I normally prefer the ‘old school” way of doing a lot of things. It’s usually based on common sense and reasoning. The old style of business management appeals to me — you know — before everything became a committee decision and before the word “brainstorming” first appeared. I don’t, however, care for the “old school” way of constructing ponds. The “old school” preaches that filtering pond water is unnecessary — that nature takes care of all that. The pump of choice is a submersible pump and a healthy pond is completely lined with rock. Yeah — and the check’s in the mail.