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How to Winterize Your Pond

  • 06
  • 10
  • 2016

In order to be left with something functional and clean the following spring,  taking some important steps to winterize your pond becomes necessary. Make sure your Sugar Grove area pond is receiving all the love and care it needs.

Closing down in a proper manner is one of the best things you can do for the long-term health of your pond the following season. There are some simple steps you can take to winterize your pond.

Winterize Your Pond To Help It Last Longer:

Keeping it Clean

Placing a pond net over the open water can make it easy to simply roll up and remove the leaves at the end of the season. If you don’t have a pond net, a long-handled net can help you clean the fallen leaves and debris.

Cold Water Bacteria

Adding a solution such as Aquascape cold water bacteria can help maintain water quality and clarity through the cold of the winter months. It can also help to digest debris that would otherwise accumulate over the winter months.

Shutting it Down

Here are some of the steps involved in shutting your pond down for the winter months. There are a lot of components to a working pond, and making sure they stay protected from the extreme winter temperatures can be a process.

  • Remove the pump and store it in a warm place.
  • Drain water from the plumbing.
  • Clean the filter.
  • Oxygenating your pond keeps the gasses flowing out, and allows the needed oxygen in. This hole also helps fish to survive the winter months. 

If you should decide to keep your pond running, keep an eye out for ice dams that allow water to escape over the sides of your pond.

Make sure that you heed these steps to winterize your pond. They are important for the enjoyment of your investment the following spring. Should you need further assistance in winterizing your pond, or have any further questions, contact a professional landscaper today!