I'll be building a new pond in the spring. It will be 14" above ground and a total of 42" deep. 11' x 9'. I want to use a bog filter the entire length of the 9' side, 2' wide but above the pond and overhanging the pond by 1'. The above ground part of the pond and the bog will be wood with an...
Our design will allow us to bypass the falls and dump directly back into the pond. I hadn't thought of that.
Also, we have lived here for 8 years and I can count on one hand the times we've lost power. And the longest it has been off is an hour when a transformer blew.
This is what I needed to hear. I try to keep my pond as I keep my yard - as natural as possible.
I don't deadhead and cut back in the fall. The birds eat the seeds and I get surprise volunteers in the spring. I don't use chemicals. I have a yard full of wildlife. I hear people lamenting...
I haven't decided if I will keep my pump running through winter or just use the bubblers and a heater.
In any event, what happens to my beneficial bacteria I've been growing? Does it die in winter? If I take out my pump and filter, will I have to grow new bacteria in the spring?