Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Why Aquascape University?

    • Who is Greg Wittstock, The Pond Guy?

  • 2

    History of Aquascape

    • Aquascape Overview (25th Anniversary Video)

    • History of Aquascape

  • 3

    Why Water Features?

    • Why Water Features?

    • The Aquascape Lifestyle

    • Silver and Gold

  • 4

    Why Aquascape?

    • Why Aquascape?

    • The Ecosystem Approach

    • Full-Time Research & Development Crew

    • Franchise System without a Franchise Fee

    • Follow the Plan

    • Profitability

  • 5

    Types of Water Features

    • Types of Water Features

    • Consumer Upgrade Habits

  • 6

    Why Become a Certified Aquascape Contractor?

    • Why Become a Certified Aquascape Contractor?

  • 7

    Introduction to Water Features Quiz

    • Introduction to Water Feature Quiz


Owner and CEO

Greg Wittstock, The Pond Guy

Greg, aka The Pond Guy, has been dabbling in water gardens since the age of 12 and has a love of everything water and turtles. After experimenting with ponds for over eight years, Greg had a “light bulb” moment during a drive home from the boring summer job he took during college in 1990. He decided that he wanted to do something he loved for a living – he wanted to build ponds. Just 30 seconds later, he had a company name, Aquascape. The next year, he began building ponds during his breaks in the school year. From there he created the Aquascape, Inc. business model, which includes a mix of distribution, retail, and installation services. Greg is a sought-after speaker on topics ranging from water gardening to business success and strategy. He authored The Pond Guy on Marketing and has appeared on the cover of Inc. Magazine. You may have also seen him on Nat Geo Wild’s “Pond Stars” series. When Greg is not working, he enjoys scuba diving and exploring remote parts of the world. Greg has a love of life and adventure; his motto is “Carpe Diem.”