Preparing your Pond for Winter: Pumps and Water Features in Winter
With cooler weather moving in it’s time to prepare your pond and water features for winter. Here are some tips to help you prepare your pumps and water features in winter.
- Shut down any above-ground water sources such as fountains or waterfalls for the winter.
- Remove the pump from the pond and store it away for winter. You don’t want the pump to run during the winter because the moving water mixes up thermal layers, making the water near the bottom colder (where fish will be).
- Give the pump a once-over and remove and clean or replace the filters so it’s ready to go in the spring.