For Immediate Release:7/3/2020
Modern Design Aquascaping
ARTISTS OF THE YEAR AT
MODERN DESIGN AQUASCAPING TAKE PART IN 4 DAY POND BUILD FOR
Knoxville, Tennessee locals Father and Son team, John & Tristan Adams of Modern Design Aquascaping were one of seven National Artists of the Year asked to help pull off a Herculean effort for NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.
Building for 4 days in the pouring rain (random polar vortex) this group worked at least 60 hours!
Installing a beach area, fire pit, a custom Superman logo urn, and some good ol’ Tennessee driftwood, handpicked by John and Stacy Adams from towns in Tennessee.
Tristan Adams is the foreman at Modern Design Aquascaping and as the son of John, they were quite excited!
This is an awesome project for them to do together. Most of the other artists of the year also brought their sons and those boys worked! Trudging through what ended up being 6 inches of mud, these guys pour their hearts and souls into it.
I might add it went spectacularly! Complete with his custom-made treehouse from Pete on “Treehouse Masters”.
Greg Wittstock, owner of Aquascapes Inc. Has managed to pull together several artist types with larger than life personalities and incredible, mad skills!
Greg also has been working on getting Shaquille O’Neal a pond for quite some time.
The guys from Aquascapes Inc. Drove down almost running out of diesel fuel and had all the supplies delivered for a horrendously large, stunningly beautiful, custom water feature. This baby has all the bells and whistle’s! Including custom Lights that are controlled by an app and will turn to any color. 😲
These artists came from all over!😎 California, New Jersey, New York, Canada, Pennsylvania, Chicago Illinois, and of course Knoxville Tennessee!!! They drove! They flew! The locals May have even walked, Some even coasted🤣. And then they worked!
They came up with an incredible design that has special touches from every artist of the year represented. Shaquille O’Neal himself, and I’m paraphrasing, said he has been a part of so many reality shows and you only ever see the glossy stuff it never really happens that smoothly or that quickly and he was blown away!
Because they showed up, built it, made it come to life, brought the magic, and then cleaned up and rode away👍🏻.
Since it’s completion Greg Wittstock a.k.a The Pond Guy, and Big Rich from Ohio Fish Rescue, And all the local CAC’s,have been back to check up and brought the fish!
Modern Design Aquascapings Youtube channel has the most incredible video that encapsulates this build.
Modern Design Aquascaping has now built on five continents and over a dozen states, and has won awards from Pine trade magazine for most natural pond. And made the cover baby!😎
Modern Design Aquascaping has been in operation since 1993. They offer award-winning designs and sustainable water feature installations out of natural rock and wood. Truly it’s like looking at the Smokies!
They do Pondless waterfalls, informal fountains with beautiful up lighting, and rainwater harvesting systems. They strive to replicate natures own creations while being as eco-friendly as possible.
Their work and writings have been featured on the show “Style” statewide cable TV, Cityview magazine, pond keeper magazine, and HGTV ideas. Modern Design has earned the titles CAC (certified aqua scape contractor) and CRP (certified rainwater professional). These titles require participation in construction, testing, and continued education each and every year. These boys know their stuff!
You may reach John in East Tennessee at: PHONE-(865)995-1234 WEB-www.MDAquascaping.com FaceBook: Modern Design Aquascaping
youtube.com/moderndesignaquascapinginc The YouTube channel is geared towards education on proper construction methods for water features and highlights many cool projects that the Modern Design Aquascaping team gets to be a part of! Happy Pondering ;)
Call our office at Modern Design Aquascaping Inc. at 865-995-1234 or fill out the online form at http://www.mdaquascaping.com/contact.html and we’ll call you. We would love to give you a no-cost consultation right over the phone and help get your pond up and running this year!
This is the first video in the Water Feature Design series! It's to help you design a better water feature experience.
Let's get started with calculating water in motion! Watch this video and I'll walk you thought understanding the importance of water in motion.
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WATER IN MOTION IN PONDS WITH SKIMMERS!!
Part two of the Water Feature Design Series! This video is covers water in motion in ponds with skimmers!
Today we're walking through what the skimmer is and how much water you need moving through it for optimal operation!
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WATER IN MOTION 3 PONDLESS WATERFALL RESERVOIR DESIGN!!
Part Three of the Water Feature Design Series! This video is covers water in motion in 3 pondless waterfall reservoir design!
The video today deals with sizing your pondless reservoir properly! i'll help you understand how to calculate reservoir size.
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Water In Motion #4 Negative Edge Design!!
In this video we go through water in motion and how it relates to a negative edge. We are going to walk through:
Proper Negative Edge Design
Minimizing Water In Motion
Tips To Minimize “Jumpers”
See a group of artists build a beautiful pond in Australia @ Wildlife HQ! This video will show you a team of pond builders from across the world building an Aquascape Ecosystem pond in a Zoo Exhibit.
Mixed throughout the construction footage, you will get:
1)Some cool footage of John Adams meeting some wildlife at the zoo.
2) Ed The Pond Professor tells you about the feature and its purpose.
3) Patrick Handley of Waterscapes Australia tells about why he chose the location
4) Greg Wittstock A.K.A. “The Pond Guy” gives a quick speech.
5)John explains why he gets so much from these cool builds he gets to be a part of around the world.
6)AT THE END THERE IS SOME GREAT AFTER FOOTAGE OF THE FEATURE AND MORE COOL ANIMAL SHOTS!
Modern Design Aquascaping has been building custom water features since 2000 and has been a Certified Aquascape Contractor since 2002.
They have built in 6 countries, and over a dozen states in the U.S. They specialize in custom projects that change the way people spend time together outdoors.
You may reach John in East Tennessee at: PHONE-(865)995-1234 WEB-www.MDAquascaping.com FaceBook: Modern Design Aquascaping YouTube: youtube.com/moderndesignaquascapinginc.
The YouTube channel is geared towards education on proper construction methods for water features and highlights many cool projects that the Modern Design Aquascaping team gets to be a part of! Happy Pondering ;)
The Modern Design Aquascaping team is in Uganda, Africa, working on a project that will have a lasting impact on generations of kids to provide sustainable drinking water. Thirty thousand gallons of water is captured several times a year that will change the lives of a lot of kids. This project was made possible by the people willing to come and take up a shovel and the donors who funded the project to come together and make a difference. The video will show all the hard work that went into this project and see the potential of the thousands of lives we’ve changed. This experience changed our hearts and we hope it changes yours!
The aspects of this project are that the materials you’ll see in this video are some of the same materials we use in building custom ponds and waterfalls. The foundation has been dug out and the team begins by leveling the area with the pitch toward the lowest level the underlayment. The underlayment helps to protect the liner from sharp objects in the dirt.
The build required a massive amount of aqua blocks, and once the liner is in the blocks are all placed and then covered with the liner to prevent soil from getting into the water. Once the liner seals up the aqua blocks the remaining soil will go to backfill around the liner to hold it tight, so water doesn’t get in and under the structure.
Watch the video to see the final reveal!
Clean water is the lifeblood of this country. Clean water leads to healthier kids! You never know the impact you have on a single child!
The Modern Design Aquascaping team is in Nashville, TN, for a Koi pond overhaul, demolish & rebuild project! The homeowner had an existing pond that was old and outdated and needed a refurbish. This video we’re going to walk through the challenges we faced with the existing structure and large rocks to give this pond a fresh look.
One of the biggest challenges we faced was logistics. The area we had to work with was very compressed due to the pool located near the pond, which presented a problem when you need to have heavy equipment in such a tight area.
Another element to the rebuild was a good portion of the stones were cemented and mortared into place along with large slabs of Tennessee Limestone. This video gives you a detailed look at the hard work that went into removing all the existing cement, mortar, and stones to expose the area and create a new water feature.
Side Note From John: You never know what you’ll find when you start to remove an existing structure! Watch the video to see what surprise guests we had for the build!!
This video is a great example of how our team works to overcome challenges to create beautiful ponds and waterfalls. The detailed steps in this video are a good example for homeowners that have existing ponds in tight spaces that we can get the job done with a look and feel that the home was built around this natural feature.
Modern Design Aquascaping is walking you through a recent project in Nashville, TN where we created an intake bay for a farm pond. This is detailed video of how are team created and transformed this existing water feature with a behind the scenes look.
This builds starts out with the needed excavation. clearing all the needed work area to have a flat and level area to make out where the custom intake bay will be placed.
one of the most important things for the homeowner is that the pond is swimmable, which means our team removed the snapping turtles from the pond. that's how our team goes above and beyond for our clients.
You're able to see the step-by-step process by which we mythological place and ensure all components are installed right.
This video shows just how well the intake bay does it's job to collect all the debris. Stay toned for part 2 you never know what extra content your going to find.
If you need a intake bay or want a amazing water feature call our team today. these videos will give you a great understanding of what to expect for your project and help you to dream what's possible for your home or business.
Modern Design Aquascaping wants to warn you that the video your about to watch is scary good fun. Why stop at the traditional Halloween decorations at the front door and walkways of your home or business? We're giving one of our water features a Halloween makeover for a spooky yet awesome transformation all in the spirit of tricks and treats.
We pulled out all the stops this Halloween to decorate one of our display water features with flowers, skeletons, pumpkins and more. This was a fun way to get our family involved in our passion for water feature by enlisting there help to carve pumpkins.
The pumpkins have a mixture of water and lights combined for dramatic effect that adds to the overall awesome and spooky look.
Come Check out the display at Mayo Garden Center in Knoxville, TN
Gather your courage and come see this creepy water creation as it displays all the spooky, wonderful, and fun elements of Halloween. Happy Halloween Everyone!
Modern Design Aquascaping for Part 2 of the pondless waterfall. Today we’re going to walk through the construction of this waterfall. If you missed part 1 go back and watch! The video go through finishing the basin, construction of the retaining wall, placement and leveling of the stones and more.
We begin with the retaining wall and as you can see we used large boulders to form the structure of the retaining wall. These boulders were meticulously placed to give the best astatic effect for this water feature.
Now that the retaining wall is in we brought in the soil and to begin shaping so the rocks can be placed. The soil is placed in a way that creates and elevation change right in front of the retaining wall. Once the soil has been added a liner is placed. Bring on the rocks! Now that the liner is fitted the rocks can be added it’s an art form that we’re the best at! Notice the natural piece of driftwood that was added to this feature and the expert vision to place it in the feature to ensure it appears as if it grew there naturally.
We added a “Foam Seam” which helps the water flow over the rocks instead of behind them. Once the foam seam had been added the waterfall slipway is installed and detailing work begins. This entails finishing edges and filling all the nooks and crannies to give the feature a finished and natural look.
We can talk about our amazing work all day long, but don’t just take our word for it listen to the homeowner talk about the experience start to finish. Listen to the enhancement that this water feature provided to this family.
Call Modern Design Aquascaping today and let us create your pond or water feature for you and your family to enjoy for years to come!
Modern Design Aquascaping’s goal is to educate and inspire the world about ponds and waterfalls! We’re revisiting Maryville, Tennessee to one of the unique ponds we’ve built it’s a hybrid pond. This pond is a mix of a traditional Koi, Ecosystem, and Recreational pond.. like we said it’s a hybrid.
How did we set up this hybrid?
John Adams is a professional pond artist and builder.