Labeling Waterlilies Over Winter


addy1

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Do you all live in cold climates with your pump shut down for 4-5 months??
I usually shut off from Oct to March or so, sometimes sooner sometimes later. Everything does just fine.
 
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This is a completely foreign concept to me and will take some adjustment. But I will try it next year and report back. Do you all live in cold climates with your pump shut down for 4-5 months??


You'll get used to it! I suggest doing so with a large favorite libation and a knowing smirk! (might take a year of acceptance, but that smirk WILL come! Just ask PJ!)


I used to shut my pump down (8 years) and they did fine; now, I leave one pump going for surface agitation; not for oxygenation as much as making sure no ice ever forms (helps me get the pond going sooner in the spring!). Last year, I also kep the bog going but it wasn't really covered by the tent--this year, that's my next experiment!
 
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My bog is too big, too much surface area, cools the pond big time. My pump external, if power went out it could freeze and running that much water through the bog one ice dam and the pond is empty.

So for me all shut down for the winter, a nice no running water time. Nothing suffers due to no running water. I only put in a pond breather to keep gas exchange going, if we happen to get ice on the pond. Used to but have had short term ice recently.
 

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