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With an understanding of how to design ponds for winter and why winterization is important, you’re ready to undertake the process.
A properly lined pond won’t lose or gain water through the ground, creating a stable environment that is easy to keep within the right parameters.
Even after you realize you need to line your pond to protect it from the rigors of winter, you’re not done making decisions.
All ponds, regardless of their size or intended use, tend to perform better and last longer when lined. Yet, not every liner will specifically help a pond last through the winter.
With the potential for winter storms to bring down trees and cover the pond in thick layers of ice, it’s tempting to cover the entire pond in a tarp or cover for protection.
If you’re still at the planning stages of a backyard or neighborhood pond, you have plenty of design options while keeping winter protection in mind.
Waiting until winter actually arrives in your area makes it a lot harder to accomplish all the chores of winterization.
After spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on beautiful koi, carp, and goldfish, you don’t want to risk losing them all to one cold night.
Ponds are wonderful additions to the landscape any time of the year, but they do need special attention in preparation for winter.