Services We Provide

We are the Michigan leader in new pond design, pond clean-outs and dredging services.

New Pond Design & Installation

Let us dig you a new pond. Our team can you help design the pond of your dreams.

Pond Cleanout Services

Maintaining your pond is important not only for water quality but, for all the biologics.

Dredging Services

We specialize in dredging of waterways needed for navigation including canals and lakefront areas.


We can assist you with all your permitting needs.

Ponds Built
Pond Cleanouts
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Who we are

Scott Schlicht has been specializing in pond design and construction since 2006 throughout the whole state of MI. Schlicht Ponds devotes all their knowledge and energy into pond construction only. We don’t do septic fields, dig basements, concrete work, we dig ponds and only ponds. That is one thing that separates us from the other guys. We have the equipment and knowledge to get your pond project done efficiently and in a timely manor.


A great solution to depleting algae levels is having a fountain and or an aerator running for your pond. This helps to agitate the water and keeps it from becoming stagnant. 

Servicing your pond every 15-20 years, will reduce the buildup of leaves, muck, algae, emergents vegetation and fragmities (weeds). When our team arrives to service, we will pump down the pond to a couple feet of water (as much as possible) then, we begin excavating the settlement and scrape all unwanted debris and plants out.

Yes, adding fish to your pond will assist by eating algae and any bacteria growing in your pond. Fish also feed on various insects, keeping them away from your pond and helping to maintain the balance of your pond is an added bonus.

Having a pond fountain provides visual appeal and tranquility to your pond. Many customers install a pond fountain to help keep their pond clean and healthy by helping aerate the pond. This keeps algae down, keeps water circulating, helps aquatic life all together.

All depends on your township ordinance, as some townships do not have a town ordinance. Contact your local township office for questions. 

It is not ideal to turn off a pump, just like when a pools water becomes stagnant, this leads to algae build up. It is important for your water to be continuously circulated to avoid mucky water. The appearance of your pond will be compromised.

No, but it helps circulate the water, which keeps the water clear.

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Meet Our Team


Scott Schlicht


Joslynn Schlicht

Office Manager/ Scheduling

Ralynn Lucio


Cassie Ash


Andy McMillian


David Lash

Operator/Truck Driver

Josh Stevens

Marketing Director

Kari Kovach

See What Our Customers Are Saying

Schlicht Ponds
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ralynn lucioralynn lucio
16:41 15 Aug 23
Great Company!
Sandra BujakSandra Bujak
19:47 10 Aug 23
Schlicht Ponds provided my family with exactly what we wanted and even happily accommodated a last minute change to the size of our pond. They were affordable, friendly, and fast.
Mary McCormickMary McCormick
12:33 01 Aug 23
Aubrey GrantAubrey Grant
23:04 28 Jul 23
Dave and his team were amazing! His staff was helpful and gave guidance when needed through the permit process that we handled ourselves, but they do provide the permit service and wish I had them manage it. They really know what they are doing. Dave was great to work with. He was very knowledgeable and professional and provided quality work! Highly recommend!
David HoustonDavid Houston
21:48 19 Jul 23
Donna CottenDonna Cotten
02:53 11 Jun 23
We had schlicht ponds dig us a pond. They were great right from the start of the project. Dave came right out and looked at our spot. Went over the options with us and shortly after they arrived to dig it out. We love it, the dog loves it. We have alot of landscaping to do but it's exciting. We can already imagine the end project.Thank you schlict ponds .
Marco PierobonMarco Pierobon
16:38 04 Nov 22
I met with Dave "the Pond Guy". He was prompt, very friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. He showed the love he has for his job and I am very excited to see the completion of my pond!

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13126 Sheridan Rd. Montrose, MI. 48457

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