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Pond College 2017- April 8th & 9th!

Pond College 2017

A Pond College Presentation

Saturday April 8th & Sunday April 9th 2017

Green Vista is excited to announce our 12th annual "Pond College" the weekend of April 8 & 9, for 2 fast-paced days of classes, discussions, and demonstrations of just about everything you would like to know about your pond, plants & fish! All classes will be taught by the staff at Green Vista or special guest speakers. Attend 1 or all-8 classes- it's your choice! This is some of the same training we give our staff each season to keep them refreshed and up to date with the latest ideas and products needed for a successful pond. The classes will be held rain or shine and most will be conducted outside (under a covered tent) so please dress accordingly!

Cost is just $12 per class, or $10/class if you sign up for 3 or more. Class size will be limited to approximately 40 people per session so please call or send in your registration ASAP!

The registration must be pre-paid by April 6th. We can only allow late registrations if space allows.

We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards for payment. Registration can be called in, faxed, mailed or just dropped off at the store. We also accept online Payments by Paypal, or we can email you an invoice for your registration if you prefer to pay securely online. Please do not email cash or credit card information!

We're sure everyone who attends will leave brimming with new information and ideas for installing, improving, or maintaining a successful backyard pond!

Hope to see you there!

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Pond College 2017 Schedule

Saturday April 8: Pond Construction Day

An overview of the basic principles to successfully design, construct and stock a backyard Pond.

10:00-11:00 AM

Basic Pond Construction
Doing it right the first time: from site selection, design to completed project. Improvements that can be made on any pond.

11:00-12:30 AM

Pump & Filter Selection & Overview: The secret of a successful pond.
Pumps, filters, UV lights, & more. Explaining the many options. How & why they work; what we've found that works and why.

Lunch Break - Lunch on your own.

2:00-3:00 PM

Care & Selection of Hardy & Tropical Aquatic Plants.
The back bone of most our water gardens, aquatic plants are easy to grow with a minimum of care. This class provides tips on plant care and selection for the home pond.

3:00-4:30 PM

Algae Control 101: Tried & True Methods for Clear Water! Our most requested topic, algae is easier to control than ever before! By following a few simple guidelines you can have clear water virtually all year long.

Pond College 2017 Schedule

Sunday April 9: Pond Care Day

All the tricks & time-honored practices any new or experienced Pond owner should know.

12:00 Noon-1:30 PM

Algae Control 101 Encore: Tried & True Methods for Clear Water! Our most requested topic, algae is easier to control than ever before! By following a few simple guidelines you can have clear water virtually all year long. UV's, ion generators, plant-safe algaecides, and more will be covered.

1:30-3:00 PM

Spring Cleaning & Start-up of the Pond Now is the time to give your pond a spring cleaning. We go over the steps required to get your pond off to a fresh start for 2017.

3:00-4:00 PM

Fish Care & Predator Control...in and around the Pond. All of God's creatures love our ponds, but some are not always welcome! Raccoons, herons, stray cats, snakes & more. We'll talk about how to deal with them all! As well as keeping them safe, we'll also discuss basic fish care and how to keep your fish happy and healthy.

4:00-5:00 PM

Farm Ponds-Weed Control & Aeration Basics. Farm Ponds-Weed Control & Aeration Basics.

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