As we head into the winter months a common question customers typically ask is “What is the best option to keep a hole in the ice on my pond”.
As snow, ice, and cold winds are headed our way our autumn jackets change to heavy winter coats, but what do frogs do to stay alive during the winter months? A common theory we hear is that they burrow into the mud on the bottom of streams and ponds, but that’s not entirely true.
During the cold winter months, it’s especially important to keep an eye on your ponds water level. As layers of ice form water levels begin to drop. Levels can be checked at the skimmer box or along the pond’s edge.
- The water level dropping too low can result in your pump “sucking air” instead of water.
- This can cause the pump to eventually burn out and stop working.
Another way your pond can lose water is around the waterfall. If ice formations grow they can sometimes begin to divert water out of your pond. If you notice this happening, you can pour warm water over the formation to melt it..