Proper Koi Pond Maintenance
Nothing truly worth doing ever comes easily however, keeping up with a koi pond is hardly an insurmountable task either. A pond owner needs to be prepared and take enough pride in it their water feature in order to care about proper maintenance. With careful care and planning, any property owner can make sure they never run into any koi pond complications down the line.
Backwashing Your Koi Pond
We suggest back washing your pond as needed. Not all ponds are built the same and will require monthly or weekly backwashing as this will eliminate the waste built up in the filter media from your koi or turtles. This waste can be used to fertilize the local plants or vegetables and serves as a highly nutrient-rich plant additive for any property. If your pond is not clear or you are unable to backwash as needed you should get in touch with a local professional koi pond company before any issues are presenting. Check this blog out if you are having problems with your pond pump and filtration.
Check Your Water Consistently
Don’t Worry Too Much About The Cold
If you live in a cold climate, your Koi are going to be incredibly happy. They’ll even make it through the winters fairly easily. Even if ice forms on the surface of the water, the fish can hibernate underneath it. A floating de-icer will allow you to keep a hole in the ice for gas to escape from however.
Refrain From Overfeeding
Maintain All Of Your Pond Supplies
Finally, you need to make sure all of your supplies are up to date and in good shape. These include your filtration system, a high powered pump, the aeration system, and your ultraviolet sterilizer. With proper utilization and care, you’ll have the best chance of keeping the water clean and your fish happy for a long time to come. These are incredibly beautiful fish that will benefit your home greatly, so do everything you can to make sure they are well taken care of! Not sure how to apply proper koi pond maintenance? Follow us on Youtube for “How to Maintain your Koi Pond” videos – Coming soon!