Tips for a healthy winter pond.
Get the pond ready for fall and winter. It is easy to have a healthy pond through the winter if you follow a few simple guidelines.
Check the amount of debris in the pond. Remove excess debris if there is more than 1-2" of sludge on the bottom. Removing substantial amounts of mulm and sludge from the pond before the water becomes cold and fish start to hibernate on the bottom, will keep fish healthy. Hibernating, and sitting in a bed of sludge that can harbor parasites, contribute to poor water quality or lower oxygen levels through winter months is not good for them.
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