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How to Troubleshoot Pump Problems

If your pump isn't working as well as usual (or not working at all), you may notice your fountain or waterfall looks a little weak, and your pond may slowly...

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Winter Pond Maintenance Checklist

January and February are peak winter, often when the weather is at its coldest. It’s not the most exciting month for water gardening; the main objective is to ensure no...

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Caring for Your Pond Fish During an Emergency

Do you have an emergency plan for your pond fish? When you're making plans with your family about what to do during natural disasters like hurricanes, blizzards, or fires, you...

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How Much Snow is Too Much Snow on a Pond?

When you're checking on your pond during the winter, it's important to make sure there's not too much snow stacking on top of the pond. How much snow is too...

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How to Drain Your Pond for Winter

Whether or not you need to drain your pond depends on a few different factors. The depth of your pond will be the difference between your pond freezing all the...

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What Pond Equipment Should be Removed for Winter?

Water gardening tends to slow down in the late fall and winter. Once the water temperature drops to 40°F, it's time to bring your pond equipment inside.

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The Importance of Fall Pond Aeration

Fall is an important transitional season for pond owners. While you may not immediately consider aeration a vital part of your fall maintenance, it can help keep your pond clear...

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Is a Total Water Change Necessary?

When your pond has major water quality issues that don't seem to be resolved by troubleshooting or water treatments, a total water change can provide a fresh start. Total water...

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Why are my fish constantly at the surface?

Fish enjoy routine and will learn your feeding schedule and start to come to the surface when they see you. Waiting at the surface for food is different than gulping...

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