Tag Archives: Indiana Pond Service

April 22, 2019

Don’t Grow Weeds for Your Fish

Fish habitat is important to consider when building a pond.  One huge mistake that fishermen make is allowing submerged weed growth to take over their pond in an attempt to provide habitat for fish.  This ultimately gives weeds a foothold, the fisherman gets busy and the pond care gets neglected.  Boom!  Weeds everywhere!  Wife unhappy! […]

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April 8, 2019

Will Pond Algae Treatments Hurt My Fish?

This is probably the number one reason pond owners are hesitant about having their pond algae treated; they are worried about pond algae treatments killing their fish. We would be lying if we said there weren’t risks involved; however, we are confident that we can successfully treat for pond algae and keep your fish safe. […]

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March 25, 2019

Get to Know Your Pond Techs – Alex Richard Geiger: Most Interesting Man in Indiana? You Decide

Alex is a 24 year old regional manager for Northwestern Ohio. He has been with Pond Champs for over 5 years and recently obtained his Category 5 (Aquatics) License. He graduated from Grace College with a Bachelor’s degree in Ministry Leadership and now lives near downtown Fort Wayne. He enjoys reading, hiking, hanging out with […]

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March 25, 2019

Early Spring Weed and Algae Spikes are Expected

After a lengthy winter, your pond may look a little like your garage: messy and full of unwanted items. In other words, once the weather warms up consistently in the spring you may notice that your pond is now full of weeds and algae. This is mainly due to three factors: 1. Sunlight/Water temperature increase […]

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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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