Koi Pond Maintenance – Basic Care

Pond MaintenanceA koi pond is a very entertaining and soothing garden fixture that many home owners like to have. Although it may seem that having one requires a lot of work, the actual work is the maintenance and care of the fish pond and not building it. The actual work is also not as much as large scale work as long as the relative size of the backyard pond is correct and meets the requirements for the fish to live comfortably and in fine health.

Filtration
Filtration is one of the most necessary things for a your pond to be able to support the fish and other forms of life in it. The filter acts as a cleaner for both the water and the pond in general to help keep the water clean and livable. There are so many different kinds of filters available that one should consult a professional koi dealer in order to be able to choose the right filter to fit the size and depth of the pond as well as considering the number of fish in the koi pond. The mechanical filtration system of the pond filter will help to keep other harmful organism in check so that the desirable living things such as the fish can live longer in a stress free environment with no competition for air and food. The filtration system also maintains that clarity of the water, while some even help to keep algae growth in check. Learn more about maintaining your koi pond even during winter.

Certain types of beneficial bacteria can also help to filter the debris and dirt in a koi fish pond. These bacteria break down the accumulated debris and dirt on the bottom of the pond to help with the filtration.

Scheduled Review and Cleaning

Always remember that the key to koi pond maintenance is to regularly monitor the pond, and set up a regular cleaning schedule.