Tag Archives: Winter Pond Care

The 411 on UV Technology for Ponds

 

The 411 on UV Technology for PondsUV Technology can sound like a pretty intimidating filtration option for you pond, but pond boss makes it simple and we will break down why this might be a great filtration solution for your pond. UV technology is compact solution that is proactive with simple maintenance. This really could be the simplest filtration system that you have been looking for. Read more The 411 on UV Technology for Ponds

It’s Time to Prepare Your Pond for a Freeze – Infographics

prepare your pondEvery season brings different perks as well as challenges to a pond owner. In the fall, pond maintenance means getting ready for freezing weather. There are several reasons for this. When temperatures drop, pond water features could be damaged if water freezes solid. The same thing is true of pond pumps and filters. And of course, plants and fish need to be properly cared for if they are to survive the winter. To make sure both your pond inhabitants and its accessories have a long life, you must take time each fall to prepare your pond for the upcoming winter. This infographic explains in just three simple steps how to prepare pond decorations, water features, pumps, and filters for freezing weather.

Keep Your Pond Running Throughout the Winter — To a Point

Keep Your Pond Running

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

Protect Your Pond’s Water Features from Freezing Weather

Protect Pond Water FeaturesAllowing 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

What Do You Do When The Weather Warms Up?

While getting your pond ready for the winter was essential, it is just as important to give your pond the proper attention when the weather starts to warm up. Properly opening your pond during the spring is just as vital to making sure your pond is healthy for the rest of the year. Here are a couple of things to look for as the temperatures start to get higher and your pond becomes more active.

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Pond Items to Remove in the Winter

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.

Pond Pump

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