With winter weather quickly arriving, it is essential to get your pond properly prepared for the chilly months ahead. The fish and other aquatic life in your pond require extra special attention as temperatures continue dropping. If you’ll remember from my previous Pondliner blog post on solving your pond’s winter woes, I discussed how decomposing pond matter removes oxygen from the water and releases toxic gasses that can become trapped in your pond when it freezes over in winter.
When a situation such as this arises, your fish are in danger of dying due to a lack of oxygen. You can use a pond heater to create a hole in your iced-over pond to allow proper gas exchange, but it would be in your very best interest to purchase an air pump as well, especially if your main pond pump is shut down for winter.
Pondliner air pumps help maintain adequate oxygen levels in your pond, even when your fish’s metabolic rates reach their absolute lowest. Guaranteeing that your fish receive the proper amount of oxygen is essential to ensuring their survival through the cold winter months.
Be sure to choose an air pump that is big enough to pump air to the bottom of your pond. As the weather gets colder, your fish will gravitate to the lowest parts of your pond to stay warm, so there is no sense in buying an air pump that won’t reach those depths. The specifications of each air pump will note the maximum pond size it should be used for as well as the pond depth it can reach.
To get the most out of your air pump, check out Pondliner’s selection of aeration replacement parts and accessories. We have everything you need to keep your pond’s air pump functioning effectively.