What’s in this Free eBook?
Our guide on Winter pond care contains expert advice and Winter pond care tips.
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.
Want some advice for the warmer months too? Download our Summer Pond Care Guide too!
Using Nualgi Ponds For Winter Pond Care
Maintain a healthy bacteria population all winter long to ensure that your pond is ready for when the weather warms up.
Nualgi Ponds can and should be used year around (unless water is frozen) to keep the water balanced for the Spring.
Dosing temperatures for using Nualgi Ponds throughout Winter to keep the bio-filter strong.
- Above 50° – Dose Nualgi Ponds every week.
- Between 40° & 50° – Dose Nualgi Ponds every other week.
- Below 40° – Dose Nualgi Ponds once every month.
- If your pond freezes – Nualgi Ponds will not be effective until above freezing.
- Bacteria is 50% effective at 65° and only 25% effective below 50°.
The bacteria become dormant in colder temperatures and the best temperature for using Nualgi with beneficial bacteria is 75-85°.
Peak Inside Our Winter Pond Care Guide
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.”