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Is Your Pond or Lake Spring Ready?

  • March 17, 2023

And just like that, spring is here and summer will be too. It’s the time of the year for spring cleaning, ridding your house of necessary clutter, and cleaning up your property from any damage that winter may have caused. When it comes to your outdoor space, your pond is something that should not be left out of your spring cleaning duties. If your pond took a beating this winter, here are a few tips from Outdoor Water Solutions to get your pond back into warm weather shape. 

Make Sure Your Pond Equipment is Working Properly

Whether you have a solar, electric, or windmill powered pond aeration system, now is the perfect time to make sure that your pond aeration system is up to date on its maintenance and is functioning properly. Be sure to check your equipment, fountains, pumps, natural pond bacteria products, and aeration products are in working order. Before you consider the overall beauty of your pond it’s important to make sure you have all of the basics covered first and that your equipment is in working order and products are fully stocked. 

Next, ensure pond aeration is occurring. Following the depletion of oxygen in your pond after winter, pond aeration is the best way to help it recover. Wintertime is a time when oxygen levels are at their lowest as the water is at its coldest. This is not a healthy environment for your pond or your aquatic life as ponds need to decompose algae, weeds, and other nutrient run-offs that have found their way into the pond and have settled at the bottom. 

As the sun heats up your pond, the nutrient load sediment will mix in with the rest of the pond which, in turn, will lead to fast algae growth and further complications as the weather continues to heat up. Pond aeration systems are the best way to keep your pond from getting stagnant and, for the best results, we recommend using a bottom-up aeration as they are 8 to 10 times more efficient at dissolving oxygen into the water.

Do You Have Pond Muck?

The next thing you’ll want to do is clean out unwanted algae and weeds. One of the best ways to do this is with natural pond bacteria products like lake and pond dyes and pond muck pellets. It’s important to use products that are specifically for this use as other products that contain toxic chemicals can damage your ponds and aquatic life. Natural pond bacteria products, lake and pond dyes, and pond muck pellets are the safest way to eliminate undesirable materials from your pond.

Do you have a plan for your pond? Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to get your pond together and prepare it for the beautiful weather. Whether you’re in need of pond aeration systems or natural pond bacteria products, Outdoor Water Solutions is your one-stop shop for all of your pond needs. For more information on our 2023 product catalog or for more expert tips on keeping your pond in pristine condition, contact our experts today at 866.471.1614!

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