Summer & Winter Pond Care Guides - Free eBooks

We’ve conversed with our trusted partners and pond experts from across North America to compile the best information available for Summer and Winter Pond Care.

Our Summer Pond Care Guide contains 30+ pages of expert advice gathered from over a hundred pond store owners, Koi champions, and pond maintenance professionals!

In the guide you will learn tips from the professionals for:

  • Keeping water properly oxygenated
  • Clear water and a thriving environment
  • Reducing unhealthy algae growth and odor
  • Managing parasites and using fish medication
  • Nutrient management and testing
  • Fish care and feeding routines
  • Getting the most out of your pond!

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Here’s a Peak Inside Our Summer Pond Care Guide

Summer provides the perfect conditions for an algae bloom – excess nutrients in the water, plenty of hours of sunlight, and warm temperatures – so this is the season to be vigilant about algae prevention. We worked with some of the best pond maintenance professionals to bring you insider tips on summer pond care.

Koi pond care in the summer can be tricky and sometimes string algae can seem to spring up out of nowhere. There is always a reason why ponds have difficulty and usually there is no quick-fix. Patience is a virtue when it comes to this hobby and a knowledge of water chemistry is a must. We’ve asked our partners for some tips and included our favorites below.

Tip 1. Maintain High Oxygen Levels

Adding an aerator or waterfall to your pond can help keep the oxygen level up and assist in long-term algae maintenance. Choose based on your pond’s size – too small an aerator won’t give the oxygen it needs and one made for larger ponds will be a waste and could lead to oxygen supersaturation.”

Tip 2. Test Water Parameters

“We suggest testing water parameters at least 2 to 3 times a week for the first month when you start the practice of testing. This allows you to get to know what is normal for your pond. Once you have your pond “figured out” you can test once a week.”

Tip 3. Vacuum Pond and Remove Brown Plants

“Use a Pond Vacuum for Spring Pond clean up and CrystalClear Muck Off which helps to eliminate sludge build-up in the bottom of the pond. I recommend that water plants be maintained throughout the season – dead heading, and if it’s brown, cut it down!”

Our Winter Pond Care Guide contains expert advice and winter pond care tips from some of the most trusted professionals in the business!

In the guide you will learn tips from the professionals for:

  • Winter pond preparation checklist & tactics.
  • Expert advice on multiple regions.
  • How-to tips for using Nualgi to keep water healthy throughout the winter.
  • Exclusive interviews with pond maintenance professionals and store owners.
  • Keeping your beloved fish safe and healthy by providing the ideal pond environment

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Success for pond care in the Winter really begins in the autumn, when temperatures start to drop, leaves fall from the trees, and plants and animals start preparing themselves for the winter. Because seasons can differ dramatically across geography, especially in large countries like the U.S. and Canada, there is no set time to start your fall maintenance routine. Rather, keep an eye on the weather, water temperature, and surrounding environment.

Tip 1. Relax, enjoy, the season and do not bug your fish.

“As the water temperature drops, fish require less and less food and become increasingly inactive. Once the water temperature reaches a consistent 50 degrees F, you won’t need to feed your fish at all.”

Tip 2. Algae can survive freezing temperatures.

“The cooler temperatures of fall also mean a change in how you treat algae. Even in freeze zones, there are still types of algae that survive. To keep a healthy balance in your pond, keep treating it with Nualgi.”

Tip 3. If the pond surface freezes over do not bang on it or try to chip holes in it.

“The vibrations are dangerous to fish. Instead, use this tip from Sparks: “Heat water in a pot and set the pot on top of the ice; the hot pot of water will melt through the ice creating a hole. Remember to tie a string to the pot or it will be at the bottom of the pond.”