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Cloudy Water in Summer & Clear Water in Winter

Cloudy Water in Summer & Clear Water in Winter: Part 2

Every pond owner dreams of a healthy pond, with happy fish, and vibrant aquatic plants, that stays crystal clear all year round.  Ponds are living ecosystems and require special help during each season.  During the summer, when you want to show off your pond to everyone, the water tends to be cloudy.  Water clarity is a struggle, and algae tries to take over.  When the weather gets cold and you only go outside to check up on your pond, the water is perfectly clear.  Earlier this year, we explored how to combat cloudy water in the summertime.  In part two of the blog, we are going to focus on extending the winter clarity. Read More

Cloudy Water in Summer & Clear Water in Winter

Cloudy Water in Summer & Clear Water in Winter

Have you ever noticed your pond water tends to be cloudy in the summer and then crystal clear in the winter?  Ever wonder why?  While your pond is man-made, it is still a part of nature.  Ponds are heavily affected by the weather and the surrounding environment.  Heavy rain can disrupt the water clarity almost overnight.  Freezing temperatures create a layer of ice on the surface of the water.  Pond care and maintenance change with the seasons, each new season bringing in specific issues and concerns. Read More

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Maintaining an All Natural Pond

Ponds are a great way to connect with nature. A pond can create an entire ecosystem in your backyard and help you spend more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air. Ponds also invite local wildlife to quench their thirst or beat the heat with a little splash in the water. You may even dip your feet in the water when the weather really warms up. Kids love to splash in the water. You can maintain your pond naturally without using potentially harmful chemicals which may harm pond life, your skin, or hurt the environment. Read More

Your Guide to Water Treatments

Summer is here and that means sunshine, warm pools, and green…ponds? Yes, this is the time of year when many ponds go from a crystal clear oasis to something resembling a celebrity green juice. The combination of the warm weather and intense direct sunlight creates the perfect conditions for algae to take over, which means you might need some water treatments.

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Three Important Components of a Healthy Pond

Having a pond can provide a lot of benefits you, your family and the environment can enjoy. The pond life brings a lot of relaxation, calm and beauty to your atmosphere. To ensure a great Pond Life, it is crucial to take care of the main parts and keep a healthy pond.
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Common Pond Building Questions

Building a pond is a great experience. You take the time to create a relaxing ambiance for you, your guests and your surrounding environment. As a result of their peaceful nature, ponds have become increasingly popular throughout the years. People have decided to build a pond from the ground up, or down, to create the oasis they have always dreamed of. If you are looking to integrate one in your backyard, the work may seem intimidating. However, there are a lot of resources, like this website, that assist you in your pond building journey. To start, here are some of the three most common questions novice pond enthusiasts ask before putting the shovel in the dirt.

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Building a Two Product Pond is as Easy as 1, 2, …

The  thought of building a pond may seem intimidating. Pictures usually depict DIY pond building with a lot of dirt, sweat and patience. However, we promise that building the pond you have always wanted does not take a lot prior experience. The experts at smartpond have proven that all it takes is two products, in three different options, to build a beautiful basic pond! A two product pond is a great way to introduce a first-time DIY water garden enthusiast into pond building.
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