POND MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES

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Pond Aeration
1.       Running fountains & aeration systems is the simplest, yet effective, process of increasing oxygen levels in a pond.       It maintains the aesthetic beauty as well as overall health of the pond.
2.       Keep the aeration pumps running at all times, especially if there are fish in the pond. 
3.       Add OXY-SUPER, once a week @ 10grams/KL to the pond, this material releases nano oxygen molecules keeps algae in check, maintains a healthy population of beneficial bacteria in the pond.
Equipment and Mechanical Maintenance
4.       Regularly clean the suction pump, the pump must be placed in a plastic crate or wired mesh enclosure to avoid muck and debris getting into the impeller blades, if this is not done there will be frequent tripping due to overload and the pump life will be reduced.
5.       Check the UV lamp at least once a month, A UV sterilizer has many benefits; it maintains the clarity of the water, it controls algae in a chemical-free way, and it eliminates bad bacteria.
Daily Cleaning
6.       Remove organic matter like dead leaves, dead fishes/birds .Otherwise  leftover debris decomposes and uses up all oxygen . The condition can get severe if too much decaying debris begins to give offensive smells and odor.
7.       Backwash the filter daily and keep a check on filter motors and pipelines, Ensure free flowing conditions always.
8.       Use of a good quality Pond skimmer is highly recommended, Daily cleaning of skimmer is essential.
ALGAE CONTROl & POND CLARITY
9.       Don’t use chemical cleaners like bleaches, Algaecides, biocides. Don’t over feed the fish & educate Pond visitors too.
10.    Use beneficial bacteria like PROWASO to balance excess nutrients, reduce sludge levels and improve pond health1kg per month
11.    Use of a organic flocculent Like SUPER SETTLER is recommended once a week 2 liters per week.
Mosquito and insect control
12.    To avoid mosquito breeding don’t let the water be stagnant for too long, also use a microbial larvacide like SUPER FLYOFF to keep insect and mosquito larva away.
FISH HEALTH
13.    Behavior (Check for: gasping at the surface, flashing, motionless at the bottom, clamped fins, upright position.
14.    Check if Fish are feeding properly, using a quality fish food, Wheat Germ is one easy to digest feed.
PLANT HEALTH
15.   Maintain Sufficient plant coverage for the pond if fish are present (between 10-50% coverage), Fertilize at least once in  six months , Trim back any dying foliage or decomposing flowers.
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