Winter Maintenance for your Pond or Dam

Top 5 things to do for your dam in winter

Whilst everything looks dormant, Winter is a great time to start putting in algae and weed preventative measures.

1. Suppress the amount of algae and their food source in winter during the colder months to limit their growth once we reach the warmer months.
See our blog on Algae: Winter Prevention for Summer Gains 

2. Reduce the water body’s nutrient load especially Phosphorus as this is an essential nutrient for algal and weed growth.
See our blog on When Free Floating Plants Take Over, Lawn Fertiliser, How to use Winter for an algae free summer, Algae Winter prevention for Summer gains

3. Aeration, I know we seem to mention this throughout the year but by increasing oxygen levels in the water this will help prevent the accumulation of algae.
See our blog on How to Choose an Aeration Fountain 

4. If you didn’t get around to removing the falling leaves out of the water during Autumn, do this now.
See our blog on What causes muddy & smelly water 

5. During Winter the days tend to be greyer and less blue. Why not add some aquatic blue dye to give your water that beautiful blue hue.
See our blog on How to transform the Appearance of your Water with Lake Dye

by Aquatic Technologies
If you have any questions regarding looking after your dam or pond and what products are the most suitable for your situation, please read through the helpful articles on our site or feel free to contact our friendly team who can help you maintain proper health in your water body year round.
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