Hall Of Fame Inductees


The individuals nominated should have made a significant impact or positive influence that assures the future of our industry in the lives of generations to come.


Once nominated, an individual’s biography and photo are updated on the site, and he or she is placed in the polls for voting. At the end of the year the committee takes into consideration the votes and decides which candidates are inducted.


Those with a star (*) next to their name below were either inducted posthumously or have passed away since being inducted.


Nomination Qualifications

  • Person with integrity and passion
  • Minimum 20 years in industry
  • Someone who has developed  or invented  new technology
  • Has made contributions that resulted in change
  • Contributed to mankind’s needs in his field
  • Provided education and encouragement  with self-sacrifice
  • Changed the industry

Eric Triplett

Eric Triplett built his first pond when he was six years old, lining it with garbage bags that failed every leak test.  This fascination with water and fish eventually had him breeding and selling rare African cichlids for a living, which then led him to building ponds.

Eric strives to inspire, inform, and educate consumers and contractors to build healthy, easy to maintain water features, that touch people's lives. Loving the idea of sharing his knowledge and experience with ponds, he began his "Ponds for Schools" program. This program allowed children at dozens of schools in Southern California to experience the fun side of building a pond at their own school, that they could learn from for years to come.

He is the host of the "#ask the pond digger show" and "The Pond Digger" YouTube channel which helps to educate do-it-yourselfers to build a balanced, well filtered, low maintenance pond. He is also the host of "Pond Diggers" a new show set to air in spring of 2015.

Eric has been asked to speak at many trade shows and is regularly published in pond related magazines.