What to do with my pond in winter

Discussion in 'Winterizing Your Pond' started by TBSam, Sep 17, 2017.

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    TBSam

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    Winter is coming up and its the first winter my ponds gonna go through.I have no fish my pond is basically more of a fountain and it has a frog spitter what are the options i can do for winter drain the water or leave it? i cant send a picture it says its too large
    can i just drain the water and remove the pumps and stuff? in winter usally becomes -10 to -20 celcius and my pond is about a shovel head deep and another part of the pond is two shovel heads deap
     
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    MitchM

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    Welcome, TBSam!
    At those temperatures, water will certainly freeze hard enough do damage to structures like rigid plumbing and concrete. Make sure you have drained or blown out all pipes where water could collect and freeze.
    If your fountain is made of concrete, it may start to break down after a few winters.
    Remove the pumps if you're not going to keep them running.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome, agree with Mitch, drain and empty.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    upload_2017-9-18_9-18-10.gif @TBSam Oh boy yes for sure drain everything out good and store removable's in a dry place.
     
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