We’ve had Second Summer (or is it Third?) for the last few weeks but the weather people are predicting rain and cooler temps for the next week or so. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. Water temps are still in the high 80’s to low 90’s, depending on the shade, so you can keep feeding. However, with cool nights coming our way, it will lower the temps dramatically. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to switch to a cold water food now if you have some on hand. If not, we currently have it in stock. This food is lower in protein and higher in carbohy-drates so it is easier for the fish to digest and the first ingredient is usually wheat germ or spirolina .
I’m going to leave this picture again as a reminder that now is the time to net your pond to keep leaves from accumulating and de-composing all winter long. “How do I get rid of the leaves in the bot-tom of my pond?" is the number one question raised at Spring Startup Class. If you let them fall in the water, you are creating work for yourself or driving up the cost if you have someone else do the work of opening your pond for the season in the Spring.
Speaking of classes, our last one of the season is this coming Saturday, October 5 at 10am., “How to Winterize Your Pond”. As always, there is no need to register in advance and there is no fee. Since we train indoors, it’s going to happen rain or shine.
It’s Pond Dollar Redemption time! Throughout the entire month of October you may redeem any Pond Dollars you have earned this past year. Currently, you may earn one Pond Dollar for every ten dol-lars you spend in the store and ten Pond Dollars for every class you attend. We are changing the rules for 2020 and will be an-nouncing them in the Novem-ber issue of this newsletter, we’re still working out the de-tails.
Our Fiscal Year ends on October 31 so we will be closed Thursday the 24th through Saturday the 26th for inventory. We will reopen for business on Tuesday October 29. I’m sorry for any incon-venience this may cause but it is a necessary part of doing business.
Always be humble and kind
I try to keep up with what people are doing to solve their pond problems by following sev-eral groups on Facebook and through the internet. An interesting tip I ran across was to use a large, thick sheet of Styrofoam on the pond to provide shade when you remove all your floating plants and cut back the others. This can also be helpful in holding the net up to keep it from sagging down into the water when heavy with leaves. Has anyone ever tried this?
Classes SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SCHEDULECheck the schedule for start times. All classes are free and open to the public. No advance registration required. More classes added each month. One Pond Dollar awarded for each class. Attendees receive a 10% discount on all purchases that day. We train rain or shine in the only indoor pond training facility in the U.S.
Military (Active or Retired) and Water Garden Club members
receive a 10% discount
(If you remember to tell us up front! Not after you’ve already paid.)
Valid for Pond Pro Shop purchases only