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There is no wrong time to start designing your backyard water garden, but it’s always a good idea to start the process in the winter months between November and March. This way, you will have plenty of time to prepare and design your dream water garden.

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If you recently installed a koi pond and have concerns about protecting your fish during the winter months, there are a few things you should know. Koi are resilient fish and can survive harsh winter conditions. However, they can only survive a freezing Illinois winter outdoors if you properly protect and maintain their home.

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We know what makes for a beautiful backyard, but with summer in full swing, and more and more Americans spending time there, we wanted to know: What makes for the perfect backyard? We surveyed 600 people to find out.

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Reflections Water Gardens was honored to be featured in the March / April edition of Quintessential Barrington Magazine. A link to the full version of the article can be found at the Quintessential Barrington Magazing online edition.

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Too much exposure to pool chemicals can potentially increase the average swimmer’s risk of developing a range of ailments from cancer to asthma and other respiratory issues. 

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It’s that time of the year! If you are a koi pond owner, then you know how exciting spring is. After a long winter, koi are ready to come out and play, flowers are beginning to bloom, and you can finally enjoy your pond again.

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At Reflections, we know how big an investment in a natural pool or koi pond can be, and our goal is to help homeowners understand how to protect and care for that investment. That’s why we’ve created this step-by-step guide to follow when winterizing your pool or pond.

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Lagoon style luxury pools are the ultimate way to bring an oasis into your backyard. Having a pool on your property to rival some of the most stunning luxury pools in the world is no longer an impossible dream. In the past, many might have dismissed ponds with a sand bottom as being too difficult … Continue reading “The Great Sandy Lagoon Debate: A New Twist on Water Features or Too Tough to Manage?”

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You may have a lovely pond on your property, and while it’s beautiful to look at, you feel that you could spend more time there if there were a beach surrounding it. A beach makes water activities such as swimming, fishing, and just sunning yourself much more convenient.

Many beaches around the world aren’t only a result of natural forces and weather breaking rocks into sand, but some are man-made to some degree. So, why not create a perfect beach at your pond so that you’ll have access to a great beach experience whenever you want.

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On hot and sticky August days, nothing feels better than a dive into a cool pool. If you’ve ever been swimming in one of the more than 10 million residential and commercial pools in America, you’re well acquainted with the refreshing chill of the water…and the sting and smell of chlorine that comes with it.

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