Fall Adjusting your maintenance with the change in seasons

Fall is a great time to prepare the pond for winter. In order to reduce gas build up during the winter months, more frequent or more thorough cleaning of the pond is recommended. An easy way to clean organic matter from all nooks and crannies of the pond is with a PondoVac.

As the weather gets colder, feeding fish should be dialed back and appropriate foods used.

As the temperature falls below 45°F, bacteria activity stops and with it the biological filtration functionality of the pond filter system. It is now time to stop feeding fish and to consider winterization of the filter.

Clean Before the Mess

If leaves and debris sink from the surface to the pond floor, there is risk of the pond becoming unbalanced and murky. The SwimSkim, AquaSkim, and FiltoSkim skimmers keep everything clear, before murky water occurs.

Falling leaves and other organic matter cause a majority of the clouding issues in a garden pond. Initially they collect on the water surface, then they sink to the bottom and contaminate the pond floor.

Surface skimmers remove organic matter before it sinks to the bottom.

  • SwimSkim: Floating skimmers for pond surfaces up to 270 ft²

    • Particularly effective suction capacity thanks to patented flap technology

    • Aerates your water

    • Easy handling, easy cleaning

    • Automatic adaptation to any water level (from 16 in. water depth)

  • AquaSkim

    • Easy to install and use in existing ponds

    • Idea partner for the AquaMax Eco Premium pump series

    • Telescopic design allows for easy installation for a wide range of pond depths

  • FiltoSkim

    • Designed with a convenient area for pump placement

    • Fish-friendly door

    • Easy maintenance with easily accessible debris basket

Thanks to practical pond helpers, such as the the FlexiCut 2-in-1 pond scissors, the EasyPick pond pliers, and the PondNet, you are fully equipped for removing dead plants and algae from the pond or easily trimming plants.

  • EasyPick: Pond pliers for grasping and removing cuttings or leaves in and on the pond
  • FlexiCut 2 in 1: Pond scissors that simultaneously hold the cut plants when cutting
  • PondNet: Pond fish net with a telescoping handle for removing unwanted debris

Maintenance Made Easy

Sometimes you aren’t able to stop debris from falling to the bottom of the pond. To prevent the pond from being over-burdened later in the winter, remove organic matter from the water and clean the pond floor. Practical and powerful helpers, such as the OASE PondoVac 3 or 4, support you in this regard. With this innovative pond and pool vacuum, dirt, algae, fish waste, and plant remains on the pond floor no longer stand a chance.

  • Simple and fast way to remove debris and decaying organic matter

  • Different nozzle head options for every pond application

  • Debris collection bag ideal for returning cleaned water when suctioning larger particles

  • Compact design and built-in handle allow for easy movement and transportation

  • Maximum suction depth of 6-7 ft.