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    winterizing a pond

    Discussion in 'Pond' started by iamslotman, Nov 3, 2010.

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      other than shutting down the waterfall and filter and installing an air stone, is there anything else i need to do before the pond freezes over? I live in Long Island.
       
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      I never experienced my pond freezing, but I think you can cover it to help.
       
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      no experience, in Russia less ponds I see
       
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      DO NOT leave the pump running to power your waterfall or other feature.
      DO NOT use oxygenated water in the winter months
      Use a defence system like thermostatically controlled pond deicer
       
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      Clean any debris from the bottom of the pond before winter. No need for a deicer, an air stone near the surface works just fine. On extremely cold days, just check to make sure a hole remains open in the ice.
       
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      When I used to have one I used to cover it up with planks, and tarps. It really depends on how big it is though..
       
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      What kind of fish u got? Also don't feed fish in winter(unless u have northern pike or trout)
       
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      I cover my pond with 4" thick kingspan insulation boards. It has not frozen in 12 years. I live in Wales U.K. so it does freeze here.
       
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      Couldn't agree more.
       
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      Couldn't agree more.
       

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