Aquascape pond local nursery nightmare
Here in Alberta Aquascape ponds seem to be very popular. I was at a local nursery today and asked the worker there how they liked their "demonstration" Aquascape pond. He said he spent last week removing all the rocks and cleaning all this gross black stuff from everywhere so that the pond was "clean" before Aquascape came in and did their pond building demo. Customers at the demo were impressed with this system although the worker says now the pond leaks as must have punctured the liner putting back in the rocks. He said the nursery store owners said they'd never put one of those ponds in their own yards and the worker said neither would he. Maybe he should have kept some of the buckets of black sludge to show prospective owners what they'd be getting into! It kinda ticks me off that a store would continue to promote a product that they wouldn't have themselves! Oh forgot there's alot of money to be made on various "pond products" to remove sludge, etc.