Yeah we all complain about the cold and make comments about the weather but we all really want that perfect compromise of the extremes. There is nothing we can do to stop it, the summer heat and afternoon thunderstorms will be here before we know it. Start to prepare NOW...
Start off with your spring pond cleaning, this will remove all the organics that have built up over the last year. Starting each season with a clean pond is healthy for the koi and your ecosystem.
The more you understand the ecosystem and the way the plants, Koi and beneficial bacteria work together, the better you will understand how to maintain your pond.
Rocks and gravel are a big part of the ecosystem filtration process. The gravel become the "house" or surface area for your beneficial bacteria. The larger rocks not only help to hold the pond shelves in place, they also act as a filter for smaller debris to settle between. This is why annual cleanings are necessary.
Plants also help to keep the water clear and healthy.
Proper flow and filtration help to keep large debris from settling on the pond floor and keeps the pond oxygenated.
By adding Beneficial Bacteria to your pond on a weekly basis you are adding enzymes that break down the organics in the pond helping to ensure healthy water quality.
Do you understand the ecosystem ?
We love the opportunity to teach and share the right way to build and maintain ponds.
Pondtastic also offers Full Service Maintenance Packages so all you have to do is enjoy your pond.