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Your Pond Throughout the Seasons: some advice

A lake or pond without aeration or water treatment will eventually become a place where water collects and where water quality problems appear over the years. How to avoid pond problems or reverse an existing situation so you can enjoy your pond to the fullest? Read on… Spring runoff in the watershed causes nutrients and […]

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Tips from the Limnologist: Protecting Your Pond’s Watershed

Here at Canadianpond we are dedicated to ensuring that your pond or lake water quality is at its best no matter what. It is for this reason that we wish to inform you, our fellow pond owners, of a problem that we feel needs to be addressed. This problem is that of unprotected watersheds. In […]

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Principles of pond health management

Why is pond health management important? Ponds are living entities, which evolve and age. If left alone lakes gradually fill in and become swamps and then meadows. This is natural. This process can take thousands of years or just a few depending largely on the geomorphology of the lake and activities around the lake. People […]

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Pond 101 – What you should know about ponds health

Common problems and natural conditions affecting water quality and ponds health. Sometimes a pond, either an existing natural basin or a pond that has been constructed on your property, begins to show signs of ill-health. Odours, poor water quality, sludge build-up or fish kills can be warning signs that the natural balance of the pond […]

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Choosing a Pump for a Waterfall in Your Water Garden

Learn how to calculate the needed strength of your pump for your cascade or waterfall We recommend on average a flow of 100 gallons for every inch of waterfall or cascade width. Don’t forget to calculate the final height or “head” of your installation. Ensure the submersible pump you choose can do the job. Don’t […]

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S.O.S. Lake and pond construction

Here are a few tips before you start your lake or pond construction The pond is a unique ecosystem made of many parts, and to remain in balance these various components must interact and evolve in a natural way. If you think that to build a beautiful pond that it is enough for you to […]

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Getting your pond ready for winter

Much like owning a garden or a pool, a pond requires some special attention in the fall in order to get it ready for winter. There are the obvious tasks like bringing in the dock or taking down the sun tent. What about the less obvious tasks that often get overlooked by pond owners, due […]

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Ecological Swimming Pools

An earthen pond is similar in many ways to an ecological swimming pool. Here is an array of our products designed to keep your swimming water clear, clean, and cool throughout the year. Using ecological principles is the most efficient way we know to keep water gorgeous for year round enjoyment. The three critical components […]

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Pond Stone Landscaping Concepts: Advice from Canadianpond

When we first looked for a property in the Eastern Township, little did we know that the geology of the area would be so interesting. The poor rocky fields of our forefathers are now a unique source of inspiration and materials for the professional and amateur landscapers of the area. When a well-designed stone landscaping […]

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Ideas for ponds in winter

Around here we are asked many interesting questions about ponds in winter. So grab your hot chocolate, warm blanket and read about some winter ponderings. How do I know when my ice is safe for skating on? Great question. Here is the general rule, but exercise caution when determining how many people can safely be […]

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