As we approach the dog days of summer, there are five things that you need to remember about Philadelphia Pond Maintenance to keep a balanced ecosystem pond along with happy fish! Take a moment to refresh your memory with these important tips:
Philadelphia Pond Maintenance: Add oxygen to your pond
Place an aerator or in your pond. or you can also install a fountain with a pump if your pond doesn’t have a waterfall or stream built in. The more water is moving around, the less algae will occur. Oxygen is very important in the summer months.
Philadelphia Pond Maintenance: Fish feeding
If you feed your fish, feed them in the morning and be careful not to overfeed. Uneaten food decays faster in warmer water and can pollute the pond. Also, feed your fish only as much as they eat in three minutes. That’s as much as they need.
Philadelphia Pond Maintenance: Decaying leaves
Be sure to remove dying leaves and flowers before they have a chance to decay in the warmer water. This will help prevent pump clogging and additional algae growth.
Philadelphia Pond Maintenance: Aquatic plants
Aquatic plants such as waterlilies help provide fish with shade from the heat of summer sun, cooling the water and making algae control easier too.
Philadelphia Pond Maintenance: Is there really a leak?
Often, people do not realize how much water can evaporate from a pond during the dog days of summer.
The Eastern states typically lose 1 to 1.5″ of water each week..
Remember, these are averages. Some ponds may not experience evaporation levels this high. Other ponds with large pumps pushing high volumes of water, or ponds designed with multiple waterfalls and a lot of cascades and splashing may have evaporation rates much greater than these.
AquaReale offers summer checkups and services. Contact us for more information about how we can help you with your summer pond maintenance.
AquaReale has installed many Water Features, including the above photo at the Inn at Villanova University. From large urns to small rocks and basalt columns, we have Main Line Water Features to fit into any landscape and budget. Water Features and Fountains bring tranquility to any space.
Main Line Water Features: Garden Fountains and Urns
We sell beautiful, elegant stacked late urns in three sizes
Small Urn—25” diameter by 32” high– $3000
Medium Urn –27” diameter by 45” high– $3750
Large Urn– 38” diameter by 56.5 ” high– $4500
Main Line Water Features: Basalt Columns
Water adds life and movement to any outdoor area. From a front yard wow factor toa small bubbler or basalt column, there is space for water in every home.
Front yard water features can include anything from large, elegant fountains to greet people at your home entrance to beautiful bubbling rocks greeting you and your guests as you enter and enter your home.
There here is something for everyone. From single columns to a spectacular groupings. , we install Basalt Columns throughout the Main Line. Prices start at just $3000
Main Line Water Features: Custom Water Features
AquaReale has worked with a lot of different water features throughout the years, including bubbling rocks, Buddhas and rainwater harvest systems with pondless waterfalls.Contact usor call 215.880.6811 tosee what we can do you help bring tranquility to your outdoor living spaces.
How to handle a Villanova large pond repair? Join part two of Tom’s explanation of the work we are doing in Montgomery County, at the Inn at Villanova. Tom rows through the large pond at Villanova and talks about the pond depth and next steps. as well how to handle Villanova large pond repairs in general. If you did not get to see Tom before he goes into the water, here’s part one
Tom explains that a Villanova large pond repair is a unique fix, taking into account size and condition of the large pond. He needed to know the exact depth of the large pond before he could determine which large pond repair solutions are needed. He knows we will need monthly treatments, but we also need an aerator to help move water to help handle our repair.
AquaReale handles large pond repairs in the greater Philadelphia area, including Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County.
Here are the fountains we created for another part of the Inn of Villanova.