another winter question

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    gemrock2

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    It's been so warm so far this season I restarted my pump and filter. If it's a relatively mild winter will it hurt to keep them running all winter? I have a deicer but do I still need to keep the water moving? at once :goldfish: :goldfish: but I'm stll in the learning stage. Thanks, Mary.
     
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    just from my experience,i unhook the filter but keep my pump running 24/7 in the winter.i take the fountain head off and just let the water run back in the pond in a big stream.it keeps an opening in the ice and puts in some aireation i don't think the water will warm up enough to need a filter this time of year.this seems to work for me.
     
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    I agree, aeration and water movement is important.
     
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