Please share photos of your covered pond

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    audioenvy

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    Well there are a ton of different web cam / security cam / surveillance cam options out there. I felt overwhelmed by the choices. I purchased a Netgear product but it's new enough that I can't recommend it yet. It's indoor/outdoor and is fully wireless.
     
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    I bought my set off ebay 89 dollars and 4 cameras .I can see it on cell phone and tablet when I want to .Just make sure when you have wireless or wired that you watch that you don't get hacked .The watch to see when yu are coming and going and try to see if you have indoor cameras .I dismantled my camera on my puter .A friend of mine is puter expert and I could not believe how easy he makes it sound .Sad it is for our safety but can put our safety at risk also .
     
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    I worked on my camera angles this morning.

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    Actual photo from one of the cameras instead of just a screen grab from my phone:

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    I wish I was technologically smart!
     
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    You don't need to be tech smart to work with some of the security systems Gemma. Ours is an 8 camera wired system that runs to the DVR receiver. We have an old 22" monitor we watch the cameras on. Setting it up to watch on phone & laptop did take some time but it has saved the ponds on several occasions.
     
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    Night vision photos are pretty fun as well:

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    The one I bought was elec and now it is 59 dollars on ebay .I bought a second set when the price went down and bought a set for the other house .Each of mine has 4 cameras .I have been happy with them ..I did get one replacement camera that had wider angle and could zoom and had more LED'S so I could see the mail box at night and during the day it was 8.99 .That was after things were stolen from my mailbox
     
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    What happens to the frogs if I cover the pond? the frogs usually come out of the pond in the evening and cross our drive, then they return before sunrise, not sure when they stop for the year, but they are still doing so
     
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    I left a couple of small gaps in sides of the plastic cover over the waterfall because I have lots of birds that come for a drink. They are able to hop in and out. I'm not sure if a frog would be that smart.
     
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    Thank you all for your contribution to this thread, I'll have my husband read all this, and then it'll be up to him to decide whether to cover the pond or not
     
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    Believe me if frogs want in they will get in no matter what
     
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    We put the Sunbubble up today. I couldn't believe how fast it warmed up inside. We positioned it off-center of the pond with the most room near the zippered entrance so I can get in there if I need to pull the submersible.

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    @MoonShadows looks so cute and leaves room for you to walk inside it...too bad it would never work for my pond!

    I wonder if it would make much difference if we covered just the top shelf where the falls are and leave the main pond uncovered so that we can keep an eye on it...I wonder if covering the top and the falls would prevent it from freezing
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    No doubt on sunny days the part under the Sunbubble will be much warmer, but if you get a few days where it is overcast and very cold, I'm not sure.
     
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    It's going to prevent a lot of evaporative cooling, for sure. Plus, it looks fantastic!!
     
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    This morning I can't even see into the Sunbubble. Evaporation during the night turned to frost on the inside of the bubble.
     
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    You might consider putting a couple space heaters inside the bubble.
     
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    Not sure if I want to do that unless I get some really cold days that I would need something like that. I did open 3 of the little vents (you can see them near the top on the first pic above).

    I also just bought an Ambient Weather WS-0416 8-Channel Wireless Thermo-Hygrometer for my greenhouse...in fact it was just delivered about 5 minutes ago. It came with one sensor, but the base station can display up to 8 sensors. When I set it up in the greenhouse, if it is accurate, and I like it, I think I will get another sensor to put in the bubble to measure the temp/humidity in there.
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