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Old 08-30-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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Hi! I just bought a preformed pond and found no instructions whatsoever on winterizing it. I'm in Canada and winters can get very cold. I'm worried that if I leave the water in as it freezes up might break the preform pond so what do I do?
There are no fish or plants in it just a waterfall.

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How deep and how big ?

If you empty it --it will be very likely to heave out of the ground----

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How deep and how big ?

If you empty it --it will be very likely to heave out of the ground----
Hi! The pond measures 89''L X 54''W X 21''D with 163 gallons of water and a 500 GPH pump. None of my neighbors have a pond so nobody knows. I want to take good care of it so I can keep it for many years to come.
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Maybe call around to some local landscaping companies and ask if they install ponds. If so, they should know how to take care of it, or at least know a couple manufacturers that you could call.
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Sorry it took so long to get back----

Pump out about 1/3 of the water----that will provide some expansion space--

Add a few logs to the pond---helps break up the ice as it expands.---Mike----
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Depending on where in Canada - Vancouver v. Ontario - very different advice.

- 21 inches isn't very deep for overwintering fish/plants in the pond - so you'll have to plan accordingly. My parents zone 7a (Virginia) have a 24 inch deep pond - They just leave the fish/plants in the pond over winter with a pump running to keep some of the surface water from freezing.
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Leah--She said there were no fish or plants,


Pond is to shallow for over wintering fish in a cold climate---
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Leah--She said there were no fish or plants,

Pond is to shallow for over wintering fish in a cold climate---
Oops. Missed that. Thanks.

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