Fall Pond Prep – Getting Clean

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Whether you’re the type of pond owner who likes to keep a pond open all year round, or shut it down in cold weather this week’s pond tip will have some useful advice for you.

After a summer of enjoyment (and sometimes labor of course) that last thing that you might think would be needed is a good pond cleaning, but seriously, it’s a good thing to do regardless of your plans for the pond.

If you’re shutting it down, it’s really helpful to clean it up as best you can, just for the fact that it will be much easier to get going in the spring. And if you plan on overwintering fish, well the cleaner the pond the better. Keeping organic debris, and rotting vegetation out of the pond, or getting it out if it’s in there is a fundamental step in keeping everything in great shape.

In the video this week I’ll cover some steps you can take and some tools you can use to make the job as easy as possible.

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For reference I’ve listed our Pond Bacteria here and includes the 2500 system for small ponds and the Biosphere Pro for larger ponds. All of these are all season formulas and will work down to 34 degrees F.

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