End of season satisfaction!

peter hillman

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This has been a great ponding year for me, had no issues with the pond, spent 0 $ except some pellet food. Water was clear, algae was minimal, no mysterious fish deaths or unwanted visitors even. Couldn't be more satisfied with it. Relaxation is the main reason I have a pond and this season was wonderful.. To those of you that did have struggles, there's always next year and I wish you luck. I'm so glad sissy didn't fill in her water hole.:)
 
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Good to hear you had a good year Peter.

Things went well for me this year too except for the fact it was so hot outside I didn't want to spend time working around the pond.

One thing that was odd for me is that my water lettuce and hyacinth didn't do well for some reason this year. I normally have to thin it out all summer because it grows/multiplies so well. And then at the end of the season i pull a lot of big plants and have to get rid of them. This year that didn't happen. My hyacinth bloomed once and Im not even sure it multiplied at all. The water lettuce multiplied but never really took off like it has in the past for me.

I may not bother with them again in the future.
 
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Same here @peter hillman and the gorgeous fall weather has extended our pond season well into November. We finally got our first frost last night, which hopefully will end the season for the mosquitoes! More wonderful weather coming in the next week.

Building a pond was one of the best things we could have done to add relaxation and a sense of peace to our home and yard.
 
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...We finally got our first frost last night, which hopefully will end the season for the mosquitoes! More wonderful weather coming in the next week.

Building a pond was one of the best things we could have done to add relaxation and a sense of peace to our home and yard.

Funny you mention about mosquitoes.
They have been a rarity here for the last couple of years. I almost forgot about them.
I fear they will come back one of these years with a vengeance!

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I too am glad @sissy, stuck with her ponding. Me too, at the beginning of the summer, my grief over losing Dad, was so strong, I thought about not having the pond. I'm glad I stuck with it, I didn't do as much with it, but there's always next year :)
 

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I've had a great ponding year too. After the Winter disaster a couple years back where I lost many of my fish, I've had no problems. I've been able to fully enjoy the pond all year long and now I'm hoping for another successful Winter and looking forward to Spring.
 

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Except for the deer plunging into the pond it was a calm pond summer, like usual. Mine takes very little care.
 

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Gosh I wish I could say the same .Great year until the dog .Seems to be my motto :(Still debating on what to do .The guy just vanished ,all I have is his name
 
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Gosh I wish I could say the same .Great year until the dog .Seems to be my motto :(Still debating on what to do .The guy just vanished ,all I have is his name

Sissy, do you think you'll have to replace the liner?
 

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Gosh I wish I could say the same .Great year until the dog .Seems to be my motto :(Still debating on what to do .The guy just vanished ,all I have is his name

@sissy, it might be more than the great deals you get on liners, but you might want to look into the bend tarp and liner company. I used ppl36, it has survived a lot of deer hooves, esp that one deer that was trapped in the pond under the net. She dug her hooves in trying to get out, I could see the marks she made, no damage at all. I did have a dog in it at one time, again no damage. It is tougher than epdm, does not slice as easy.

It is lighter than the epdm liner.
 
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We had a good year too. No major pond problems... the biggest project, as always, was just keeping up with algae growth if it flared up. But other than that, the aquatic plants did well, there were no water quality issues and the koi are healthy and happy. I have the leaf net over the pond to keep most of the autumn debris out of the water and the de-icers are out of storage and ready to drop in if needed.
 

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I can see the slit it the folds on the one corner of the pond .I guess the folds maybe made it more easy to damage .Not sure what I will do but moved some of the fish to the other house the other night . Mike took 4 of them over
 
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This has been a great ponding year for me, had no issues with the pond, spent 0 $ except some pellet food. Water was clear, algae was minimal, no mysterious fish deaths or unwanted visitors even. Couldn't be more satisfied with it. Relaxation is the main reason I have a pond and this season was wonderful.. To those of you that did have struggles, there's always next year and I wish you luck. I'm so glad sissy didn't fill in her water hole.:)

Sounds great! I had the same kind of year! Still feeding as temps still 60F. All is good !!!
 

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I looked yesterday and my fish have eaten all the good muck off the liner and water temp. is 64 degrees .I was a little surprised by that temp. I checked all 3 thermometers and all were around 64 degrees .
 

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