Pond Maintenance: Seasonal Preparation

One of the rising industries, due to Internet popularity, is pond maintenance, which has become so commonplace that it can be daunting for all aquatic dye products and services that are offered. So how do pond owners know which tips to follow and which to ignore to maintain a healthy and thriving pond? The type of pond typically dictates maintenance of the pond, but this article will look at which tips for seasonal maintenance of the pond are common and reliable for fall , winter, spring and summer.Have a look at Lake Management Inc-Water Fountain Construction
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As with most situations, preparing ponds for the fall season is more about getting them ready for the coming winter season. It is here that the actual cleaning begins. The first thing that most people think about when they think about fall are the leaves. Before the leaves begin to fall, it is important to install some kind of leaf netting, as it is much harder to get them out of the pond without a net. Also, removing or heavily trimming all plant life is important because organic life in the ponds will create toxic gases. Also good things to consider during fall season are a water change and bacterial additives.

Winter season

Winter is typically the hardest time for water garden owners because it is hard to keep the water garden life (fish and plants) during a cold season to survive. Two of the most popular tips are to stop feeding the life of the pond (fish and plants alike) when the temperature drops to 50 degrees and to buy a floating de-icer. During the winter season fish need not be fed as much because their metabolism is slowing down. Once the temperature reaches 60 degrees, the fish will take a few days to digest the food and once the water reaches 50 degrees the fish will need no food at all. Ponds need a floating de-icer of the pond, so that the toxic gasses created by organic decomposition can escape. The de-icer is important, because breaking the ice can kill the fish.


Preparing the spring water garden is simply ‘un-wintering’ it. The opposite of what was done to prepare it for winter would effectively be done for spring. If the water temperature reaches 50 degrees the fish can be fed. Fixed and restarted the filtration system, and additional bacterial additives would be applied in the event of any failure during the winter season. This is the time to repot any missing plants, so they can grow in the summer season.


There is not much planning to be done for the summer seasons as this is when pond gardens are flourishing. When water hits 70 degrees or higher, ample food should be provided to allow the fish to eat it and grow. When there is ample regulation of algae or marine organisms, they do not need to be fed quite as much. During this season waterfalls or fountains can be installed to keep the pond oxygenated and cool.