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PondMarket Spring Start Up Guide for Ponds

Are your pond and fish ready for Spring?
It's been a long Winter and Spring is finally here.
Use the Pond Spring Start-Up tips below to help your get your Pond in shape for many pleasurable days and nights ahead

For a Printable Version of the Spring Pond Check list, Click Here.

1) Remove Pond Netting or Winter Cover.
2) Remove debris from the Pond bottom, using a Skimmer, Manual Pond Vac or Powered Pond Vac
3) Skim Leaf Debris off of the Pond Surface.
4) Test pH and Adjust as necessary.
5) Assure removal of remaining Pond bottom sludge by adding Sludge Digesting Beneficial Bacteria.
6) Clean/Replace Pond Filter Media.
7) Innoculate Pond Filter Material with Beneficial Bacteria.
8) Test Salinity - Add Pond Salt if necessary.
9) Visually Inspect Pond Fish for disease & parasites.
10) Inspect Pond Equipment for worn and/or unsafe Parts.
11)Replace Pond UV Bulbs and Pond Light Bulbs.
12) Add a Barley Product to prevent string algae
13) Prepare Plants by Re-potting if necessary & adding Aquatic Plant Fertilizer.
14) Begin feeding Pond Fish appropiate Pond Fish Food once water Temperature reaches 50 Degrees F.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you.

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