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#485972 - 02/08/18 05:32 PM New member
homefree21 Offline

Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 6
Loc: Arkansas

My name is Nancy and I was searching lake contractors in Northern Arkansas and found this forum which looks awesome! We live in Texas and are selling our home and moving to Arkansas. We want to build a lake but we want to make sure we do it right the first time. Need to be educated after the pool fiasco we had because I trusted the contractor. Glad To be here!

#485977 - 02/08/18 07:31 PM Re: New member [Re: homefree21]
CMM Offline

Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 584
Loc: West Central MO
Welcome Nancy!

Lots of stuff here in the archives. With the planning you are doing, no doubt your pond project will go better than the pool project!

#485982 - 02/08/18 08:15 PM Re: New member [Re: homefree21]
Dave Davidson1 Offline

Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 13312
Loc: Hurst & Bowie, Texas
Dang Nancy, leaving Texas and going to Arkansas. Hard to believe.
Step 1. Define your goals.

Step2. See step 1.
It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

#485986 - 02/08/18 08:56 PM Re: New member [Re: homefree21]
Bill Cody Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 12334
Loc: Northwest Ohio - Malinta OH
Welcome! We are here to help you get and manage a very good pond.
Seriously consider getting the two very good books for planning and building a pond. "Just Add Water" and "Perfect Pond Want One" by Bob Lusk and Mike Otto log time pond builder expert. Excellent professional advice and well worth the money to get that well designed and built pond. After you get that pond built be sure to subscribe to Pond Boss Magazine it is a real bargain for all the excellent pond management advice and information. Plus there is available an annual Table of Contents and complete Index for every issue that is listed in our Archives Section.

Link to the Archives of past common Pond Questions And Annual Indexes

Be sure to study and learn the information in the topic about Pond Planning and Construction

Edited by Bill Cody (02/09/18 11:15 AM)
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#485991 - 02/09/18 12:18 AM Re: New member [Re: Dave Davidson1]
homefree21 Offline

Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 6
Loc: Arkansas
LOL! Love Texas just not the humidity mixed with the heat. I need a little cooler weather in my elder years. Thanks for the input!

#485992 - 02/09/18 12:19 AM Re: New member [Re: CMM]
homefree21 Offline

Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 6
Loc: Arkansas
Sure hope so, learned my lesson well!

#485993 - 02/09/18 12:20 AM Re: New member [Re: Bill Cody]
homefree21 Offline

Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 6
Loc: Arkansas
Wow! Thanks Bill, I will surely do that! Great information, thanks for sharing!

#485997 - 02/09/18 07:28 AM Re: New member [Re: homefree21]
snrub Offline

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 4655
Loc: SE Kansas
Welcome to the forum.

Bill Cody pretty well covered it.

Edited by snrub (02/09/18 07:29 AM)

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