Category Archives: Maintenance

Bacteria… Simplified!

With four different types of Aquascape beneficial bacteria on our shelves, how do you make sense of it all? Here are some guidelines to follow when choosing bacteria at different times of the year or at different points along a pond’s lifeline: 1. When seeding a biological filter, or starting up your beneficial bacteria colony […]

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Ask The Pond Dr:  Spring Clean Up Question!

Question: I am concerned about pond clean up and the amount of “gunk” that can accumulate in the stones. If I look at it from an aquarium perspective, the gravel eventually gets full of debris even with good filtration and fish. How do you ensure that the pond can be cleaned etc. Is it better […]

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My pond is relatively small, about 700 gallons. Should I remove my pump and filters over the winter months ?

Yes, please remove your pump from the skimmer or bottom of the pond. Depending on the type of pump you have, it’s important to store it in a bucket of water to prevent seals from drying out and cracking. You can store it in a home depot bucket and leave it in the basement over winter. […]

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It’s not your imagination – it really IS getting close to pond season! This year we have a great new product that can make this time of year even easier. The new OASE PondoVac 4 is a powerful and versatile vacuum with a sleek new look for 2014! With the PondoVac 4 you can vacuum […]

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It may not look like spring out there, yet, but in two short days this long anticipated season will be upon us…at least according to the calendar! To mark the occasion of the Spring Equinox, The Pond Clinic is, once again, offering its spring start-up workshop at its retail store on both Saturday, April 12 […]

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Close Your Pond The Right Way!

The Pond Clinic’s service department closes a lot of ponds every fall, and we have drawn upon their experience to help you when closing your own pond. This October 5th, from 10am to noon, at The Pond Clinic Water Garden Centre, we will be holding our “Close Your Pond Right in Fall” Workshop. Tickets are […]

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Here is a simple checklist and video to help you put together everything you need to do a Spring Pond Clean-out! “ Water Treatment Supplies: Pond Detoxifier         Pond Starter Bacteria         Sludge and Filter Cleaner         Pond Plant Fertilizer Tabs         EcoBlast™ […]

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