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Should I shut down my pump or leave it running? My pond is 10x12 and 3 ft at the deepest part. I have five small goldfish, cattails, and elephant ears. The water lettuce and hibiscus will definitely die. Suggestions?
Thanks, Deanna
 
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What area do you live in? I shut mine down, my pump is external.
 
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Really depends on where you are located, how much you desire to interact with your pond during the winter months, what sort of plumbing you have and what your fish/plant load is like in relationship to your climate area. I've always run my pumps 24/7/365, both here in NC (zone 7a) and previously in the Chicago suburbs (zone 5a) But, I always have to be keeping an eye on things, pond-wise, during the cold months.
 

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Have always kept my ponds running year round. However, I have always setup my waterfalls so they can’t ice dam and divert Water out of the pond.
 
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I am in NC. My husband heard that we should shut it down. In the last 7 years, I have kept it running. It is internal. Thanks!
 

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