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March 15, 2019

Pond Depth Makes a Difference!

Water depth is an important characteristic to consider when building a pond. Generally, the deeper the pond and the steeper the grade, the better. The deeper the water in the pond, the less sunlight will reach the bottom of the pond. If pond weeds can’t get enough sunlight, they will grow much slower and sometimes not […]

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March 1, 2019

Is Gold Pond Service For Me?

Some ponds need serviced more than once every two weeks. As a pond technician, I have worked with countless ponds. In my experience, I have found each pond to be like a person. Each pond has different needs, and responds differently to change. Because of this, sometimes you do not know what to expect until […]

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February 12, 2019

Outside Factors Can Hinder Treatment Efforts

Several outside factors can affect pond maintenance efforts: stagnant water, discarding debris into pond, fertilizer runoff, and shoreline maintenance. Make sure there is some sort of surface agitation of aeration. While some bodies of water are aerated naturally, most ponds would benefit from mechanical aeration. This will help prevent three factors that will cause an […]

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January 24, 2019

Winter Fish Kills

By: Austin Grubaugh After a harsh winter, you may notice the bloated carcasses of many fish floating on the surface of your pond in the spring. It may cause great concern in whether your pond is healthy or not. Perhaps you might even assume your pond froze solid after a particularly hard winter. The main […]

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January 23, 2019

Get to Know Your Pond Techs – Isaac Mansfield: Man, Myth, or Legend?

Isaac is a newly married 22 year old technician. He has been with Pond Champs for over a year and a half and has his Pesticide Applicator License. He recently graduated from Grace College with a Bachelor’s in Ecology and a Minor in Historical Studies. He now lives in Columbia City with his wife. He […]

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May 8, 2018

Before & After Pond Algae Treatment

When I’m looking to hire a service company, I rely on testimonials, referrals and pictures of the companies work.  That is one reason we encourage all of our pond technicians to try to get before and after photos.  Pond season kicked off April 1st and our techs are already bringing in fantastic before and after […]

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