Winterize your Koi Pond
Published: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:16:01
By: Michael Oleksak
If you're fortunate enough to live in a warm climate, your pond can stay active all winter. However, if you live farther north, you're going to have to do a little bit of preparation in order to ensure that your pond survives. The most common problem for Koi ponds during the winter months is aeration.
Here are some easy steps to winterize your Koi pond.
First get rid of any leaves or debris that has piled up on the bottom of the pond. If these are left for the winter, they'll start to decompose and pollute the water.
Once that's done, there are a few options in how to winterize your Koi pond. First and foremost, always make sure you break holes in the ice so that oxygen can enter the pond. The best way to ensure that the pond never freezes over completely is to buy a small floating pond heater or pond de-icer.
Many people take their pumps inside for the winter to keep them from freezing and breaking. If you decide to do this, you still have to make sure you pond is aerated. There are fountain kits available that create surface disturbance so the water doesn't stagnate during the winter months.
If you choose to leave your pump running, you simply have to make sure it doesn't freeze and that there's enough water to run it. However, since water doesn't freeze if it's moving fast enough, you can put your pump near the surface (but below the ice). If you choose this option, make sure you place plenty of rocks or pots or other decorations for you fish to hide around so that they're not stressed by the current in the water.
Following these steps to winterize your Koi pond will ensure that when spring arrives it will be in good shape.
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- Removes deadly Ionized Ammonia and toxic Un-Ionized Ammonia from your winter pond water
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- Helps maintain a healthy immune system
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THE BIG ARCTIC BLEND™ QUESTION?
Q How does Arctic Blend's beneficial bacteria remove ammonia from frigid winter pond water when it's a known fact that "nitrifying bacteria" which keeps ammonia and nitrites at zero does not perform in cold water?
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Some of the microbes that make up “Arctic Blend™” are harvested from the frigid waters of Antarctic and Arctic oceans. These unique microbes make their own natural anti-freeze and thus perform at their peak in pond water temperatures between 35 and 40 degrees F.
You can start using Arctic Blend's beneficial bacteria in the fall and it's made for treating your winter pond water all winter. If you have any left over in the spring, you can use it until your pond temperature reaches 60 degrees F.
ARCTIC BLEND™ is the ONLY winter pond care product on the market that can remove ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, phosphorus and digest sludge in winter conditions with water temperatures less than 39 degrees F.Description: Winterizing your back yard pond is more important than you may think if you live in a colder climate.
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