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Pond Closure : The Final Steps

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:35 pm
by Jim Cumming
Well, for a change I picked a nice day to get the pond cleaned up and ready for next year, unlike some times in the past when the snow was swirling and my hands (and other parts) were turning 'blue' from the cold. Hosing down and wet/dry vacuuming the 'crud' out, and getting all the paraphenalia cleaned up and put away was the task at hand. My filter sponges are presently in the washing machine with a bit of bleach added (my wife isn't home yet :wink: ). All the cinder blocks are neatly stacked away and I'm ready to move the stock trough inside along with the driftwood, a couple of pieces of which I'm going to soak over the winter, so they'll be ready for Spring. Actually, I want some floating driftwood too, because it gives a natural look to the pond, which I love. The birds and squirrels use it to get access to the pond and drink, and it gives the fish a sense of security from above. Here are a few pictures I took a while ago to show how things look.