Monday, November 20, 2006


52 Tips for Selecting a Pond kit, Pond Construction and Maintenance(32)

38. What other maintenance is there besides adding bacteria?

Besides adding bacteria to the pond, the most important maintenance is to prevent, or remove, organic debris from the pond. This may include trimming vegetation, deadheading (removing dead flowers and leaves) and removing the debris from the bottom of the pond with a net. This is why we put in skimmers that collect 95% of the floating matter that falls into the pond. Regardless of what kind of filter you have, submersible or out-of-pond, you will have to clean it. It can be very messy to clean a submersible filter so we prefer an out-of-pond filter especially if it has a backwash valve.

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Thank you!

Jim Wilder

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