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How to Remove Your Pump For Winter

You've heard you should shut your water feature down for winter. How do you go about that?

You can't just unplug your pump from the electrical outlet.  There are some additional steps to take to make sure your pump is safe and the rest of your water feature remains unscathed through a harsh winter.

If your pump is at the bottom of your pond:
Unplug your pump from the electrical outlet.If you're running a fountain (a stem in the center of your pond), then your job is done.If you're running a waterfall, make sure the waterfall reservoir (if you have one) drains back into the pond. If you notice that your waterfall reservoir / filter box is still full of water, then you have a check valve as a part of your plumbing assembly coming off of your pump. You'll need to disconnect the pump from the check valve. You can keep the pond at the bottom of the pond -- just make sure all the water is drained from the waterfall reservoir / filter box.If you have a canister filter or …

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