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How To Winterize Pond Filter

    …fallen begin your Fall pond maintenance and remove any pond netting and shut down your pond for winter. Pond Netting should be stored indoors to keep it safe from wear and tear due to heavy snowfall and ice. Next access your pump and filter for cleaning and storage. For ponds with waterfalls and…
    …remove any excess nutrients or debris and give your pond a fresh start. Just remember to add your beneficial bacteria after you refill to keep it looking clean. * Keep the Water Flowing - With a hidden basin you may not be able to see how much water is actually in your feature. Since your pump…
    …fish to fully adjust to the pond before you begin to feed them. Step 10 - Clean up & add natural bacteria. Give your pond a boost by adding your first dose of Seasonal Defense. This cold water beneficial bacteria helps replenish winter bacteria loss to further boost biological filters and break…
    …During the winter we recommend moving the diffuser sticks to half your maximum depth. This will help to reduce ice formation and keep a pocket of warm water for your fish at the bottom of the pond. Have questions on how to know which kit is right for your pond? Check out our article How to Choose an…
    …for tips on how to know when your pond is ready. * Acclimate Your Fish: Water temperature and composition will be different than their winter housing so it is important to slowly introduce them to their new home. Bring fish out in a bucket and periodically add a small amount of pond water every 5-10…
    …seed your filter media with PL Gel and add Nature's Defense to the water. Boosting dissolved oxygen levels in the pond can also be helpful with a simple aeration kit. Maintain Bacteria Levels In the early spring when established ponds are waking up after a long winter a similar cycling…
    …weeks during the growing season. To keep your colorful beauties looking their best regularly remove any dead foliage. Lastly don't forget to enjoy your water garden! Bring on the Winter Chill As the temperatures cool and you shut down your pond you will want to give your plants some final attention.…