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Installing a Disappearing Waterfall

If you’re one of the many homeowners who want to learn how to install a disappearing waterfall, the information on this page is going to be incredibly helpful.

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How to Install a Garden Pond

We have compiled all of the important information you should have at hand if you are ready to create your water garden.

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Help Your Pond Shine All Summer with Pond Lights

LED pond lights and pond lighting systems provide beautiful, any time illumination for your pond.

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How to Choose the Right Fish for Your Backyard Pond

Koi and Goldfish are the top fish for pond gardens. Here are some things that should be considered before buying fish for your pond.

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Pond To-Do List for Spring

Spring is on the horizon and with it comes seasonal pond maintenance. Here are some steps you can take to make sure you have the pond you desire in time for the warm weather.

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Wait, I’m Supposed to Stop Feeding My Fish during Winter?

This is a question I hear from many first-time pond owners because there is a lot of confusion around the topic of feeding fish in wintertime.

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Prevent Your Pond from Icing Over with Pond De-Icers

One of the biggest concerns pond owners face each winter is how to keep their fish alive when the temperatures plummet, and pond de-icers are an essential part of doing so.

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Winter Care of Water Lilies

Once winter approaches and the water temperature of the pond drops, the hardy lilies automatically go dormant.

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10 Flowers that Really Shine in the Fall

Backyard water and flower gardens often go hand in hand. If you are someone who enjoys creating a beautiful outdoor space, tending these gardens is probably something you look forward to.

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Promote Pond Health: Purchase a Pond Skimmer This Season

Make sure your pond stays clean and healthy by purchasing and installing a quality pond skimmer this season.

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How Do I Fix a Tear in My Pond Liner?

Have you noticed the water levels in your pond dropping or large patches of wet areas around it? If so, there is a good chance you have a leak in your pond liner.

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Pond Liner Installation

Outline the shape of your pond with a shovel, adding an extra 1′ in all dimensions. Be sure to slope the side of your pond to add stability; after all soil is removed check carefully that the top edges of the pond are level – they must be level before you begin to install the pond liner.

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Pressurized Pond Filters Provide Plenty of Benefits for Your Pond

By now you all know the benefit of pond filters: They help keep your pond clean by getting rid of various kinds of debris and biological waste.

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Clean Your Pond the Easy Way with Pond Vacuums

Pond vacuums are some of the most popular pond supplies, because they are convenient, easy to use and make cleaning your pond a snap.

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Why Pond Pumps and Pond De-Icers Can’t be Friends

Your pond pump and your pond de-icers. Both essential parts of your backyard water garden. Both incredibly important to you. Both necessary for your pond life’s health and happiness.

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Getting Your Pond Ready for Spring

Although your garden and lawn may require fairly aggressive makeovers once spring arrives, your backyard pond requires a gentler and more subtle approach to get it in shape for warmer weather.

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Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your Backyard Pond?

Summer is the perfect time to get the most out of your pond. Whether it’s a traditional water garden, a koi pond or a disappearing waterfall, warm weather practically begs you to sit outside and enjoy your creation.

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The Power of Cold Weather Fish Food

Because of the lack of metabolism, your pond fish's digestive systems can’t process large amounts of food, or food that has high levels of protein.

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Incorporating Your Pond into Your Landscape

Adding a pond to the backyard sounds like a great idea. In fact, this addition to the landscape will increase the beauty of the outdoor space.

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What Pond Filter Media Can Do for You

Your pond filter is responsible for filtering out the harmful waste, chemicals and toxins that would otherwise make it difficult for your pond life to survive.

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Seasonal Pond Pump Maintenance

Taking care of your pump is not a one-time endeavor. It’s important to do seasonal pond pump maintenance to make sure that it your machine is properly prepared for the conditions that come with changing temperatures.

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Product Spotlight: Pond Lighting

Pond lighting can completely transform your backyard water garden. Whether you choose subtle underwater white lights for a warm glow or color changing spotlights to really liven up the space.

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What Your Pond Liner Does for You

Pond liners keep your backyard water garden functioning effectively – whether you have fish, plant life or both.

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Test and Treat Your Pond Water Today

It is important to give your pond a fresh start this season by cleaning out the old, dirty water and filling it with fresh, treated water.

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When to Add Water to Your Pond

Knowing when it is time to add water to your pond is as important to maintaining overall pond health as having the right pond supplies.

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The Water Garden Balancing Act

Too many fish can cause problems in your water garden. A general rule of thumb for most water gardens is 1 inch of fish for every ten gallons of pond water.

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Tropical Water Lilies

Tropical water lilies are by far my favorite aquatic plant. Even though they are an annual plant, their performance still make them an excellent investment in your water garden. What makes them so great?

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All About your Pond’s Ecosystem: Food Chain

Your backyard pond is more than just a hole filled with water and fish. It’s a living, breathing ecosystem.

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All About your Pond’s Ecosystem: Pond Supplies

In order to keep the pond life in your ecosystem safe, including the fish, frogs, healthy bacteria, etc. that live there, you’ll need the proper pond supplies to ensure a healthy home.

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Placing Your Floating Pond De-Icer: It’s Easier Than You Think

The role they pond de-icers in keeping your fish healthy throughout winter is second to none.

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Prep Your Pond for the Spring

Now is the time to get your pond into shape. Here’s are some helpful suggestions that will make your pond even better this year.

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How to Keep Your Pond Pump from Clogging this Fall

During the fall, your pund pump has to work extra hard to try to combat all the leaves, sticks and other falling debris bombarding your pond on a daily basis.

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What makes backyard ponds so beautiful

A backyard can often times be an overlooked part of your property. However, if you take the time to turn this area into the paradise you’ve always dreamed of, you’ll never have to go far for a vacation from your everyday.

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Utilize Pond Filters for a Healthy and Happy Pond This Season

As any successful pond owner knows, the key to having a healthy pond is to have a clean pond.

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Quick Fixes for Your Pond Pump

If your pond pump starts malfunctioning, this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to purchase a replacement. Some of the problems that occur have a quick fix, and you may be able to take care of them on your own.

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Pond Lighting FAQs

Lighting of a pond can add to the aesthetic appeal as well as make it easy to enjoy when it’s dark out.

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Creating a Seam with 3” Quickseam Splice Tape in your Pond Liner

Pond liner is essential to your pond or water feature. Learn how to create a seam using Quickseam Splice Tape.

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Install a Repair Patch Using a PondGard EPDM Liner Repair Kit

If you have a water feature that uses liner, at some point you will probably get a hole in it due to a sharp ended rock, a rodent, or anything else. We lay out how to fix that unwanted hole.

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Installing a Quickseam Pre-Molded Pipe Boot or Flashing

If you have large PVC pipe going through your liner, using a Quickseam Pre-Molded Pipe Boot is a fast, easy way to install it.

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Installing a Flashing Around Pipes

If you have large PVC pipe going through your liner, using Flashing is a fast, easy way to install it.

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Priming Cover Strip Tape for Continuation to the Next Roll

Sometimes the seam you will need to make is longer than the length of Cover Strip Tape that comes on a roll. See how to continue your seam with a new roll of Cover Strip Tape.

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Removing a “Fish Mouth” Gap From a Quickseam Cover Strip

When your EPDM Liner gets stretched a little, it could cause a pucker or "Fish Mouth" on the edge while seaming your liner. See how to fix this problem quickly and easily.

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Removing an Air Bubble from a Tape Seam

Sometimes when you are splicing or patching a liner, you will get a bubble. See how to deal with that annoying bubble and produce a water tight seal.

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How Pond Kits Make Your Life Easier

With written instructions and all the supplies needed for a clear, healthy pond, these kits take the guesswork out of building and cleaning your koi pond.

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Controlling Algae

The most common problem experienced by pond owners is algae. Of all the technical questions we are asked, questions about algae in the pond is far and away the most common topic.

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Tips for Treating Sick Backyard Pond Fish

Most backyard pond fish are able to fight off disease organisms that are constantly present in their environment. But fish that are under stress have a harder time fighting off infection.

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Attracting the Right Critters to your Backyard Pond

Our ecosystem is shared by all kinds of amazing creatures. Unfortunately, not all of them are very good for our backyard pond and gardens!

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Pond Heaters vs. Pond De-Icer – What’s the Difference?

When it comes to winter pond supplies, one of the most important pieces you can buy is a pond heater. Or is it a pond de-icer? Wait a minute…

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How to Attract Dragonflies to your Yard

Dragonflies are one of those insects that people actually build a garden and backyard pond with the intention of attracting.

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Top 5 tips for keeping cool in the summer sun

Summer is about to be in full swing! Is your pond ready? While you may know the basics of summer pond care, it’s important that you pay attention to all the hazards your pond faces when the sun starts to shine.

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How to Get Your Pond Ready for Winter: Part 1

Whether we like to admit it or not, winter is rapidly approaching. Most homeowners know how to get their yards ready for the cold months ahead, but they sometimes struggle to achieve the same level of preparation for their ponds.

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How to Get Your Pond Ready for Winter: Part 2

Today I’m going to be talking about the role of pond filters and pond pumps during the winter. If you’re lucky enough to live in an area that doesn’t get freezing temperatures, this won’t apply much to you.

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How to Get Your Pond Ready for Winter: Part 3

In my final post on pond winterization, I will be discussing how to properly prepare your fish and plant life for the cold months ahead.

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Spring Pond Maintenance – Water Care

Spring pond maintenance does not only mean cleaning. Your pond water is part of a delicate ecosystem, and after it’s been dormant all winter, you’ll want to take special care when you’re making changes for spring.

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Spring Pond Maintenance – Water Care

After a difficult winter, the weather is finally breaking, and these warmer evenings and weekends are the perfect time to start thinking about de-winterizing your pond.

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Hot Weather Pond Tips

While many of us embrace the summer heat after a long, cold winter and get excited to spend time outdoors with our gardens and backyard ponds, the heat can actually pose some problems for our fish.

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Top 3 Fall Pond Supplies to Keep Handy

Fall is a beautiful time of year; the leaves are changing, sunny crisp days turn into cool nights filled with bonfires and other fun activities. But part of that fall allure is the leaves dropping to the ground

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Install a disappearing fountain basin

If you’re looking for the perfect way to spice up your yard or garden this summer, you may want to consider installing a disappearing fountain basin.

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Purchasing a pond filter: why it’s a must-have item

If you’re building your first pond, you’re going to need to get a filter. If you’ve had your pond for years, you need to make sure your filter is still working properly. If not, a new model will need to be purchased.

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Cleaning Your Pond Pumps: Why, How and When

Since the pump is the heart of your water garden and is the most likely component to stop working, lets talk about how to clean them, how to care for them and how to make sure they work effectively in your pond for years to come.

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Hit a Break in the Weather? Get out Your Leaf Net

If you catch a warm day this winter season, get out your leaf net and get busy!

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Aerate Your Pond with an Air Pump This Winter

Air pumps help maintain adequate oxygen levels in your pond, even when your fish’s metabolic rates reach their absolute lowest.

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Fish Feeding Tips for Winter Weather

As the weather turns colder and the air temperature begins to drop, the fish in your backyard pond need to go on a cold water fish food diet.

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How to Clean Up After a Storm

There is nothing worse than a dirty koi pond. And if there is rain in your forecast, all you can do is cross your fingers and hope Mother Nature decides to be kind.

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Spring Start Up Guide

The coming of spring also means the cleaning of your garden pond and preparing it for the long season ahead.

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Spring Ahead with Entry-Level Backyard Pond Kits

By purchasing an entry-level pond kit, you can guarantee that you have all the pond supplies you need to get the job done right.

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Put the Spring Back in Your Yard with Spring Pond Supplies

The second the snow melts and the temperature starts to change, it’s time for you to prepare your pond for the warmer months ahead.

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Making the Transition to Pond Filtering

You know you should have installed a pond filter long ago, but you just never got around to it.

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Waterfall Design

One of the most important pieces of your new pond is the sound of the waterfall.

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Building Water Features for Wildlife

Not only will you still get the benefits you enjoy out of a backyard pond, but the local wildlife will thank you and you’ll get a great up-close view of some colorful creatures!

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