Aqua Scapes of CT
We are a pond store in Central Connecticut. We install and service ponds, waterfalls, and water features. We sell pond products, koi fish and aquatic plants.
My Pond is Green
As a disclaimer, all ponds are different and the following information may vary from pond to pond.
The Short Answer
In general, a pond will turn pea soup green due to: inadequate filtration, lack of aeration, unbalanced water chemistry, not enough plant life, too many fish, lack of general maintenance, improper climate (ie full sun), and/or deficient good bacteria.
The Long Answer
Wether your buying a professional pond kit or piecemealing your pond together, people often make the mistake of skimping on the important...
My Pond is Leaking
To find a leak in your pond, you must first turn off the pump and let the pond sit for a day. If the water level in the pond drops, you know the leak is in the pond. If the water level of the pond does not drop, your leak is in the waterfall or plumbing.
If you determine the leak to be in the pond, leave the pump off and let the water level drop until it stops losing water. The leak is going to be found at this level of the pond. You will need to look for a hole or puncture in your pond liner. If you find a hole, you will...
How To Winterize Your Pond
When it comes to caring for your pond fish in winter, the most important thing is to always keep a hole in the ice on the pond's surface. This allows the fish to get oxygen and prevents toxic gases from building up in the pond. The following options will key a hole in the ice.
One thing to think about, products can/do fail. Therefore it is important to always have a backup option. We recommended using 2 of the options listed below, plugged into separate gfi outlets. This way if one option fails, or trips the gfi, you have a backup...
Aquatic Plant Care (9)
Fish Care (43)
Installation Tools (20)
Liner and Underlayment (38)
Pipe and Plumbing (33)
Pond Kits (8)
Pondless Waterfall Kits (7)
Preditor Control (2)
Rainwater Harvesting Systems (11)
Seasonal Care (9)
Water Treatments (134)