If you have a pond, you can maintain it quite easily, provided you have the right equipment, knowledge and knowledge regarding how to care for it. A garden pond is a beautiful feature in any landscape design, surrounded by colourful plants and greenery and teeming with life when life you add fish to the water.
Ponds can provide you with a certain level of tranquility and they are wonderful for a variety of purposes, from creating an ecosystem in your backyard to sitting around the flowing water, relaxing on a hot summer day or a cool autumn evening.
Below, we will talk about how you can effectively maintain your pond to ensure it lasts for years and stays beautiful and healthy.
Choose the Right Pond Pump
Your pond is not going to be able to maintain and clean itself, so you will need to dive in and help it out. One of the easiest ways to help maintain the beauty and clarity of your water is with one of the many available pond pumps on the market. These pumps are designed to help you care for your pond while saving you both time and money in the long run.
Before you choose a pump, make sure you consider how much water it needs to pump, how far the water will travel, and the ideal number of gallons per hour that need to flow for proper circulation.
Keep Leaks Patched
You can have the prettiest pond in all of Australia, but if there’s a leak somewhere, you will not only lose water, but your plants will not receive enough hydration, and your animal life inside of the pond may not thrive. It is important to identify and locate any leaks and then patch them quickly.
You should inspect for leaks weekly and then fix them as soon as they are identified.
Keep Water Levels Maintained
It is no surprise that your pond’s water levels will continue to dwindle, especially as the sun rises and heats up the air. When you notice that your pond’s water level starts to fall, slowly add water to it to maintain the proper water level. You should never add large amounts of water to the pond, as this could throw off the pH balance. Start out with small amounts of water and then add a bit every day until you reach and maintain the proper level.
In addition to keeping water levels at a constant, you need to make sure that the pH levels and chemicals are all balanced. You can do this by purchasing a water kit and testing the water. This should be done once per week and once you have the results, you can add chlorine or other chemicals, as needed.
Skim Leaves and Debris
Over time, leaves, dirt, and debris will land in your pond and it can become a quick eyesore. To prevent this, do skim your pond at least once per day to remove these items. You will find that you need to do this more often in Autumn than the other seasons.
Your Pond Will Look Amazing
With a little preparation work and time, your pond will look phenomenal and will be a place that you and your friends want to go to. One thing to keep in mind is if you do plan to have fish or other aquatic animals in your pond, you will need to feed them regularly and adjust the water in the pond to meet their needs.
A pond is a wonderful investment and can bring tranquility and life to your garden or yard. Maintenance for your pond is not difficult but must be done regularly to maintain it.