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    Thomas Gannon

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    Hi,
    I'm just giving a quick introduction. My name is Tommy and I currently work in a store where a large section of the store is dedicated to ponds (no it isn't some crappy chain store). I started out knowing nothing about ponds, but after working there for a couple years I pretty much became the head of the section. I learned a lot from taking classes, so while Im "book smart" on the topic I don't know much from experience. I'm hoping I can learn more from the community.
     
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    Welcome Thomas.
     
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    Welcome and learning book and learning real life are much different and happy you are willing to learn more about home ponders because that will help you in the store .There is a big difference between built for you and building your own .I am amazed at what I have learned on here that has helped me .So good luck and hope we can make it easy on you ,we are all so different on here ,from filters to how the pond is built to what kind of fish we have and all other critters involved in ponding .My nightmare is frogs and turtles .Wondering where your store is also some may want to visit
     
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    Its a family store so unless you live in the chicagoland area you wouldn't know about it.
     
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    I live in Chicago - where's the store? If there's a pond store I've missed I'd love to visit!
     
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    The store is called wannemakers . Like I said its more of a pond section. It has pumps, every chemical you would need for ponds, barley, pond netting, pond liners, pressure filters, fish, auto dosing systems, lights, and a lot more.
     
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    I grew up in Chicagoland I don't remember the stores name
     
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    Its located in the western suburbs, its been open for the past 40 years.
     
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    Welcome Tommy, glad to have you on the forum :)
     
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    @Tula
    Thank you very much.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Ah! Right - Downers Grove. Welcome!
     
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    Have you been there? Also thank you
     
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    I haven't, but I've definitely heard of it. Is the store open year round?
     
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    @Lisak1
    Yes it is but currently our stock on pond stuff is slim due to the fact that it is winter. Any liquids like algaecide or sludgeaway are inside in the seasonal department (the greenhouse isn't heated and it would freeze and burst if left out there) stuff like pumps and pressure filters are still outside. We also got in some automatic dosing systems but they haven't been selling well.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Great to have you here :)
     
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    Thank you very much :)
     
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    Welcome to the group! Nice to have you here :)
     
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    Welcome Thomas.:)

    I'm curious, when you have a new pond customer come into the store, what instructions do you give them as to how to best start up a new pond?


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