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Wondering if you'all do pond winterizing?

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by cindyb, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    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.
     
  2. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Thankfully, this far South pond winterization is a non-issue. Water temps rarely drop below 60F.
     
  3. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    I'm so jealous. You can even feed all year.
     
  4. Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    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.
     
  5. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    -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.
     
  6. Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    Yes different ciruits....ya never know when a breaker will trip
     
  7. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    Amen. Just had a friend that had the indoor air pump quit.
     

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