After winter?

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I was wondering if I should drain the water from the bog after winter before starting the pumps in the spring. I know last year with my small bog the water stunk very bad almost like a sewer.
It becomes a debate weather a large amount of new well water is harder on the fish than the rank bog water from the winter.
My bog volume including gravel is as much as the pond.
 
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mrsclem

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I personally think if the water coming out smells bad, drain it. We have a 500 gallon section below our bog that flows to the pond. Several years ago, we started the pumps up not realizing that section was filled with rotted leaves. We lost 2/3s of our koi. That section is now netted in the fall!
 
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