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Man made lake built in Wimberley, TX




3rd Generation Experience
Founded by John Schwarzlose, a 3rd generation water feature contractor, we've executed over one hundred successful pond, lake, & creek projects in the last 15 years.

Our Sole Focus is Water 
100% of our efforts are focused on achieving excellence in lake design and construction.
In House
Our projects are executed 100% by Freshwater's experienced staff from design through construction with few exceptions​.

Indistinguishable From Mother Nature 
We are proud of this, and that's what sets us apart.  As a winner of the national "Water Artisan of the Year" award for naturalism, our proven ability to create lakes and ponds that look like they have always been there is unmatched.

​Guaranteed Results
 Our process starts with a comprehensive plan for success. It ends with a guaranteed result that will provide a lifetime of natural beauty and outdoor recreation.​

Providing our customers a lifetime of outdoor recreation and natural beauty.

Central texas fishing pond
Installing pond liner in a 3 acre lake

It won't leak, we guarantee it.

Indistinguishable from mother nature.

Recirculating creek upstream from 1 acre pond

Freshwater Ecosystems is dedicated to delivering the highest quality, naturalistic pond and lake designs in the industry. Our team of experts seamlessly integrate water features with their surrounding environments, building a space that is both functional and beautiful. Our passion for excellence results in award winning designs that exceed our clients' expectations.


Freshwater Ecosystems has built lakes, ponds, and water features throughout the Texas Hill Country for the last 15 years.  We are a self performing, design-build company located just west of Austin, TX.  Bonded and insured, we provide services in rural, residential, and commercial settings. 


1005 US 290

Dripping Springs, TX 78620


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