Welcome and won't you have to protect that filter from freezing .
I am going to run pump year round.......we are in zone 7A here in Jackson we rarely get into single digits here.....plan on next winter to throttle the main drain down where the bulk of the water will go through the skimmerWelcome and won't you have to protect that filter from freezing .
Thanks for the info.... already purchased my API master test kit......PH is at close to 7.0.... 0 chlorine....0 ammonia ..... 0 nitrates .....While you're waiting for spring to add fish, put some ammonia (non-sudsy) in your pond now, that will establish a biofilm that will process the waste from your fish when you do put them in.
You can get straight ammonia from the grocery store for a couple of dollars. Follow the dosing instructions in my signature below.
It's a very simple process.
Make sure you measure the pond water quality parameters before you put the fish in. API offers an inexpensive pond water test kit.
Post any questions you have.
Just a quick question since you have a Savio skimmer....I am thinking I need to put an overflow pipe to control the level.... now everytime it rains and the level overshoots the basketWelcome Jimmy Your pond looks great , looks like you did some research before building. Where are you located and what type of fish do you plan on having?
I don't have an over flow pipe, as my pond has a low edge for run off, when too full. Is there an area of your pond you could add an over flow, if not, perhaps your idea would workJust a quick question since you have a Savio skimmer....I am thinking I need to put an overflow pipe to control the level.... now everytime it rains and the level overshoots the basket
and filter and leaves end up in my pump strainer..... was thinking about putting a small pipe via a bulkhead fitting in the skimmer to keep the level so that the basket will catch leaves..... wondering your opinion.... Thanks
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