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Butch

General Tips

How To Use Glazed Tile In Your Pond

These days, people are just not satisfied with a typical, run of the mill, boring looking pond.  I have seen a wide variety of styles and designs in my time and what I have concluded is that as we progress towards the future, so does…
Butch
May 23, 2020
How To

How to Spray Epoxy

There are some great reasons why you would want to spray Pond Shield epoxy rather than squeegee or roll it on.  Learning how to spray epoxy is not difficult to do either.  It takes some patience, the correct tools and an assistant. Since you are…
Butch
March 13, 2020
Hydroponics

Barrelponics and Hydroponics – What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between hydroponics and Barrelponics?  Really, there is no difference.  In fact they are the same thing.  The only thing that makes them different is the name Barrelponics which was coined by Travis Hughey in 2005. Essentially, Barrelponics uses what could probably…
Butch
February 15, 2013
General Tips

Setting Goals for a Pond Shield Epoxy Project

With as many things that could possibly be happening during the life of any project, things can quickly get out of hand and disorganized if an over-all plan is not in place.  That is why it is so important for setting goals for a Pond…
Butch
October 1, 2012
How To

What to Look for in an Epoxy Paint Sprayer

If you have decided to coat your pond with Pond Shield and have determined that using an epoxy paint sprayer is the way to go, there are some equipment aspects that you should be aware of. Not all spray machines are the same and if…
Butch
September 27, 2012
How ToPond Maintenance

How to Spot Repair Pond Armor Paint

From time to time it may be necessary to correct something that is adversely affecting the coating on a pond. For example, during a routine inspection of the pond, you find that somehow someone has managed to accidentally damage the surface of the Pond Armor…
Butch
September 25, 2012
Concrete Ponds

A Checklist for Concrete Pond Repairs

Repairing a concrete pond can seem a daunting task. However, if you know what is needed prior to performing the repair, the task will be that much easier. The following list is made up of everything you could possibly need in order to get the…
Butch
September 24, 2012
Wood Ponds

Is a Plywood Pond Really the Wave of the Future?

When considering building a pond, most people think of using more conventional materials like concrete, rubber liners, stone, block or brick; but what about a plywood pond? Is it even possible? Of course it is. In fact there have been plenty of DIY pond builders…
Butch
September 24, 2012
General Tips

Things To Avoid When Using Fish Pond Sealer

If you have a new fish pond, have some leaks in an older pond or you are having problems maintaining the proper PH in your pond water, you may be contemplating a Do It Yourself weekend of applying fish pond sealer. There are several steps…
Butch
September 23, 2012
General Tips

10 Reasons to Choose Pond Armor Pond Sealant

There is not a large variety of materials available to coat your water feature with. It is important to choose a sealant that will serve you well and last a decent amount of time. The last thing you want to get caught up in is…
Butch
September 21, 2012
General Tips

A List for Preparing to Use Pond Armor Epoxy

The last thing anyone wants is to experience what it is like to have forgotten one single item, especially after Pond Armor epoxy has already been mixed and is ready to be applied. The epoxy is going to start to cure and there is going…
Butch
September 21, 2012
How To

How to Choose the Best Blue Pond Liner

Let’s face it.  There are many different shades of blue.  There are blues that are very dark, there are also light blues. Some blues lean more towards green where others tend to be on the purple side. The ultimate question really becomes how do you…
Butch
September 19, 2012
How To

How to Choose a Pond Sealant

You have found yourself at the right place if you want to know how to choose a pond sealant. I have personally heard of people using all sorts of things to seal their pond or water feature with. I have heard of people using asphalt,…
Butch
September 19, 2012
How To

Applying a Concrete Sealer

There are many things you should keeping mind when applying a concrete sealer. Generally these can be categorized into surface preparation, sealer application and inspection. This way it is easier to follow along because you will know what phase you ought to be in regarding…
Butch
September 19, 2012