Remove pond filter/pump?

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Remove pond filter/pump?

Post by Lewis J. Franklin, Jr » Sat, 23 Oct 1999 04:00:00



I have a pre-formed pond, about 4 feet in diameter and 30 inches deep with a
few fish. A Beckett in-pond filter/pump pumps water from the pond to a small
waterfall which runs back into the pond. The filter/pump is one unit which
also has round plastic gizmos in the bottom which apparently lets the
bacteria grow.

Question is: since the water will surely freeze sometime during the winter
(Long Island, NY), do I pull the pump/filter out or do I leave it running?

Thanks for any assistance.

Lew--

 
 
 

Remove pond filter/pump?

Post by jan jord » Sat, 23 Oct 1999 04:00:00


On Fri, 22 Oct 1999 15:47:50 -0400, "Lewis J. Franklin, Jr."

Quote:

>I have a pre-formed pond, about 4 feet in diameter and 30 inches deep with a
>few fish. A Beckett in-pond filter/pump pumps water from the pond to a small
>waterfall which runs back into the pond. The filter/pump is one unit which
>also has round plastic gizmos in the bottom which apparently lets the
>bacteria grow.

>Question is: since the water will surely freeze sometime during the winter
>(Long Island, NY), do I pull the pump/filter out or do I leave it running?

Once the water temp. hits 45F & holds, pull the pump, clean it up and store
for the winter. Airstone and possibly a heater need to be floated on the
surface so ice expansion doesn't ruin preform. If you have fish you need a
gas/air exchange hole open at all times anyway. ~ jan

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Remove pond filter/pump?

Post by GATOR9 » Sun, 24 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Yes pull the pump/filter out of the pond, if you don't you can risk damaging
the pump and tubing. Also look in to either a bubbler or pond heater to make
sure that you dont have a total freeze over, so that toxic gasses can excape.