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16 Common Myths about Your Backyard Pond

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  • Gene Caballero
  • June 30, 2021

If there is one thing that really makes a landscape shine, it's a backyard pond. But as with many subjects, the pond has become a source of many myths that need to be dispelled. This infographic shows us 16 myths about your pond. 

Will a pond decrease the value of my home?

Not in most cases. In fact, a well-positioned pond can greatly increase your curb appeal and raise the value of your property. 

What are some common myths about fish in my pond?

Some common myths about fish in your pond are that; you need to bring your fish inside in the winter, your fish will be eaten by predators, you can’t have koi fish and plants. None of these myths are true. Fish fair fine in the winter, they simply slow down, and if you add enough plants your fish will be protected from predators. 

Myth: Your pond will become a mosquito spreading ground

While this may be true if you are not mindful, moving water and plenty of fish will discourage the breeding of mosquitoes. Better yet, a pond can create fewer mosquitos in your area. How? Well, should mosquitos make the mistake of laying eggs in your pond. Your fish and filters will make short work of getting rid of them. 

Myth: I need more filters to keep my pond clean. 

The truth is you really need one good filter to keep your pond clean. A filter that is properly sized and cleaned regularly in combination with a healthy pond, will easily keep your pond looking clean and healthy. Keep this in mind when constructing your pond.

Myth: Ponds are hard to clean!

This is not true, you simply need to let your pond do the work for you. Filters are only one part of cleaning your pond. Fish, rocks and regularly flowing water are also essential to keeping your pond looking pretty and clear. Seriously it does not need to be a challenge to clean your backyard pond. 


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