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How To Make Sure Your Pond Never Dries Up, Freezes Or Gets Algae

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:50
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How To Make Sure Your Pond Never Dries Up, Freezes Or Gets Algae

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A fish pond can be an attractive and rewarding addition to your land that helps to attract wildlife, stores water in times of drought, and provides a swimming hole for your kids — all while producing fish for your table.

Raising your own fish give you the peace and serenity of private access to your own fishing hole, and it also can provide a unique opportunity to encourage a fishing hobby in your children, since they’re much more likely to make a catch in a stocked private pond.

Whether you have a pond on your land already, or are considering constructing one, it’s important to consider that a pond will require maintenance to stay attractive, healthy and productive. To take proper care of a fish pond, you’ll need to maintain a depth, prevent chemical contamination, and minimize algae growth.

Pond Size and Depth

While it may be tempting to hand dig and stock a miniature pond in your backyard, ponds under half an acre of surface area have trouble supporting stocked fish in the long term. Below half an acre, the pond just doesn’t have enough space to keep a thriving population alive, and it is likely to dry out in the summer or freeze solid to the bottom in the winter.

Source: http://www.offthegridnews.com/how-to-2/how-to-make-sure-your-pond-never-dries-up-freezes-or-gets-algae/

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