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The Ongoing Process of Pond Maintenance

Pond maintenance is an ongoing process. What you do, or do not do, this season will most certainly affect your pond next season. We have seen this first hand here at Sanco Industries. We have had several customers with a pond that is overgrown. Throughout the season, diligently treat the pond by applying pond dye & beneficial pond bacteria, controlling algae growth, killing submerged weeds, killing cattails and keeping the rock area around the pond free of weeds. The following season the pond is unrecognizable…in a good way! All the hard work and pond maintenance put forth the year before resulted in a beautiful pond the following season.

Some of these transformation pond owners, however, will choose to not treat the following year because they think that their pond is fixed forever. We encourage them to reconsider and always try to give them advice because we know that pond maintenance is an ongoing process. Once a customer chooses this direction for a season, 9 out of 10 of them will end up calling us back 2 seasons later for advice. Why 2 seasons later? The first season without treatment, the pond remains fairly healthy because of the hard work from the season before. The next season is another story…the hard work has faded.

Think of pond maintenance like a cycle…this illustration will give you a visual of what will happen when pond owners slack on their pond maintenance from one season to another.

Contact Sanco with any additional questions or concerns.