As the winter season quickly approaches in Connecticut, and the temperatures begin to drop, now is the time to begin your CT winter pond maintenance services in order to keep your pond healthy throughout the frigid winter season. The freezing temperatures that will envelop your pond this winter, will most likely provide a solid ice sheet covering, which is detrimental to the health and survival of your fish and plants.
The custom pond and water feature design and installation technicians at Normal Aquatics provide pond maintenance services to many clients throughout the Hartford, New Haven, and Fairfield County area and beyond. We have complied a list of tips that can assist you in maintaining a healthy pond throughout the winter season.
- Install a De-icer system in your pond. It is crucial to have a de-icer installed in your backyard pond before the temperatures drop below freezing levels. When a pond is covered in ice, toxic gases caused by the breakdown of organic materials can accumulate, lowering the levels of oxygen in the water. A properly installed de-icer will create an opening in the ice, which will allow your pond to receive the necessary levels of oxygen, that will allow the living elements to remain healthy throughout the winter.
- Install an aerator in your pond. An aerator keeps your water in motion and injects it with oxygen, which will help the water of your pond resist freezing. The water circulation that an aerator provides is essential to the health of your fish and plants during the winter season. Aeration increases oxygen levels and helps prevent ice from forming, which as we mentioned earlier will increase the health of your ponds inhabitants during the winter season.
- Remove snow accumulation and yard debris from the surface of your pond. It is very important for sunlight to have the ability to penetrate the ice layer and produce oxygen. If there is a layer of snow, leaves, branches, and other types of debris over the ice, it will make it very difficult for the plants in your pond to produce the appropriate levels of oxygen in order for your fish to remain healthy.
By following the tips mentioned in this article, you will greatly improve the overall health of your pond during the long and un-forgiving Connecticut winter season. You have most likely invested a great deal of time and money in developing your back yard pond, which is why it is essential to provide the necessary winter maintenance services in order to protect that investment.
If you do not have the time or energy to provide proper winter maintenance to your pond, why not leave it to the professionals at Normal Aquatics. The Normal Aquatics pond maintenance team is highly trained in performing all necessary tasks involved in properly maintaining a pond. Normal Aquatics can create a program that fits anyone’s Pond Service requirements and budget. We can service and maintain your pond twice weekly, weekly, bi- weekly, or monthly. You can contact us directly at (203) 292-5922 for a free consultation and estimate!
Normal Aquatics of Fairfield, Connecticut provides custom aquarium installations, aquarium maintenance and repair, and custom pond installations. Our service area includes the following towns in Connecticut and surrounding areas Stamford, Greenwich, Hartford, New London, Danbury, Norwalk, Milford, New Haven, Long Island, Westchester County New York, White Plains New York, New York City, Northern New Jersey, and all of New England. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!