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Hey everyone. I've done a ton of research for my area, and it looks like a pond is going to be doable. I don't really know the first thing when it comes to who is a good pond builder and who is not. Who do I call in my area to get references?

I am in San Angelo, TX

Thanks!

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Call Mike Otto.

http://www.ottosdirtservice.com/Pages/default.aspx


1-800-882-DIRT (3478)

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Thank you. Is there anyone else I should keep in mind? I always hear to get as many quotes as possible, and although I'm not pulling the trigger right now, I'd like to know what to budget fro so that I can hopefully have something built in the next 6-12 months.

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Mike has a new book on the subject (Just Add Water) and Bob and Mike wrote a book called Perfect Pond. Lots of threads here on the subject as well.




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This is an archive thread as well

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=92487#Post92487

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Mike Otto gave me some expert advice, and I highly recommend him. He was too busy to build my pond, though, so I eventually hired Mike Smelley of Marshall, Texas to do the dirt work. He did a terrific job. If you wish, I can send you his cell number via PM.

And I totally agree with the previous comment: READ stuff from Bob Lusk and PondBoss! There is just so much to know, and the more you know the fewer blunders you'll make.


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Yep, the books are amazingly cheap compared to diesel fuel. And, they tell you things that you will never think to ask.


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I'll have to pick those books up. I'll have to send Mike Otto an email and pick his brain a bit. It's all pretty exciting, so I lm hoping everything that I want is going to be realistic.


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