So now it’s time to address the elephant in the room. You’ve made up your mind that you want nothing more than to create a wonderful retreat at home. Now the next question is… how much is it going to cost me. That’s quite a loaded question! So to be clear we are comparing apples to […]Continue reading
Ready or not it’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and temperatures are getting cooler with every passing day. That can only mean one thing. It’s time to get your pond ready for winter. This may not be as exciting as the spring time prep. It’s a necessary evil if you […]Continue reading
Whether you have a pond or water feature in your backyard this is a must have for any homeowner. Having a dirty water utility pump on hand at all times doesn’t have to cost you a ton of money either. Here is a hands on review of the Stark ½ horsepower submersible pump. One Size Fits […]Continue reading
So you decided to go the pondless route. All the bells and whistles without all the maintenance. Although it is much less maintenance intensive than having a pond, it does need attention from time to time. That’s right you’re not completely off the hook. Follow the guidelines below. Keep everything running and looking its best. […]Continue reading
I often get asked this question so it would be a great topic to write about. Is it necessary to aerate my pond? In this article we will be discussing how aeration works. Why aeration is important to create a backyard ecosystem that will thrive. By the end you will have an understanding of what […]Continue reading
The short answer is koi fish live an average of 30 – 40 years in the wild. With high water quality and care, koi in captivity can live into their 70’s. The oldest living koi named “Hanako” was born in 1751. Hanako died in 1977 at the ripe old age of 226 having many owners throughout […]Continue reading
Although pond fish like koi and goldfish are freshwater fish, there are major advantages to adding salt to your backyard pond. Enhancement of your fish’s slime coat which is their first line of defense against parasites and harmful bacteria.Reduction of parasites and harmful bacteria found in your pond.Stress of your fish is reduced and water […]Continue reading
Pond Snails – Basic Facts The more coils, the older the snail Most snails live two-five years Freshwater snails lay their eggs in the Spring Freshwater snails are found in lakes, ponds, marshes, swamps, streams and rivers. There are two types of snails (gilled and lunged) Freshwater snails that have gills can’t survive in low […]Continue reading
Pond Liner Repair In 7 Easy Steps
1. Get another piece of rubber liner big enough to go over the problem area by at least 2 inches all around.
2. Drain the water 12 inches below the problem area, exposing it and make sure the area is clean and dry.
3. Use the prep solvent that comes with your liner repair kit (link to Amazon) and generously clean the area again. This will remove any fine dirt that may have been missed in the initial cleaning.
4. The MOST important thing, be sure all the wrinkles are out of the liner where the repair will be made. Wrinkles will cause leaks.
5. Apply the sealant around the area, a bit larger than the patch.
6. Gently apply the patch over the area and gently apply pressure all around to be sure of a good seal. (No Wrinkles)
7. Allow the sealant to cure, then refill your pond.
Why Do I Need A UV Light In My Pond UV lights do a few things for you and your pond. They kill harmful bacteria and sterilize the water, creating high water quality so goldfish and koi can thrive. The other thing… they destroy the free floating algae that plagues pond owners. Don’t neglect to […]Continue reading