What’s in this eBook?
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
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!”