It's important to first determine what kind of filtration system your fish pond is currently using.
The type of filtration system your fish pond currently has will determine the steps that need to be taken to prepare your fish and koi pond for the winter months.
1.Skimmer/Biofall Filtration Winterization
This type of filtration is the easiest filtrations system to prepare for the winter months. The steps to preparing this fish pond filtration system for the winter months are as follows:
2. Pressure Filter Filtration Winterization
Pressure filter filtration systems can be a bit tricky as pressure filters come in many shapes and sizes and can have a maze of pipes attached to them that need to be addressed. We will walk you through a simple set up of a pressure filter system with an external pump. Many of these systems may have additional items such as a UV light plumbed within the system that also needs to removed drained and stored indoors for the winter months to prevent cracking.
While there are many additional steps to preparing you're entire fish pond for the winter months these steps should be taken to prepare your fish and koi pond's filtration system for the winter months.
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