to help you tackle the challenge of owning an ornamental koi pond of any size.

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Pond in Somers, CT

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

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Pond in Downtown Hartford

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

Pond in Downtown Hartford

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Planting a Sheep Pond in Portland

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Sara posing with some sheep.

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Patio in Westbrook

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Patio and walkway at the Westbrook Hunt Club

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Lyme Pond

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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

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Jesse Building a Pond in East Haddam

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Spring Pond Cleaning in West Hartford

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Spring Pond Cleaning in West Hartford

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Pond Installation

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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 youíve got an unbalanced ecosystem.

Check out the things youíll need to get your ecosystem pond in perfect balance:

Skimmer (mechanical filter): will not only pre-filter the water and house the pump; it will...

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Waterfall Rebuild in Glastonbury

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Waterfall Rebuild in Glastonbury

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Fall Pond Netting

Sara Della Rocco | services |

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...

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Spring Pond Cleaning

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Itís important to clean your pond on a yearly basis to prevent a buildup of debris and nutrients which cause algae blooms, poor water quality, and can harm your fish. Donít wait for a problem to arise, prevent it and sign up for your spring pond cleaning today.

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My Pond Thanks to Aqua Scapes of CT

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About Us

Austin Foose | about |

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

Rob Townsend | about |

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

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Fall 2017 Ė We upgraded a small pondless waterfall into this 16 by 11 pond with a three drop waterfall at the Westbrook Hunt Club in Westbrook, Connecticut. The homeowner setup a GoPro camera to capture the rebuild in action. This job took our skeleton crew 3 days to install and is outfitted with professional grade Aquascape pond products.

Interested in building a pond like this? Click the hyperlink...

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What a Difference a Year Makes

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How We Keep Our Ponds So Clear

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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

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