What does Zen have to do with Ponds?

Perhaps you have been to my website a time or two & have seen our catch phrase "It's Time for Zen." This might seem like an odd phrase for water feature designers and builders. However, we believe that what we do brings calm, joy and zen to our clients. 

We frequently install ponds and features for people living on Lake Michigan, Lake Charlevoix, Walloon Lake & Crooked Lake. Often, the reaction of people when they hear this is "why would anybody with whole lake want or need a pond?" Our answer is in the actions of our clients. As soon as that pond is full of water they are already playing with it: moving rocks, planting lilies, naming their fish, netting out leaves. This isn't simply an aesthetic addition to their view it is an interactive part of their everyday. 

Much like a zen sand garden the act of tending to a pond is about meditation and soothing behavior. Our service techs are some of the most chill people on the crew- they get to spend their work day in moving meditation near and in water. 

Often, we will witness some of the gruffest clients turn into the softest calmest people when they are at the edge of their pond. We look at the building of a pond for a person or family as an act of giving back. Our ponds light a part of the person who bought it. We believe that our designs make the world a better place, one frog and fish at a time. 

Designing zen for our clients in Northern Michigan all year! Check out our indoor ponds to keep your pond habit going. 

Designing zen for our clients in Northern Michigan all year! Check out our indoor ponds to keep your pond habit going. 

Pond in a Day!

If you still want a backyard pond installed this fall but didn't think it could still be installed think again! Just yesterday we installed a 10x12 pond in 7 hours on Crooked Lake in Michigan. Our crew of 4 started at 8am and we were done at 3pm. These home owners now have a brand new yard and a new pond hobby! In addition we are offering a 10% discount on any fall 2016 installations. Our experienced crew can recreate your yard and create your zen space today. To see a slideshow of our 1 day pond installation Click Here

We began this project at 8am and it was full and running at 4:30 the same day. We are still building this fall so give us a call and let's get started on your backyard pond created by Waterpaw Ponds today! 

We began this project at 8am and it was full and running at 4:30 the same day. We are still building this fall so give us a call and let's get started on your backyard pond created by Waterpaw Ponds today!