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Old 12-31-2012, 09:16 AM
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Wondering if you'all do pond winterizing?

I have koi and I have my solar cover on and the air pump/air stone set half depth. Wondering if that's something you all do off season? I'm in KY and we get some harsh winters. If you install a pond, do you service it to close and open? If they have fish and have problems during the cold, are you ready with advice if they call? Will share some tips if you are interested.

Here's to a quick spring.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:30 AM
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Thankfully, this far South pond winterization is a non-issue. Water temps rarely drop below 60F.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:46 AM
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I'm so jealous. You can even feed all year.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:09 PM
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Cindy, I'm in Ontario, Canada and today it's -20C.
What I do is put 2 pond heaters in and just leave it. Generally the heaters will keep a hole so the fish can survive. I haven't lost one fish in 3 years.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:29 PM
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-20 c and I thought it was cold here. I've had a cattle trough type heater fail before, 2 heaters is a great idea. Different circuits?

We went up to Niagara Falls a few years back after a koi health seminar, pretty place.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:00 AM
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Yes different ciruits....ya never know when a breaker will trip
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:22 AM
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Amen. Just had a friend that had the indoor air pump quit.
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