Originally Posted by n2h20
Making a pondless feature wider and deeper wouldn't increase the chances of a patient, visitor or animal drowning. Since there is no visible "pond" and some sort of grate over the basin.
If the pond was drained I wouldn't think there would be any worry of freezing since it is empty and has no water?
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Would you also want to remove as much or all of the water from any lines feeding the pond, or just let them freeze and possible rupture?, hence the term winterizing.