Fall is upon us…

It’s time to think about getting our water gardens and ponds ready for colder weather

      Call SAS to schedule Fall/Winter Pond maintenance

          Or stop in to purchase fall pond supplies like

          *  Aerators

* De-Icer’s

* Fall beneficial bacteria

*Leaf nets

*Cool weather fish food

For Flow-Thru Pond Owners, 

consider getting needed sediment extraction, invasive plant removal, intake, outflow pipes & dams cleaned, repaired or installed.

we work with clay, bentonite, concrete, epoxy & natural stone to improve the function & esthetic quality of your water feature

call 610-388-3090


SAS is a family owned and operated business. 

Butch Stephens began designing, installing and servicing fresh water ponds and features in 1976. SAS is a full service aquatic garden center, located in scenic Chester County Pennsylvania. Our store, fish room and nursery are all under 14,000+ sft of greenhouses. Sales and service are available 52 weeks a year. Everything is grown utilizing organic and pesticide free methods. Our current plant list includes more than 1,700 aquatic plant varieties. All plants are sold finished, and ready to install directly in your pond. A large percentage of our stock are winter hardy, native plants in zones 5-7. We also stock thousands of American raised fresh water ornamental fish including Koi, Shubunkins, Comets, Fantails, Catfish, frog tadpoles, crayfish, trap-door snails. We also stock natural ponds with native game fish and amphibians. picture above is Butch, Pam & Sammie the sulcata (now departed)

SAS is a certified dealer/installer for
 Neptune Panel Systems 
Also available in Delaware and Maryland
Check out these very cool, realistic rock boulder features we can install for you. All custom shaped & colored to blend with existing features.
Great for areas were natural rock is either too heavy or site conditions don't allow huge rock installations.

Pond, Water Garden and Fountain Specialist

Services & products provided by our 

Experienced Staff

  • consultation, lectures, instructional education
  • wetland delineation, evaluation, restoration, mitigation
  • design/build re-circulating ponds, water gardens, fountains
  • interior/exterior commercial fountains, irrigation, storm water management, fire protection ponds,
  • flow-thru pond care
  • pump  & large equipment "dredging"
  • pond maintenance & repair 
  • dry & wet set old world stone, retaining walls, waterfalls, patios & walkways
  • spring house restoration, installation and repair
  • epoxy, fish-friendly paint and sealants
  • impervious liner installation and repair, liners with up to 40 year warranties
  • aquatic & wetland plant propagation, design, installation & controls, hundreds of ornamental & indigenous species
  • american raised koi, comets, shubunkins, fantails, minnows, bass, sunfish, catfish, trout, eels, crayfish, snails, tadpoles and many other ornamental and tropical varieties
  • ecological pond care products, medications & algae controls sold in 16oz-55 gal, 2oz-40 lb containers
  • water pumps, aerators, mechanical filters, biological & bead filters, u.v. sterilizers, ozone generators
  • submersible lighting, low voltage & fiber optic lighting with multiple colors and remote controls
  • bentonite clay (granulated & liner), concrete, non-toxic pond liners, preformed ponds & patio tub gardens
  • wholesale, retail, commercial contractors welcome
  • metal, lead, stainless steel fountain design, fabrication, renovation and repair

 257 Kennett Pike   Chadds Ford, Pa  19317    


On Scenic Route 52


3/4 mile north of Longwood Gardens entrance

6 miles south of Route 202

1 mile north of the Mendenhall Inn

6 miles north of Winterthur Museum & Gardens

9 miles north of downtown Wilmington Delaware

       phone: 610-388-3090 

Let the Stephens staff help you have a SPLASHY DAY!!!




Salt Water & Reef systems

available for 

homes, restaurants, stores, offices

  1. Call us today for a free onsite consultation
  2. If you sign a one year contract for service, you will receive a one year supply of pellet or fake fish food.
  3. Referrals that produce a one year signed contract will receive a $30.00 SAS plant gift certificate
  4. Competitive pricing, plants, fish & decor available for delivery and installation.
  5. Servicing a 100 mile radius of our store

New Pond design and construction in Malvern, Pa. Spring house was constructed with stone found during excavation, orriginal to the property 

Pre-form Pnd system with 2 ponds and a filter-fall. Owner suplied the fountain wich the system was designed around


We are distributors for:

Little Giant Pumps

Rainbow Lifeguard  (Pentair Aquatics)

Ecological Lab (Microblift) makers of beneficial bacterial,

water conditioners, fish medications & plant supplements

Mount Parnell fish foods, 

Maccourt, Lerio, Atlantic, (precast-ponds & filterfalls)

Fiberstar & Stone Manor Lighting


************And Much, Much More!************

Memberships and affiliations

Licensed by Pa & De Fish and Boat Commissions

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Army Corp of Engineers Certified Wetland


Lecturer for Longwood Gardens Cont. Ed. Dept. &

 Philadelphia Flower Show

Published authors in numerous magazines

Mid Atlantic Koi Club, Delaware Valley Water


National Association of Pond Professionals

International Water lily & Water Gardening Society

NYC Roof Top Pond project aired on HGTV



SAS maintains current with the Pennsylvania State Attorney General Office Home Improvement Contractors Registration. The official registration number of Stephens Aquatic Services, Inc. is PA092148.  Contact information: https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/Registrations/Home_Improvement_Contractor_Registration/Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania 1-888-520-6680.

 Award Winning Major Exhibitors:

1999, 2000, 2001 Chester County Flower Show, Inc.

2003, 2004 & 2005 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

    Methods of payments accepted:

Personal Checks, Business checks

(with valid I.D.), Cash, Visa & MasterCard  


for the pond lover in your life!!!