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Common Pond Questions & Answers
Question #1: Will Predators eat all of my fish?
There is a constant fear in the water gardening community that raccoons and other four-legged predators will go swimming in your pond and help themselves to some of your prize koi, shubunkin, or goldfish.
Click to find out the real facts on Predators...
Question #2: Are UV lights the best way to keep my water clear?
UV clarifiers are one of the ways to keep your pond water clear, but certainly not the only way, and arguably not the natural way.
UV Lights are not how Mother Nature intended to keep your pond clear...
Question #3: Will rocks and gravel make it difficult to clean my pond?
Question #4: Can Koi be kept in a pond that also contains plants?
Question #5: How Deep must my pond be in order to keep Koi?
Question #6: How often do I need to test my pond water? Daily?
Daily water testing comes from the aquarium industry and has a lot to do with the fact that an aquarium is a much smaller body of water.
Bring Mother Nature into the picture and find out how easy it is.
Question #7: Do I have to bring my fish inside for the winter?
Fish do fine during the coldest of winters as long as you give them two feet of water to swim in, oxygenate the water, and keep a hole in the ice with a bubbler. Mother Nature can do the rest ...
Find out how your fish survive in the winter.
Question #8: Will my pond produce a lot of mosquitoes?
Question #9: Can I have a pond where there are a lot of trees?
Question #10: Can I have koi in a pond with rocks & gravel?
Question #11: Will a pond decrease the value of my home?
Everyone knows when it comes to the resale value, a swimming pool can sometimes be a deterrent. However, ponds are a different story!
Find out how real estate agents think ponds can affect your value.
Question #12: Can I use pool chemicals in my pond?
This one comes from the swimming pool industry. If chlorine is good for humans in the local swimming pool, it must be okay for fish and plants in your pond.
Think again, and find out why not to use pool chemicals.