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Pond Myths & The Truth About Ponds
Pond Myth #1: Predators will eat all of your 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...
Pond Myth #2: UV lights are the best way to keep your 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...
Pond Myth #3: The rocks and gravel make it difficult to clean your pond.
Pond Myth #4: Koi can't be kept in a pond that also contains plants.
Pond Myth #5: Pond must be at least three-feet deep in order to keep koi.
Pond Myth #6: Your pond water must be tested on a daily basis.
Pond Myth #7: You have to bring your 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.
Pond Myth #8: Having a pond means you will have a lot of mosquitoes.
Pond Myth #9: You cannot have a pond where there are a lot of trees.
Pond Myth #10: You can't have koi in a pond with rocks & gravel.
Pond Myth #11: Having a pond may decrease the value of your 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.
Pond Myth #12: It's okay to use pool chemicals in your 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.