Articles About Ponds and Water Gardens

EPDM Pond Liner and its Chemical Compatibility

Homeowners, including myself are always looking for ways to save money and keep a few extra dollars in our pockets.  Pond owners are no exception especially when it comes to maintenance.  Although many of these pond owners are concerned about the health of their fish but when they decide to do there own spring-cleanouts the chemicals they are using could be harmful to the EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) Pond Liner.  In contrast, many Installers are also unaware of exactly how many and what types of chemicals can be harmful to the EPDM pond liner.

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Tags: Pond Troubleshooting, Pond Maintenance, Pond Safety, Pond Liners

Winter Pond Maintenance: Heaters or Aerators?

In the northern climates this is a question that I hear quite often. Do I need to install fish pond water heater or pond aeration equipment? Let me begin by saying if you don’t have fish in your water garden it is not necessary to install either one. An argument can be made that one is more important than the other, however both can keep an area of the pond surface free from ice.

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Tags: Customer Tips, Contractors, Pond Aeration, Pond Maintenance, Pond Fish

How To Find a Leak in a Pond

Most water gardens are considered "closed systems" because water is recirculating vs. constantly coming in and out.  That means there are only a few ways water can actually escape. 

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Tags: Pond Troubleshooting, Pond Maintenance, Pond Tips

Easy Pondless Waterfall Maintenance

Pond-less waterfalls have re-circulating water that cascades over natural rock formations and disappears into a hidden water reservoir, similar to a water fountain.  You can set the pump on a timer so it only runs at certain times of the day.  They are perfect for homeowners who want the sights and sounds of a waterfall without the maintenance of a pond.

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What to Know About Routine Pond Cleaning

Ecology Matters!

The well balanced water garden happens when plants and animals in and around your pond function together to maintain their own health and vitality.  Balance your pond’s ecosystem to let nature work to decrease your time and effort required for maintenance.

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Remove Pond Scum from Rocks

Do you ever notice that your pond and waterfall rocks are slimy with debris and pond scum?  To keep your pond looking beautiful, you may need to spot treat your rocks to remove the organic debris.  A pond rock spot cleaner like Aqua Fix Dry has a scrubbing action that releases the rock scum, making it easier to remove.  

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4 Easy Steps to a Clean Pond or Water Garden

There are so many water treatments on the market today, and everyone seems to recommend something different.  So, what do you truly need to keep your pond clean and clear?

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6 Tips For Opening Your Pond In Spring

Springtime. Ahh, I just can't wait to hear the soothing sounds of my waterfall and watch my beautiful koi as they come back to the surface to greet me! Here are a few helpful tips to ensure that you have a successful springtime start-up for your pond.

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