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Pond Maintenance

Pond Maintenance 101 Keeping Your Pond Clean

Most people have poor water quality and extra algae in their water gardens for one main reason; they don't do enough regular maintenance to keep their pond from turning into a green mess. Ponds need to be treated just like aquariums, and require weekly maintenance…
Butch
January 31, 2024
Concrete Ponds

Choosing a Concrete Sealer

There are many types of concrete pond sealers on the market today and the biggest problem for anyone looking for one is to know how to find the best product suited for the project at hand. You can search the internet and find a huge…
Butch
January 10, 2024
General Tips

Is Epoxy Toxic to Fish?

Is epoxy toxic to fish? That is a very valid question, is it not? There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind when trying to ensure you have aquarium safe epoxy, especially if you’re building a water feature that is going…
Butch
January 7, 2024
Concrete Ponds

Rough vs. Smooth Concrete

The surface area you apply Pond Shield to when you are smoothing concrete should be smooth in order to get the full coverage of each kit. The best way to explain this is to compare a ready to coat surface to that of 60-grit sandpaper.…
Butch
January 2, 2024
Rubber and Plastic LinersHow To

Patching a Pond Liner

Ok, so you have a hole in your pond liner now.  That is just what you needed, a pond liner to patch. Not to mention, the hole is probably somewhere near the bottom of the liner.  And why should it not be? It is a…
Butch
December 18, 2023
Wood Ponds

Wooden Pond Structure Construction Materials

When you have decided to make a woodpond structure in this instance, the next step is to research they style they are going to build so that they may further educate themselves in any of the idiosyncrasies that may revolve around their project. I talk…
Butch
October 12, 2023
Guest ArticlesFountains

Pond Aerators Vs Pond Fountains

Have you ever walked past an office building and noticed a pond on the property? If so, have you also noticed the pond fountains? You have probably also taken a mental note of how these Pond Fountains add a unique visual allure to the pond.…
Butch
September 16, 2023
Guest Articles

Making a Garden Pond With a Pond Liner

A pond liner is a flexible waterproof membrane that covers the floor and the sides of a pond excavation. There are several different kinds to choose from. Polyethylene is useful when sandwiched between two layers of soil, while PVC, composition and rubber liners are the…
Butch
August 15, 2023
Wood PondsGeneral Tips

Building a Wooden Pond or Tank

I have seen people build wooden pond and holding tanks that looked great, only to see them leak like a sieve. For those of you that do not know what a sieve is, it is a meshed kitchen instrument used for straining liquids. You get…
Butch
July 15, 2023