Restoring Your Pond
As the last few weeks of winter roll around, preparing your pond for the spring months ahead is a good idea. The winter months can bring some freezing temperatures, which may have affected your diffuser or the pond aerator. One of the first things you can do is inspect the aeration system. Optimizing its performance will help to clean your pond for spring. You will have to do a few other things to prepare your pond for spring. Let’s go over more of these valuable tips to help you prepare for spring.
Clearing out the Debris
The winter months can bring extreme weather, especially in January and February. Depending on where you live, you may experience days or even weeks of freezing temperatures affecting your pond. In this case, you should keep your aeration system running to help prevent ice freezing over on your pond. When this happens, debris will end up accumulating in and around your pond. You can clear your pond from large debris with a rake or a skimmer. This, of course, is just the start of prepping your pond for spring.
Good Bacteria and Your Pond
If you don’t have any type of airflow in your pond, harmful bacteria are likely forming at the bottom. You can quickly take notice just by looking at your pond if you’re missing good bacteria, like Outdoor Water Solutions Bacteria Packs. If you see dirty or murky water, you will need to add some bacteria packs to start eating away at the pond muck and sludge. One option you can use is a pellet product that comes with a formula meant to break down the bad bacteria. If you use both an aeration system and bacteria packs, you will start to see an improvement within just a couple of weeks.
Check Your Pond Life
If you have a pond, you most likely have fish. Fish can be beautiful to have in your pond and can accentuate the overall beauty of your pond’s environment. However, checking your fish is another step you can make as you prepare your pond for spring. Things you should look for in your fish include ulcers, cloudy eyes, or white patches on their skin. Of course, the last thing you want to do is transfer them to another location, such as a different body of water. Instead, because some fish can be temperamental, you will want to feed them with formulated fish food. This will give them the proper nutrition to get them back to health.
Outdoor Water Solutions offers high-quality pond & lake aerators (solar, electric & wind) and aeration windmill systems, fish feeders, fountains, and all-natural pond care products. Please email or call us at 866.471.1614 and we can provide you with a detailed quote and can even help you design the best solar aeration system for your needs.