What are the best algae control methods?
Plant heavily (especially in full sun), use a skimmer to bag debris, add bacteria, don’t overfeed fish, fix leaks, control run-off, but most of all relax. Algae is a natural part of the ponds ecosystem. A new pond may turn green until the biological filter has a chance to grow sufficient bacteria (typically 3-6 weeks). Be patient as the pond finds it’s natural balance.
What role does bacteria play in keeping my pond healthy?
Naturally occurring, safe, non-toxic bacteria’s assist in breaking down organic matter thereby minimizing the release of nutrients & toxins into the water.
What kind of liner do you use?
45 mil EPDM. It is extremely flexible, durable, and has a 20 year manufacturers warranty.
What is the best size pump for my waterfall?
Pump size will vary depending on height requirements and the amount of flow desired. We like 1200-1500 GPH per foot of stream width.
How do I keep predators from eating my fish?
Cats & Raccoons are not swimming predators, by building your pond 8’ wide and installing a house for the fish you cut down on your chances of becoming a victim.
Do we need to shut our waterfall off during the winter?
During the winter the fish hibernate and we keep our waterfalls running year round. Most water plants are perennials and will return in the spring.
How much does it cost to build a water feature?
Each pond is unique, please call us at (541) 664-4511.