19 10, 2020

Family Dogs Die After Playing by North Carolina Pond


Family Dogs Die After Playing by North Carolina Pond PEOPLE.COM reports: Three Dogs Die of Toxic Algae Poisoning hours after playing by North Carolina pond. A doggie playdate at a park in North Carolina turned tragic after three pups died from blue green algae poisoning from a pond’s harmful algal [...]

Family Dogs Die After Playing by North Carolina Pond2021-02-10T15:58:52-05:00
9 07, 2020

Considering a Water Feature?


Water tends to attract attention.  The gentle sounds of flowing water sooth our senses.  We feel an automatic connection to the soft, rippling current and the mesmerizing creatures that generally come along with it.  Incorporating a water feature, water garden or pond into your landscape can help you relax at [...]

Considering a Water Feature?2021-08-27T13:39:29-04:00
20 06, 2020

How Bacteria Products Work in Your Pond


Pond Maintenance: The Role of Bacteria Products in Your Pond Most indigenous microorganisms (bacteria) found in your pond fail to breakdown and remove difficult to degrade organic matter. These same bacteria may also be less efficient at reducing higher than normal levels of nutrients like phosphorous and nitrate.  When selecting [...]

How Bacteria Products Work in Your Pond2020-10-21T13:34:44-04:00
6 05, 2020

A Beautiful Rock Fountain for Your Garden Pond Project


Garden Pond Construction: Rock Fountains This carved rock fountain would look beautiful in a garden with shade so the moss will continue to grow. The fountain rock is 59"long x 33"wide and 12" high and we estimate it weighs between 1000 and 1200 pounds. A pump is included to make [...]

A Beautiful Rock Fountain for Your Garden Pond Project2020-10-21T13:44:13-04:00
16 04, 2020

Autumn Leaves May be Adding Unwanted Nutrients to your Pond


This is one of several research articles that we have studied to learn how deciduous leaves contribute to increased levels of nitrogen and phosphorous in pond water. The author of this article is John R. Dorney and was published in Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 28 (1986)

Autumn Leaves May be Adding Unwanted Nutrients to your Pond2021-02-19T12:52:39-05:00
10 04, 2020

Secchi Disc Values for Ponds


Using a Secchi Disc to measure water clarity can provide useful information for keeping your pond healthy. A Secchi Disc is made of metal or plastic with contrasting colors that can be observed as it is lowered into the water with a string.  A seldom used coffee or tea cup [...]

Secchi Disc Values for Ponds2020-04-10T15:57:33-04:00
6 04, 2020

Check your pump oil


If you have a direct drive submersible pond pump and you are getting your pond ready for Spring it is important to check the oil level in the pump. Direct drive pumps use non-toxic turbine oil to lubricate the drive shaft assembly unlike magnetic drive pumps which require no oil. [...]

Check your pump oil2020-04-06T08:00:23-04:00
13 03, 2020

Algae Blooms on ponds after ice out


I took this picture after the ice just disappeared on this pond. Why is there so much live green algae? The most likely cause is the release of nutrients from the organic sediments on the bottom of this pond, no surface waters run into it. Along the edge there are [...]

Algae Blooms on ponds after ice out2020-03-13T09:08:01-04:00
6 03, 2020

Country Pond Filter trimming the liner


As mentioned on the previous blog it is important to have the basin full of water and the system flowing before you start trimming the liner just in case an adjustment is needed or you have soft soil (sand)beneath the filter.  When trimming the raceway liner it is best to [...]

Country Pond Filter trimming the liner2020-07-13T12:48:16-04:00
6 03, 2020

Country Pond Filter liner installation


After the basin frame is constructed and leveled, position the two pieces of 30mil liner. The larger piece is for the basin and the other piece is for the return raceway.  It is helpful to dig a shallow channel from the basin frame to the pond edge before placing the [...]

Country Pond Filter liner installation2020-07-13T12:50:02-04:00

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