Quick snaps of temperatures can lead to an unexpected pond freeze. Here are a few steps to keep you prepared and know what to do if this happens to your pond or water feature. Read more What to do in a Pond Freeze
Since many ponds across the US and Canada are susceptible to freezing during the winter months, pond owners are encouraged to practice proper backyard pond maintenance in order to protect them from damage caused by the freezing temperatures. Even the frost brought on by winter can be enough to cause freezing damage to pond equipment and other pond decorations. Read more Keep Your Pond Running Throughout the Winter — To a Point
Allowing pond water features to freeze solid during the winter is a danger to every aspect of a pond. How so? A dam – surface layer (the water will freeze horizontally rather than vertically) of ice blocks water flow, allowing the surface of the pond to become still and eventually freeze over. If not cared for, this can cause fish to die from a lack of oxygen or from the dropping temperatures. It also poses a danger to other pond accessories, like pumps and filters. Fortunately, there are some great options for winter-proofing pond water features. Read more Protect Your Pond’s Water Features from Freezing Weather
Winter means colder temperatures in many areas of the country. No matter where you are, you will likely need to prepare for the change in seasons for your pond. One of the major questions you may ask is: Which pond accessories should a pond owner remove in the winter? The answer will depend on your location and the expected temperature levels. Below are some of the most common pond items you will find and whether you will need to remove them.