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Learn how to do just about anything you need to for your pond. From what to feed fish at different pond temperatures, to how to calculate liner size, we've got you covered. Remember to follow us on our YouTube channel and other social media sites. You can leave comments for videos on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Top 3 Winter Tips For Your Pond

Ice Dams- if you choose to run your pump during the winter, and it's powering a waterfall, it's important to monitor for ice dams. These are ice accumulations that can occur at the base of your waterfall during freezing conditions. So, as the pump runs, water has the opportunity to roll over this ice and ultimately out of the pond. Draining your pond. Which, can cause fish loss and ultimately pump failure.

Article Posted: 01/31/2019 11:47:03 AM

The Pond Insider - Filtration

Filtration is a key element to mostly every clear and healthy pond. When choosing a filter, it's best to decide based on pond size and fish load. Ponds with heavy fish loads will obviously have more debris, so with those ponds you will want to consider oversizing filtration. Remember, you can never have too much.

Article Posted: 01/22/2019 10:11:02 AM

Train Your Koi To Hand Feed

The sounds of a cascading waterfall and birds singing. Not a cloud in the sky. The sun is shining and you're resting by the pond feeding your koi. What could be better than this? How about actually hand feeding them! Follow the few easy steps below and your koi will be eating from the palm of your hand in no time.

Article Posted: 01/15/2019 10:25:02 AM

The Taste Tester

Joe takes product research VERY seriously...

Article Posted: 01/03/2019 12:09:24 PM

Waterfall Construction Top Tips

In the wide world of waterfalls, there are many approaches to construction. However, creating the most natural looking waterfall possible is always the bottom line. Below you'll find a list of tips that should help make the design and construction go a little smoother. Hopefully, saving you time and frustration.

Article Posted: 11/20/2018 01:33:26 PM

Understanding Diffused Aeration

Aeration is a vital component in the health of your pond, and it's important to understand and recognize the benefits. This email will highlight specific key points and how they function to improve the overall ecosystem of your pond and/or lake.

Article Posted: 11/09/2018 11:30:31 AM

Cleaning & Maintaining Your Pump

Eventually, your submersible pump is going to drop in performance as you'll generally notice when the waterfall flow begins to lessen. For the most part, it's not a direct issue with the pump itself but rather debris blocking the intake.

Article Posted: 11/02/2018 01:09:09 PM

Fall and Winter Pond Care

Fall is the best season for clean-ups and clean-outs. Fish are at their healthiest and can better handle any transition during this time. With cold weather quickly approaching, it's important to know how to prepare for the harsh winter.

Article Posted: 10/31/2018 09:42:32 AM

UV Lights and Bacteria

Will a UV light interfere with bacteria?

Article Posted: 10/13/2017 03:53:58 PM

Cloudy Water and Flocculants

When dosing, add to an area with good circulation.

Article Posted: 10/13/2017 03:46:05 PM

The Subliner Double-Down

This is best thing to put down, and it will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.

Article Posted: 10/04/2017 11:32:24 AM

How To Stack Rocks

If the rock doesn't want to sit on its own already, no matter what you put on there, it's always going to be subject to movement.

Article Posted: 10/04/2017 11:23:01 AM

Fertilizing Pond Plants

Fertilizing your aquatic plants will ultimately maximize the overall health and beauty of each plant.

Article Posted: 09/18/2017 03:32:09 PM

Fall And Winer Algae Blooms

Keep in mind, algae does have benefits, as it is a growing plant.

Article Posted: 09/15/2017 03:17:34 PM

Pond Foam 101

If you're seeing a bubbling or foaming on the surface of the pond, more often at the base of your waterfall - this generally means there is an excess of proteins or dissolved organics in the water.

Article Posted: 09/15/2017 02:47:51 PM

Pond Netting 101

If debris is left to build, the netting can easily become weighted down, ultimately collapsing into the pond.

Article Posted: 09/15/2017 02:05:37 PM

Understanding Check Valves

A check valve, or one-way valve is a valve that allows water to flow in only one direction, preventing flow from reversing.

Article Posted: 09/15/2017 01:30:12 PM

Calculating Gallons

To start, you'll need 3 measurements. Length, width and average depth. These measurements must be made in feet.

Article Posted: 09/15/2017 12:26:44 PM

Pond Care Vacation Tips

Koi and goldfish are just fine without food if you;;ll be gone for a few days. But, if you'll be gone for an extended period, 1-2 weeks, you should have someone take care of it.

Article Posted: 09/12/2017 03:53:34 PM

Fall Fish Feeding

These foods are high carbohydrate percentage foods, lesser amounts of protein and are more easily digested in the colder weather.

Article Posted: 09/06/2017 06:16:24 PM

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Top 3 Winter Tips For Your Pond

01/31/2019 11:47:03 AM: Ice Dams- if you choose to run your pump during the winter, and it's powering a waterfall, it's important to monitor for ice dams. These are ice accumulations that can occur at the base of your waterfall during freezing conditions. So, as the pump runs, water has the opportunity to roll over this ice and ultimately out of the pond. Draining your pond. Which, can cause fish loss and ultimately pump failure.

The Pond Insider - Filtration

01/22/2019 10:11:02 AM: Filtration is a key element to mostly every clear and healthy pond. When choosing a filter, it's best to decide based on pond size and fish load. Ponds with heavy fish loads will obviously have more debris, so with those ponds you will want to consider oversizing filtration. Remember, you can never have too much.

Train Your Koi To Hand Feed

01/15/2019 10:25:02 AM: The sounds of a cascading waterfall and birds singing. Not a cloud in the sky. The sun is shining and you're resting by the pond feeding your koi. What could be better than this? How about actually hand feeding them! Follow the few easy steps below and your koi will be eating from the palm of your hand in no time.

Laguna Pond Netting

01/10/2019 11:02:34 AM: Laguna Protective Pond Netting protects valuable koi and goldfish from predators, plus it keeps leaves and other debris out of the pond - protecting submerged circulating pumps from becoming clogged and reducing overall pond maintenance. The black netting material blends naturally in the water garden and comes complete with ground stakes to secure it in place.

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