Pond Care

Opening Your Pond
Spring is almost here which means it is time to start thinking about reopening your pond.  After a nice long winter there are plenty of things that you should pay attention to and respond to early for a healthy pond...
Creating a Pond Building Plan
Starting the process of planning to install a pond can seem overwhelming, but with some simple planning this will be a much easier project to take on. We will talk you through electrical needs, digging, necessary equipment, and when to...
Should I Run My Waterfall in Winter?
Winter is a wonderful time of year that provides beautiful snowscapes.  Often times, people are unsure about what to do with their waterfalls in more frigid temperatures.  Here are a few things to consider to help you to determine if...
Pond Fish Health in Winter
Winter time for pond owners can seem like the great unknown in regards to fish care as daily fish feedings come to an end and the surface begins to freeze over.  Here are a few tips to help you make...
Protect Your Pond’s Water Features from Freezing Weather
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...
What to do in a Pond Freeze
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. The best step for a pond...
4 Steps in Maintaining Your Koi Fish Pond During Freezing Weather
pond boss® wants to help pond owners protect their Koi fish and water gardening products during the harsh winter months by providing them with the proper guidance regarding Koi pond maintenance and the right materials. Because Koi fish are cold blooded, they can adapt to...
How to Care for Pond Fish in Winter
If you have a fish in your pond, moving into the winter season can be a concern.  You want to make sure you are taking the best care of your fish through this season.  Luckily taking care of your fish...
Prepping for Closing Your Pond
As cooler temperatures arrive, it is time to begin thinking about how to prepare for closing your pond for winter.  Depending on the region you live in and the temperatures you anticipate can alter the preparations you need to make...
What to Do with Your Pond During a Short Freeze
The weather channel is projecting a short snap of freezing temperatures, but what does that mean for your pond? This is a more complex question than what it seems. Understanding temperature, pond depth, and fish as factors in your situation...
The Best Water Treatments to Use in Fall
During the fall season people spend a lot of time outdoors, it can be hard to remember the need for fall pond maintenance in the midst of all of the seasons’ activities. No need to worry. Fall maintenance does not...
What to Do with Your Pond Plants in Winter
Now that it is fall, it is time to consider how to prepare your pond for winter. Often times fish care takes the primary focus of winterization, but the care of your aquatic plants is also important. Here is our...
Dual Purpose Pond Products
Maintaining a pond can be a challenge to know what products to use particularly if you have a smaller water feature. A pond needs circulation, filtration, aeration, and the of course you want a beautiful feature. The best way to...
How to Protect Your Pond Pump in Fall
Fall is  great time of year to enjoy the outdoors.  Pond maintenance become simpler from summer’s maintenance routine, but leaves falling into your pond can become a real concern.  Your pond pump needs to not be clogged with leaves to obstruct...
The 411 on Ponds in Fall
Fall is undoubtedly a great time to enjoy your pond. With mild temperatures and the beautiful colors with the leaves changing, being outdoors during this season is a high priority for so many. Being out by the pond adds an...
Bring Balance to Your Pond with Beneficial Bacteria
Ponds are a thriving ecosystem that bring beauty and life to an outdoor space.  Most backyard ponds can easily become out of balance in various seasons or weather conditions causing a disruption in the ecosystem’s balance.  Most imbalances are caused...
The 411 on UV Technology for Ponds
UV 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...
Keep Pond Water Clear Before Green Water Strikes
Green water can be a nightmare of a problem for pond owners. Once pond water gets out of hand, it can be a slow and steady process to regain clear water. The key to maintaining clear water is actually green...
The Importance of Pond Filtration
Water and filtration go hand in hand. It is the reason you probably have filtered water in your home or opt for bottled water. There are three main occurrences of naturally purified water: mechanical, biological, and evaporation. The first is...
Illuminate Your Water Feature in the Evening
Your water feature is sure to take center stage when illuminated in the evening. Your water feature during daylight draws in attention and wonder, but in the evening it can transform into what seems like a completely different feature. Lighting...
Keep Water Moving with this Simple Pond Accessory
Having a water feature at your home is a beautiful addition, but the sound of moving water is what takes it to the next level. The sound of moving water has been known as one of the most commonly thought...