Any decorative reservoir must be prepared for wintering. You need to engage in such preparation before the onset of cold weather. With the beginning of the leaf fall, the pond mirror is covered with a net in order to remove all the leaves at once at the end of the leaf fall, from the surface of the water. This is done so that the fallen foliage does not rot at the bottom of the reservoir, and does not destroy the rotting of its inhabitants. For the same purposes, it is convenient to use a water vacuum cleaner, or Skimmer.
After removing the foliage, they start cleaning the bottom. If the reservoir is small and not deep (up to 1.5 m), then the easiest way to perform this procedure after pumping water. The bottom of the large reservoir is cleaned from the boat. If the water does not pump out, then the bottom is cleaned with a rake in all directions, bypassing the planting places. Garbage is pulled to the shore and disposed of.
The following than you need to do is the conservation of existing equipment. Clean and flushing filters and pumps and clean them into a room where there are no minus temperature.
Next, you need to prepare for the wintering the reservoir itself. If it is less than 20 square meters. m, then it will freeze in winter to the bottom, so all its inhabitants (fish and plants) must be removed from the pond and determined for wintering in the appropriate conditions. Then pump water and clean the bottom. The reservoir is filled with two -thirds with water and left to winter. If the frosts are very strong, part of the water is pumped out of the ice so that the air cushion does not allow the reservoir to freeze to the bottom. By the way, at the same time, you can prepare yourself for the winter, as well as please her spouse and look after her for winter.
If the pond bowl is made of plastic or fiberglass, then at the bottom of such a pond for the winter you need to lower several plastic bottles of sand, which will take over excessive pressure and the pond bowl will not break.
Aquatic plants are left in water for the winter only if it is winter -hardy plants. Non -linemous plants need to be removed from the pond and sent to the winter to the room with a minimum of light and heat, with increased humidity.
Fish can be left in the pond for wintering, only ate the depth of the pond at least 1, 5 m, and the water temperature at the bottom is at least +4 degrees in winter. If these parameters are not respected, the fish must be sent to winter to the room with favorable conditions. If the pond is large enough and the fish remains in it for wintering, you need to provide access to water for a sufficient amount of oxygen. This can be achieved by drilling holes in the ice or doing wormwood and preventing them from freezing. It is even better to use a compressor or aerator.
Now it remains only to observe the wintering of the reservoir. A well -prepared reservoir for winter safely and without loss will survive winter cold.