Frequently Asked Questions

While each area is specific, most ponds do not need to be any deeper than two feet to over-winter fish. However all ponds require an aerator and a pond de-icer to ensure that a hole is kept in the ice through the winter.
Most aquatic plants flourish in water features however in every region there are certain plants that should be avoided. Please feel free to contact us if you have a specific plant request or question.
You should start feeding your fish when the water temperature rises above 10o C or 48o F. This is typically around Mid May depending upon your area and pond location. You should stop feeding your fish when the water temperature drops below 10o C or 48o F. This is typically around Mid October depending upon your area and pond location.
Each one of these may be a product used in the construction of your water feature. Just like an automobile has components such as callipers, manifolds and injectors, water features contain many parts that contribute to the overall design and functioning of your feature. The liner contains the water, the skimmer houses the pump and helps skim the surface and the Biofalls help keep the water clear. Ion gens and UV sterilizers are mechanical aids used to help control water quality and clarity. Please contact us if you have questions about any specific component or term.
We service all of the GTA and surrounding areas including Brampton, Burlington, Cambridge, East York, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener Waterloo, Markham, Mississauga, Milton, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Toronto, Vaughan and Woodbridge. If your area is not included in this list, please contact us and we can discuss your specific request and location.
Yes it is very common to have string algae in the spring. This is why we recommend that most ponds benefit greatly from a spring cleaning to remove the algae as well as remove and clean any other debris that has accumulated over the winter.
Ponds do lose a certain amount of water to evaporation, however this is typically a small amount and is often compensated for by rain. If you are losing larger amounts of water, then it is possible that you have a leak. Most leaks are fairly easy to find with a few simple procedures.
While most ponds benefit from small amounts of string algae, a lot of string algae is an indication that the pond is out of balance. This balance can be corrected by mechanical means, biological means (treatments/chemicals) or letting Mother Nature control the pond.