Plastic Tub Winter freeze

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Comet, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Hi,Should the water in those cheap plastic tubs be removed in the winter, then covered??
  2. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Yes No Maybe?
    Reason I ask is some HO paid me to install a used tub they had in Sept
    I just hate to see the cheap thing crack so fast along with getting blamed etc
  3. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    My Dad built one of these pre-formed ponds last summer. He bought a heater that floats in the water and when it get to a certain temp the heater kicks on. The fish are still in it and doing fine. We live in Northwest Ohio which can have some very COLD winter temps. Hope this helps answer your question.

  4. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Yes that helped,,
    We had a super mild winter here,
    But I will pass that onto the HO this summer for the winter months ahead.

  5. tryz

    tryz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    this is advise from canada where the water in the pond is sure to freeze!!! You must remove the fish and the water, then put plastic bottles (like 4 litre milk jugs) in the pond. Put some sand in the bottles, so they will sit on the bottom of the pond,and leave the caps on. This way when the snow melts and re-freezes if there is any expansion it will crush the plastic bottles.

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