Pond Country is the premier water feature design and installation company in central North Carolina. Our naturally balanced, low-maintenance ecosystem ponds work with nature, not against it.


We pride ourselves in creating water features that appear to have always existed in their surrounding landscape. In business since 1999, our water features are enjoyed in hundreds of homes across North Carolina.

In 2014, we opened our first retail store and outdoor showroom gallery. The store is able to offer a unique experience of letting you vision what one of our water features looks like so that you can see exactly how relaxing and enjoyable one would be in your yard.  The retail portion sells a variety of products including water treatments, parts, and the region's largest selection of aquatic plants and high-quality bred koi & goldfish. In 2017, we expanded our water feature construction & service area into the Knoxville, TN and Charlotte markets.

2018 brings even bigger growth with our company name change to Pond Country, a brand-new renovated modern retail shopping experience at our original Greensboro, NC location, and expansions into the Charlotte, NC region with a new store now open in the Mooresville/Lake Norman area.

Experience the Pond Country lifestyle with one of our custom water features designed specifically for you.


Whether you choose an ecosystem pond, decorative fountainscape, or no-maintenance Infinity Waterfall – you’ll be thrilled with the sight and sound that water brings to your landscape.


Why spend thousands on a vacation for a short time when you can own the relaxing enjoyment of a water feature for a lifetime!

A few of the awards and industry certifications we have earned:

Master Certified Aquascape Contractor; few contractors qualify for this top ranking
• 2015 - 2018 Aquascape Top Frog Award - ranked Top 3 in the nation!

• 2014 Aquascape Top Frog Award Ranked #15 in the nation
• 2014 & 2015 Smith Turf & Irrigation President’s Club member
• 2014 - 2016 STI Water Garden Contractor of the Year

• 2015 Best Garden & 2016 Best Innovative Award at Triad Home & Garden Show
• Ranked in top 100 nationally by Aquascape for over 10 years
• Staff is thoroughly trained at Aquascape “pond college”, an annual week-long training event to learn the latest in water features, new products and installation techniques.

What sets us apart from the competition?

Our friendly, extensively-trained knowledgeable staff

Meet our Pond Avengers!

Joe Phagan

Owner - CEO

Joe grew up in Kernersville, NC where an honest day’s work was expected. Loving nature and wanting to start a business, Joe started Living Waterscapes at the age of 23. Within 5 years his extensive training and artistic ability to create incredible natural water features propelled him to the ranks of top 50 water garden contractors in the nation as ranked by Aquascape Designs Inc. His belief in excellent customer service and superior employee training has led the company through an expansion of Pond Country into the retail market with a new showroom and store.

Troy Nugent

Co-Owner / Sales Manager

Troy has been with Living Waterscapes/Pond Country for 13 years and serves as co-owner and sales manager. His love of water and its mesmerising effects helped shape his future career into water features. Troy loves being able to share his passion with customers by helping to build some amazing ponds and waterfalls. One of Troy’s favorite quotes is “a vision without resources and action, is nothing but a hallucination” something he applies to not only his projects, but in his spare time mentoring youth in the community.

Andrew Jones

Operations Manager

Andrew, a native of the Triad and 5 year staff member of Pond Country, is a graduate of N.C. State University with a degree in landscape architecture. His knowledge and expertise of natural outdoor design assists him in leading our team of pond artists.  In addition, to his project management, he creates 3D models for custom ponds & landscaping. Andrew enjoys sports, camping, plus rooting for his alumni N.C. State Wolfpack.

Tim Phagan

Knoxville/Tennessee Owner

Tim grew up working in the family lawn care business.  After college and a number of years as a corporate manager, he decided to start doing something he actually enjoyed:  working outdoors creating relaxing waterscapes.  He is bringing his skills in providing stellar customer experience, and knowledge and skills in water features to the East Tennessee area.  He opened Pond Country in TN in the spring of 2017.

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