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My pond looks terrible this winter! What do I do?

If it's late fall or winter, and your pond looks like the one above, then it might make you feel a little better to know that this is one of our display ponds ! That's right: our actual display pond looked this cruddy in winter of 2019. Yuck. What did we do about? We waited. And in early March, we cleaned it. Why does your pond look so bad? There are several reasons your pond can look gross in winter time. If you've removed your pump for winter time, your mechanical filtration has stopped. For the record, we suggest most people DO remove their pumps for the winter , so loss of mechanical filtration is just to be expected. If tree leaves have fallen into your pond, that's a recipe for a dark water disaster right there. As those leaves break down, tannins are released. You can prevent this from happening by putting up a fall leaf net . Keep your net on as long as leaves are still falling, and clean the leaves from your yard before you remove the net. And lastly, biologic

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