A pond can be a beautiful addition to your home, and with the right care, it can be a peaceful getaway. Though pond care isn’t a hard task, there are many simple things you can do to your pond that can be a major headache down the road. So to ensure you’re taking the best possible care to your ponds, here are the 3 major things you’ll want to stop doing:
Not Thinking About Location
Blindly picking a place for your pond can be a costly mistake in the long run. Though most spots are perfectly acceptable, you want to ensure your yard is level. A low part of the yard can cause run-off into the pond and really harm the water. You also don’t want your pond to be sitting in sunlight all day. If you are unsure of where a pond would be best, we can help.
Shutting It Down
To keep your pond clean and your fish healthy, you will need constant oxygen. By shutting down your pump or filtration system, you are putting your water balance at risk which can ultimately harm your fish’s lifespan. To keep everything balanced, you will need to keep your system continually working.
We say it often, but a well-constructed pond shouldn’t take long to maintain (3 minutes), that doesn’t mean you should never take care of it. By ignoring you waters balance, the fallen leaves in your pond and your fishes existence, you ultimately cost yourself unnecessary money. Be sure to keep it cleaned and maintained, and you’ll have a perfect pond for years to come.