Will whomever is doing the rain dance please stop! We’ve had a enough, at least for a little while. Oklahoma has had 18.03 inches in the last 30 days, that’s up 12.65 inches above our normal rainfall for the month. Here in North Shawnee, we’ve only had 7.79 inches according to the Oklahoma Mesonet but at my house in town we’ve had over 10 inches this past month. It’s enough that I’m going to need grass carp to take care of my lawn.
Buying new equipment for your pond can be an experi-ence. We try to make it less difficult by carrying a wide variety of products to suit every pond and every pocketbook. One of the things that seems extremely difficult to wrap your head around is the pond vacuum. I read an interesting ar-ticle recently about the stages of life of a new piece of equipment. The author goes through the Reverence (this thing really works) Curi-osity (why didn’t I buy this sooner) Determination (I’m really going to use this regularly) and several other stages to arrive at the conclu-sion that the savings far outweighed the cost. I’ve noticed the same things with our customers who have purchased a pond vac. Those who have followed through and used it regularly swear by it and those who have left it in the shed all summer swear at it. I remind everyone who buys one that to get the best benefits, the vac must be used and the more it is used, the less it will be needed and therefore it will take less and less time each use. We have three sizes and they all do the same thing...save you time and money. Less work to improve your water quality and less money on pond cleanings, water, and chemicals. Come check them out.
I know with all the rain and dreary weather we’ve had it’s hard to get excited about your backyard but the Sun is going to shine. I promise, and if you’ve done your homework or come to class, you’ll be ready. Don’t forget our free classes! We’ll have one this weekend on pond building. No registration and no fee, just show up.
Hoping for a Sun-shiny June!
Always be humble and kind
If you haven’t changed your UV light bulb in two years, it’s past due and I’ll bet you’re hav-ing some green water issues. Bulbs from all manufacturers are rated for 9000 hours of use. That’s one year of continual use or two summers if you turn it off during the winter. If you turn it off, remember to clean it early in the spring, the glass sleeve must be cleaned annually at least to allow the light to penetrate and get to the algae.
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