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DE-ICING YOUR KOI POND WATER GARDEN PT. 2

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 14th, 2010 | No Comments on DE-ICING YOUR POND PT.2

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Now you’ve chosen what type of de-icer you plan to use it’s a good idea to know how to install them. It is best to place the de-icer in your pond at the time of winterizing your pond. You may not necessarily have to have it plugged in but it is staged and ready to go. The floating de-icer is best installed away from the edge of the pond as far towards the middle of pond as the cord will allow, if you have a larger pond you will want ot consider using multiple units. Many floating pond de-icers come with attachments to keep the heating element from coming in contact with pond edging or equipment.

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DE-ICING YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 6th, 2010 | 10 Comments on DE-ICING YOUR POND

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It’s that time of year here in the Northeast US that pond owners need to keep an eye on their ponds. Typically when January hits, this area will receive some sustained below freezing weather that will surely create ice on unheated ponds. Pond heaters are a pretty costly approach to controlling temperatures in the pond but they do work well. I usually recommend to my pond customers that the use of at least a de-icer should be employed by those who are not able to swing the costs of a pond heating system; this recommendation applies to pretty much ALL my customers, myself included.

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POND WINTERIZATION, HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 8th, 2009 | No Comments on POND WINTERIZATION, HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

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Labor Day weekend, the last hurrah for summer, and all our thoughts go back to…everything and everything is coming like a freight train. Back-to-school, kids sports programs, the holidays just WEEKS away, and time to winterize the pond. No, not exactly time to say goodbye to the pond yet, but we all know that the time is drawing near where for a few months here in the northeast our ponds becomes just something pretty look at. A nice waterfall running with a snowy scene behind it.

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