Pond Maintenance

Pond in between trees

Question: I want to put my pond between my two huge beautiful pine trees. Is that unwise? And if so, is there any way to do this more wisely? Answer: The pine trees will help to provide shade but they will also leave you with pine needles in your pond. The pine needles can be…

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How long until algae treatment works?

Question: how long will the water stay this ugly blue color from the algae treatment Answer: Depending =”https://www.pondmarket.com/catalog/index.cfm/category/76/algae-control.cfm”>Algaecide you used and the condition of your pond will determine how long the treatment might take. Any kind of blue tint used to help prevent algae is known as Pond Dye or Tint. Pond Tint is used…

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Pond vacuums

Question: This inquiry relates to pond vacuums. I am interested in purchasing a high end pond vacuum like that Pondovac 3. I like the feature of two chambers that alternate filling and emptying. However, I note that in the description of this machine, there is a caveat mentioned that the deeper you attempt to vacuum…

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Pond recommendations

Question: good morning, I have recently acquired a pre- formed pond, which contains 300 gallons. I would like it to contain some goldfish, and aquatic plants. Is a pump alone enough or do I need a filter as well? Could you recommend what is best to keep a clean, healthy environment. Thanks for your time.…

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Liner leak

Question: I built a fish pond last year. The book I bought said to cut a hole in the liner under the waterfall liner, and let the waterfall liner hang over it. The waterfall liner kept floating to the top, so I cut it back, now I have a slow leak where the pump pipe…

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Pump & filter

Question: we have just moved and have inherited a small pond (1m diameter, 50 cms deep. It is filthy and the filter broken – there are no fish and it needs a complete overhaul. I know I have to get rid of the plants (the roots have gone trough the liner) and replace the liner,…

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Phosphate problem

Question: Two problems: 1. How do we keep the rocks looking like rocks, without the build up of algae, etc built up on them? These river rocks sit in the bottom of the pond and on the ledge. We do have plants and two fish in the pond. The pond is a kidney shape –…

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Fixing a leak in the winter

Question: i think our pond is leaking–level is down from 24 inches to about 6 inches–in winter how do we deal with this Answer: Fixing a leak in the winter time can be a pain. If you have pond fish you are either going to want to patch up where ever the leak is now…

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Muddy pond water

Question: pondwater is very muddy from pans of soil and sand I put in to overwinter frogs. Will floculant and multiple filter cleanings do the job of clearing it ? Answer: A Flocculant will definitely help pull suspended particles together making them more easily caught by your filter. Cleaning your filter frequently will help clear…

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Winter covers

Question: Winter! Is it desirable to cover a garden pond with Plexiglas or at least shelter it with allowing light into it? Don Answer: The type of winter cover to use for a garden pond depends in large part =”https://www.pondmarket.com/store/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=11″ target=”_blank”>Netting with small holes is available for this purpose at our =”color: rgb(0, 0, 153);”>If…

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