Doug Hoover

Doug Hoover

Douglas C. Hoover; CEO of Aquamedia Corp, Master Waterfall Builder, architect, engineer, freelance writer, author, designer & builder of over 2,000 waterfall and ponds in CA (30 years). Author of "Waterfall and Pond Construction Manual" and developer of the "Water Feature Digital Design Library 4.0" Free downloads, no sign in- http://www.watergardenauthority.com/Ultimate_Training_Course.php

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Be Concerned, Be Very Concerned

Water serves three major purposes in our bodies. 1. It controls body temperature. 2. It is the solvent for the foods we eat, carrying the nutrients to every cell of our body. 3. Water replaces bodily fluids such as blood plasma, lymph, digestive juices, bile etc. and washes and bathes every cell, flushing and carrying away waste materials and toxic poisons. If water is so vital to our health and existence, shouldn't we drink the healthiest water possible?

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Provident Living - Escape the Global Warming Madness

How will you cook if you no longer have electricity? Do you have a camp stove and an adequate supply of fuel? Using a solar oven eliminates the need to store fuel and will serve you well whether in an emergency situation or not.

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One Amazing Solution - The Sun

There is a solar powered cooking device, the sun oven, that can shed light and hope on a perishing population, in spite of economic and societal inequities.

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Survival or Starvation (SOS) - Get Ready Now

It will not be long before food and water will be more valuable than gold and silver. Gather information and start preparing. You can even learn to cook without fossil fuels!

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Automatic Pool Water Levelers

If you are looking for a reliable automatic pool water leveler, I will save you some time and money by sharing a few facts about water levelers. Right out of the gate: Stay away from any auto fill device that hooks up to a garden hose! They are constructed mostly of plastic parts that can and will warp or become brittle from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

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Are We Running Out of Water?

Aquifers, which supply one-third of the world's population, are being pumped out faster than nature can replenish them. Most experts agree that, even at the current rate at which new water supplies are developed, there would still remain serious water shortages by the year 2025. Here is how to find enough clean water to drink in the future.

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Choosing the Right Pond or Pool Water Leveler

When choosing an automatic pond or pool water leveler, you should first realize that there are over 130 water leveling devices on the market today to pick from. There are 5 very important features to look for. First, most of the mechanical water levelers will eventually stick or jam in the open position, allowing for a continuous flow of water resulting in an overflow.

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Water Leveler Devices - Water Level Controllers

Whether you sell pond or pool equipment or are in the market for a water leveler for maintaining the water level in your pool, pond, fountain, hot tub or water garden, here are some important facts that could eventually save you both time and money. There are well over 130 mechanical water levelers on the market today and most all of them have propensity to rust, corrode, break, stick, jam, or simply malfunction.

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Why Build a Koi Pond with Concrete?

Many pond builders have started out in the water garden industry by building ponds the easy way, using a rubber liner, biofalls, and a sump pump. Unfortunately, the manufacturers of pond liners only warranty this material against factory defects. So I recommend liner ponds for situations where the pond is needed just for a short period of time.

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Predator Proof Your Pond

I will teach you how to build a new pond or remodel your existing pond and make it completely safe from predators - except for bears. If you have bears in your yard, you have more to worry about than losing some fish.

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Water Garden Deceptions

If you bought a product from a salesman based on the information and "facts" he shared with you about that product, and that salesman did not share with you the dangers or the negative aspects of that product, did he lie to you in the process of holding back the truth? Here are some real-life examples of what has been taking place in the water garden industry.

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Here Is How to Design the Perfect Water Garden

A water garden can be the most enjoyable investment you could ever make, or the biggest soggy nightmare. A recent phone call from an angry water garden owner prompted this article. What she was describing to me was just the opposite of what would be considered the ideal water garden experience.

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Design Water Gardens - $350 Per Hour

Producing a digital design before you build a water garden is a sure-fire way of showing prospective clients how their water feature will look before they have invested any money and before you bid on the job. You can create many designs each year and make a handsome profit even if you don't build the water garden!

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Liner Ponds and Lawsuits

This article is directed to those people who are considering building a liner pond and to those who already have one. Yours may be poorly constructed and destined to crack and leak. This will not happen if you use reinforced concrete.

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