• How to Choose a Fountain

    How to Choose a Fountain

    Fountains are a great way to add visual appeal to the landscape and the stirring water is relaxing and tranquil to hear. In addition to their aesthetic qualities, fountains also add a great deal of oxygen into the pond as the tiny droplets make contact with the air and fall back into the pond. But do pond water fountains provide enough aeration? Similar to choosing an aeration system, determining if a fountain is right for your pond will depend on the depth, shape, and size. 6' Rule If your pond is more than 6 feet deep, a fountain will not provide enough aeration. Why? Proper pond... Read More »
  • Why Depth Matters

    Why Depth Matters

    Unless you dug your pond yourself, there is no real way of knowing the fluctuations that exist along your pond's floor. Ponds are a 3-dimensional ecosystem, so it is important to become familiar with what is underwater. Understanding the depth of your pond will help you when treating your pond with products that mix within the water column, such as pond dye, and will help you determine which aeration system for your pond is the best fit. How to Measure Depth Measuring pond depth is not difficult, but you will need a few tools to get the job done. Gather a tape measure,... Read More »