The Life of Koi: Understanding The Upkeep of Koi Ponds And Water Gardens
Chapter II: Spring Is Here, What Do I Do Now?
Spring is here! That means the days are getting longer, the birds are chirping, flowers blooming and your pond is full of leaves and gunk! What’s going on? Well, in the Spring the water begins to warm up and we can see our ponds begin to come to life. This week our team have started cleaning the pondless features outside our office. Spring is an important time to get the pond going in the right direction for a rewarding season.
Anything you have done to winterize your pond, can be undone. You can turn on your pump, if you turned it off. Once the water temperature gets up to 50 degrees you can feed your fish again. Feed
cold weather food until the water reaches 60 degrees at which point you can move to your full season feeding program.
pondless features’ pumps can be turned on. You can use a pond vacuum to remove leaves and gunk from your pond. You can add your water plants back into the pond.
I spent the morning watching some of my teammates working on cleaning and maintaining one of our pondless features up and running. I have posted the pictures below with instructions and product suggestions.
The team at Anjon used
Rescue Rock and Waterfall Scrubber, which breaks down debris that forms on rocks and submerged surfaces. It controls and prevents a broad spectrum of debris that forms in water gardens, waterfalls, fountains and standing water. It’s a powerful oxidation reaction is fast-acting and effective; noticeable results in as little as 48 hours.
Anjon Rock and Waterfall Scrubber works as your strongest line of defense to quickly and safely remove debris from rocks, waterfalls, streams and anywhere else build-up has occurred. If used on a regular basis you could reduce your pond maintenance. Anjon Rock and Waterfall Scrubber is fish safe, as it dissolves in the water. The fish-safe product also restores a natural electrolyte balance to the pond with a slight buffering effect to help prevent dangerous pH swing. Anjon Rock and Waterfall Scrubber contains no harmful detergents or other chemicals.
- Use 1 ounce (2tbsp) per 10 sq.ft.Sprinkle a thin layer directly onto the problem area in the pond.
For best results use a powerwasher to clean your water feature.
Note for best results use a powerwasher to clean your water feature.
If you don't have a powerwasher a wire brush will work as well.
- Important Turn off pumps when treating streams and waterfalls.
- Use as a routine maintence on ponds to keep surface area clean.