Winter is approaching. A question we are often asked is, “How do I winter-proof my pond?” We’d like to take this opportunity to give you a few tips and point out a few things to be aware of. When you take out your pond filter system, it is essential that you also remove all dead plant matter. This is important so that plant debris does not start to decay during the winter, which could negatively affect the water’s acid-alkali balance. You should also remove all frost-sensitive plants and put them in suitable containers in a place where they will be safe from frost. Once you’ve attended to the plants, the pond filter is next. This must now be removed, cleaned and again stored safely away from frost. If you have fish in your pond, it is essential to bear in mind the following points: the “warm” water in your pond settles at the bottom. Therefore, to avoid freezing, fish will stay down there during the winter months. This is why it is extremely important to shut down any pumps or filter systems on the bottom of the pool. By circulating the water, these devices prevent warm water from settling at the bottom.The second important point is in the next post.
All the best from Waibstadt
The T.I.P. Team