How to Create a Pond Maintenance Log
It is time to be thinking about reopening your pond to enjoy the warmer seasons. This time of year is great for being outdoors. We want to help make sure that enjoyment lasts throughout the year, and a maintenance log can help you make sure your pond water is balanced and healthy to stop problems before they even start. We’ve created a pond maintenance log you can download to get started.
Pond maintenance logs are a great way to stay organized and ensure you don't fall behind on routine maintenance. The pond boss® pond maintenance log is downloadable, so you can fill in the dates and keep it in your planner or hang it up in your shed, check off each monthly task, and visually see any gaps.
Maintenance items to add to your routine:
Water Tests: Testing your pond water is recommended at least monthly during the cooler months and biweekly during the summer.
Filter Pads: To keep your filter pads working correctly, clean biweekly and replace seasonally to avoid reducing water flow.
UV bulbs: Replace seasonally, and while you are changing the bulb, just wipe off the outside of the glass tube to increase exposure.
Check tubing: Checking tubing, especially before reopening your pond, is important to give yourself time to do any repairs or order replacements.
Pump maintenance: Follow the step-by-step directions in the product manuals or watch a video to determine how to remove a few parts to clean the pump.
Add/change water: In the warm summer months, evaporation can cause the water levels in your pond to drop. Partial water changes can help with water quality issues. Whenever adding water to your pond, treat with chlorine remover first.
pond boss® offers a wide variety of water treatment options to help you maintain a beautiful pond, but each option is unique in the recommended dosage and reapplication process. It's easy to apply a product once and then go weeks or months before remembering to apply again, leading to water quality issues. If you are more of a set it and forget it sort of person, opt for a more advanced filtration system like a Pressurized Pond Filter with UV. The UV technology will work to break down algae at the microscopic level, and the mix of mechanical and biological filtration typically make the need for water treatments less frequent. People with fish in their ponds will often choose a filtration system like this to reduce their water treatment usage.
Always calculate your total pond volume to determine how much of a product to apply using this formula:
diameter (ft.) x diameter (ft.) x depth (ft.) x 5.9 = pond volume for rectangular ponds
diameter (ft.) x diameter (ft.) x depth (ft.) x 7.5 = pond volume for circular ponds
Now that you have all the tools you need, you can kick back, relax, and enjoy your water feature all year long.
Download your Pond Maintenance Log here!