Let's Get Practical!
Find and Repair a Leak in your Pond
All ponds lose water to evaporation, but significant water loss can point to the presence of a leak in the system — whether in the pond liner, the plumbing, the equipment, or the waterfall! We'll look at how to diagnose the problem so that you can find the leak. Then we'll address proper procedure for repairing a leak.
Winterizing Your Water Garden or Fish Pond
For all those who own ponds and live in a four season climate, we now have to talk about the practical way to prepare your pond for winter. In this post, we'll be talking about eight key components of winterizing your pond: the pump, skimmer, UV clarifier, filter, water, fish, plants, and netting. If you address these eight key elements of winterization, you're well on your way to a great spring open!
Dealing with Green Water, Mossy Algae and String Algae
The most common pond care question is how to control algae in the water garden or pond. Here we will identify algae in three categories: green water algae, mossy algae and string algae. All three must be addressed in order to keep your pond algae-free.
Recommended Routine Pond Practices
Your pond or garden pond needs some maintenance. Depending on the caliber of your filtration system, it will need more or less. However, all ponds require at least some maintenance, whether by yourself or a pond professional. Here are our recommended once-annual and recurring maintenance practices.
Importance of Year-Round Pond Aeration
We used to think that during the winter, every pond needed an energy-gobbling deicer to keep an open hole for aeration. Now we know that a good aeration system lasts much longer and uses much less energy than a typical deicer.