Last week’s pond start up tips and checklist generated a few additional questions from readers and more than anything else, people asked about the use of pond salt in a water garden pond.
To clear up some misconceptions about the use of salt in ponds I’ll cover the topic in this week’s pond tip video.
The use of salt is not an absolute necessity in a pond, but it sure can come in handy when certain issues are at hand.
Play the video to learn more…
[youtube width=”425″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jbq13w14YM&feature=youtube_gdata[/youtube]
As mentioned in the video, it’s best to test the salt level in your pond before adding any to the water.
It seems like it’s getting harder to find test strips and kits that actually have salt testing included in the mix. The very best tool that I’ve found for testing is actually a digital meter from Koi Medic. This particular tester offers refined readings that go down to the required 10th’s of a percent and an accuracy range of 0.03%, which is very good. Many salt meters are not this exact and are therefore not as useful in my opinion.
The best place to find the Koi Medic? Try ebay first as prices are usually better there.