A garden pond is a truly wonderful feature to have. To ensure trouble-free year round enjoyment of your pond it is essential that you maintain all features and fixtures. How should you care for your garden pond so you can enjoy it into the future?
A well-designed pond with an efficient filtration system should only require a few minutes of maintenance once or twice a month. Remember, no pond is totally maintenance free. Regular preventative pond maintenance will keep your pond happy. Run your pump and filter 24/7 and schedule maintenance to keep things working properly. Periodic partial water changes of about 20-30% are beneficial to the health of your pond by removing unwanted nutrients and debris.
This process of removing water and adding fresh water will help keep algae under control and improve the general health of your pond.
Make sure to use a water treatment and conditioner when adding tap or bore water. If left unmanaged, a pond can be affected by a range of problems caused by unconsumed fish food, decomposing vegetation and fish excrement. If they are allowed to build up, these pollutants will become harmful to your fish and produce unsightly green water.
STEP 1. WHY CLEAN?
Is your pond unsightly? Is it green in colour? Do you have an algae problem? Green pond water is caused by an abundance of single-cell organisms known as algae. Although algae may be harmless to fish in small quantities, it looks unpleasant and ruins the enjoyment of keeping fish and aquatic plants. When leaves, silt and mud are left to build up in your pond, they can clog the filter and make an excellent food source for algae growth. PondMAX ClearMAX flocculent helps you keep a clean, healthy pond by bundling small particles in the water together and sinking them to the bottom of the pond, making them easier to vacuum.
STEP 2. REFRESH.
Choosing the right pump and filtration system for your pond setup will make all the difference. The right pump can save you money by consuming less energy, and save you time spent on maintenance. Make sure the pump is big enough for your pond as low circulation can cause areas of stagnant water, low oxygen levels and many other problems, which eventually lead to an unhealthy pond.
Pressure filters usually contain a series of sponges, biological medium and a UV clarifier which maintains a balanced ecosystem in your pond. PondMAX Bio-System Combo’s are a simple, easy to use solution for any pond by combining the correct Pump and UV Pressure Filter for your requirements.
STEP 3. NOW MAINTAIN.
Ponds are living breathing environments full of complex life forms that exist together to create a balanced ecosystem. Pond treatments help achieve a balanced ecosystem whilst improving the aesthetics through cleaner, clearer pond water. PondMAX Complete Water Treatment makes it easy to maintain a healthy and vibrant pond.