If you have been out to your pond or water feature in the last couple days you may notice a little ice build up. This is very normal in this freezing weather. We would recommend you run your pumps as long as the pump can get water and it’s not making an icy mess. Generally the pipes on the ponds have some flex so if you do have to turn them off they should be just fine. Our water features at the nursery are up and running and look gorgeous.
If you have fish in your pond we recommend not breaking the ice for them. If you break the ice it can freeze further down giving them less oxygen. Like stated above as long as the pump has water keep it running this will help the oxygen in the water for the fish. Fish will sit very dormant thru this weather and you wont see them moving much. You don’t feed in these temps either, you only want to feed your fish when water temperatures rise to 50 degrees or higher.
Here’s to happy healthy ponds and water features. Please feel free to call or write with any questions.
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