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Need pond winterizing advice

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by JDiepstra, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    Hahahah ok thanks for the info guys. I actually have gotten a slightly bigger pond so I think for this winter what I am going to do is put the bigger pond in the garage for the winter and transfer contents of the pond into it. I suppose I do have a spot in the basement I could put it as well but those fish are kinda dirty and smelly. Seems silly but oh well. I really don't have enough space in my landscaping to go to a much bigger pond that wouldn't freeze solid.
  2. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    If you are having an odor/"dirty" problem, that is an indication that you do not have sufficient bio-conversion and/or flow rate. Properly processed pond water should have only a slight odor, if any.

    Transferring everything indoors is your wisest move and will be more convenient if it needs to be monitored.
  3. CJF

    CJF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 67

    Go with option two. if you don't have a crappy aquarium scour the yard sales
    they are loaded with them.

  4. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    Thanks for the responses everyone. I "installed" a bigger pond (approx 200 gal) outside and im going to put the fish in the smaller (approx 125 gal) one in the garage for winter. I can pump the water from one to the other. My pump is something like 360 gph.
  5. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Good idea using the same Pond water. Will greatly reduce the incidence of stress on the fish due to moving them.

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