Pond Maintenance

Pond Maintenance for Shaquille O’Neal

It’s hard to believe that an entire year has gone by since a handful of Certified Aquascape Contractors had the privilege of building basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal a one-of-a-kind pond and waterfall system at his home in McDonough, Georgia. >> View John Magyar’s Maintenance list for SHAQ’s pond Even though this beast of …

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Flow, Friction and Total Dynamic Head: A Pump and Plumbing Primer for Ponds

When I was asked to revisit the subject of pump hydraulics, I was honored — and a little intimidated. I immediately wondered how I could make this article in some way more interesting than the mathematics involved. Let’s face it — as important as knowing what Total Dynamic Head (TDH) is, how to calculate it …

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The W.E.T.S. Method for Diagnosing Water Loss

One of the more confusing issues that pond owners and contractors have to deal with is water loss in what is designed to be a closed system. Even if you’re sure that there are no leaks in your recirculating pond or fountain, the water level can still drop. How is That Possible? Well, the answer …

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Using Aeration to Fight Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Aeration introduces oxygen into an aquatic ecosystem through various methods. Air compressors, waterfalls and fountains inject small oxygen bubbles, increasing the dissolved oxygen (DO) level of the water feature. DO is one of the most important facets of a healthy body of water, since it affects overall water quality, fish and plant health, not to …

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Biosafety and Pond Management in the COVID-19 Era

Biosafety. We all know that word by now — it’s becoming the new norm on a worldwide scale. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the issues surrounding biosafety at all levels have become an essential daily concern. Sticking to our industry’s best practices is a must as we move into the “post-Coronavirus” world. As pond professionals, …

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The Role of Ammonia in Managing Aquatic Ecosystems

No two ponds are alike. However, the common biological processes within every pond’s ecosystem are essential and must be carefully monitored and maintained. No matter what type of construction or filtration you select, a successful, healthy ecosystem will depend on the level of pond management, the fish load, the amount of food added and the …

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Sponsored Content | Aeration for Large-Scale Ponds

By Michael Guista, Fountain Mountain
 Aeration is essential for fish and general pond health. If fish don’t get enough oxygen, they will die. But even if you don’t have fish, without aeration, ponds create stratified layers, and the bottom layer is depleted of oxygen. Ponds can also become shallower over time from a buildup of muck …

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Sponsored Content | Spotlight on Nanobubble Technology

Ranging from microscopic, single-celled organisms to larger seaweeds, algae are simple, nonflowering aquatic plants with hundreds of different species. Algae play an essential role in the ecosystem and can provide an indication of overall pond health. As such, effectively managing algae growth is an important part of maintaining an attractive and healthy pond. While most …

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Pond Diet? Parallels Between Humans and Ponds

You’re probably thinking I’ve lost my mind at this point, but let me explain. Aquatic ecosystems have a lot of similarities to our bodies — we’re both a product of our diets. In fact, if you just look around, you’ll see similarities between lots of different ecosystems as they relate to food production and consumption. …

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