At What Temperature Should You Start a Pond Filter?

Answer Pond owners typically turn off their pumps and filters through the winter to prevent pump burnout through icing. The time to start your filters in the spring depends largely on whether or not you h... Read More »

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What size pond filter do I need for a 1,200 gallon pond?

Once upon a time, finding a filter for an outdoor pond was simple; you divided the volume of the pond by half to find the size of pump needed to power a canister filter. Today, a 1,200 gallon pond ... Read More »

When Should I Shut off My Pond Filter for Winter?

Pond filters are not needed throughout the winter months, but ponds containing fish must have their dissolved oxygen levels maintained to prevent fish death. The danger with running a pond filter a... Read More »

How long should bacteria build-up in a pond filter before turning on the UV?

According to Skippy Stuff, the owner of a decorative pond should leave the pond alone for four to eight weeks before turning on the UV filter. This wait period allows the algae on the surface to de... Read More »

At what water temperature should you start chlorination in the spring?

Answer The chlorine level in the pool should be maintained at 1-3 ppm throughout the year, and shocked about once a week with either chlorine or a non-chlorine shock. During the winter, the chlori... Read More »