February 2009
Pond of the Month
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A Backyard Paradise!

The main pond

Our February Pond of the Month has been a fixture on our Pond-O-Rama public tours since 2003. Rick and Pam Jokerst's beautiful water feature would be an ideal vacation spot! Can't you just imagine it? Children splash in the pool or explore the paths as adults visit in one of the many sitting areas on the wraparound deck, snack in the outdoor kitchen or soak in the spa tub. Flowers are everywhere, the soothing sound of water eases your mind, and the fish swim lazily by.

- Owners: Rick and Pam Jokerst
- Location: Town and Country, Missouri
- Designed by: The homeowners
- Constructed by West Winds Earthscaping, LLC
- Size: Main pond, 60' x 15'. Water feature contains 40,000 gallons
- Special features: Numerous waterfalls and reflection ponds, four streams, 200 tons of rock

This beautiful backyard oasis features more than 40,000 gallons of water, accented by many waterfalls, streams and reflection ponds. The main pond has a wrap-around deck and viewing bridge.

Water tumbling into the grotto greets visitors

The lower hillside grotto pond is nestled beside a comfortable patio.

A natural rock waterfall fills the pool.

The site includes a lagoon-shaped swimming pool with a natural rock waterfall, spa tub, fire pit table, outdoor kitchen and all-season pool house from which you can view it all.

Peek into the pool house

The entire installation is tastefully appointed with a wide variety of perennial, annual and tropical plantings along with cozy seating areas for relaxing...

Flowers are everywhere

and a 'secret' rock staircase for additional backyard access.

The 'secret' staircase

Surely, the koi and goldfish that call this paradise home consider themselves the luckiest fish in town!

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