Mark stated that the use of liner has become "a standard". He did not
say "the standard". Liner ponds vastly outnumber ponds built with
other materials in todays market. The ongoing debate about what
constitutes a proper "koi pond" continues, and we will continue to
provide you with articles on every element of the discussion. The
purpose of this article was simply to address the misgivings some
pond builders have against seaming liner. It is our mission to speak
to the entire industry, discussing, in depth, both koi and water
garden design principals. We will continue to feature stories on
classical koi pond construction as we have in prior issues as well as
On a personal note, I am a dedicated show koi keeper with a state of
the art koi pond, as well as a water garden turtle pond. If you have
gotten the impression that the magazine is oriented towards water
gardening, "the water garden industry Pond Biz addresses" please
understand that is not our mission. I have had water garden people
tell me that I am too koi centric as well.
The mission of the magazine is to raise all elements of the garden
pond industry to new levels of knowledge and understanding, bringing
together the best elements of koi pond and water garden design
technologies. There are no good or bad guys here. Just different
goals and techniques.
Thank you for your valued feedback. Please don't hesitate to keep in touch.