It seems that anyone who has built 1 pond is an expert these days. In the information based world we live in, any Tom, Dick, Or Harry that has built a pond claims to be a professional installer, or has an unproven opinion on the "right way" to build a pond. Unfortunately these claims & opinions couldn't be farther from the truth ! 75% of Gordon's Pond Utopia business based in Cumberland County, Carlisle, Pennsylvania ( PA ) is renovating, or totally rebuilding ponds that are recently built by other "so-called" professionals. Not educating yourself about your contractor will most likely lead to frustration and an unending problematic water feature. Take it from us, and DO YOUR RESEARCH ! Start by looking into hiring a Certified Aquascape Contractor ! We'll get it done right "THE FIRST TIME " !
Certified Aquascape Contractors are the most qualified and informed pond installers in the water gardening industry. All CACs are required to attend continual training and education seminars and maintain a proven record of outstanding work and dedicated customer service and support.
All pond installers who wish to become Certified Aquascape Contractors must complete an in-depth application that includes an online training program with exam, customer referrals, pictures of completed water features, and general questions about their business and water gardening philosophy. These applications are then reviewed by technical agents at Aquascape, Inc., and then contractors are awarded one of three different levels of CAC status, Basic, Professional, & Master CAC.