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FALL/WINTER POND MAINTENANCE TIPS

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1. Before winter arrives, make sure your pond and filtering system are clean to ensure good water quality throughout the winter months. Adding pond salt at this time will improve the slime coating of fish, to help them ward off disease and parasites.

2. Before the leaves begin to fall, cover your pond with one of our pond nets. The goal is to keep the pond as clean as possible for the winter months. After the first frost, take out any floating plants and trim back hardy lilies and bog plants and place below the freeze line.

3. Microbe-Lift Autumn/Winter Prep helps accelerate the decomposition of leaves, scum, sediment and other organic matter during the fall and throughout the winter months.


4. Before freezing temperatures begin, install a pond de-icer. Ponds covered with ice do not allow toxic gases to escape causing fish loss. A pond de-icer will keep a section of your pond open to allow oxygen and gas exchange.


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