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Fish Care to Maintain Water Quality

There are a few reasons why a pond goes from crystal clear to cloudy, smelly, murky, and even green. Excess waste, debris, and poor oxygenation cause most water quality issues,...

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Most Common Pond Water Quality Issues (and how to fix them)

When you have a beautiful pond in your backyard, you want it to be clear so you can sit by the water and enjoy the peace and calm. Clear water...

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Easy Summer Pond Care

Summer is one of the more challenging seasons for water clarity because of the warm weather and rain. The warm weather months are when you want to spend the most...

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How to Add Shade to Your Pond

The long sunny days of summer can quickly cause your pond to heat up and create perfect conditions for an algae bloom. Learn how to add shade to your pond...

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The Best Landscaping Stones for Your Water Feature

Landscaping is a fun and sometimes intimidating part of designing a pond. Adding the right pond rocks and stones can make a water feature look natural and organic. Choose the best...

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How to Choose a Replacement Fountain Pump

Choosing the correct-sized replacement pump for your fountain is important for making sure the water flows properly. Unless it was a DIY fountain project, the pump probably came with your fountain...

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UV Filtration is Low Maintenance Filtration

Do you dread the battle against algae each spring and summer? UV is a low-maintenance filtration option that is highly effective at preventing and removing green algae from ponds. It's...

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How to Prevent Algae Blooms

Algae prevention is a big focus for pond maintenance during the summertime. Learn how to prevent algae blooms in your pond during the summer with these maintenance tips.

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What to Do About Snakes Around Your Pond

Ponds are a natural attraction for snakes, as they provide a source of water and food. While they may be scary to some, snakes are an important part of the...

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