Should Your Pond Equipment Be Out in the Weather? No!

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Covering Electrical Pond Equipment

Is the control panel of your Autodose or IonGen exposed to the sun? Did you know that after time, this will cause the panel to be unreadable? Leaving electrical pond equipment out in the elements shortens their lifespan. Rain, sun, snow, and harsh weather can be detrimental to the control panel’s function. 

In order to protect your equipment from atmospheric agencies, try hiding them! There are artificial landscape rocks and stumps that can look a heckuva lot like the real thing. Faux rocks come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes; and they keep your electronics safe without drawing attention away from your curated landscape. 

Make sure to measure (twice) the height, width, and depth of the equipment you are looking to cover. Then check out The Pond Guy or stop by and chat with our friends at True Pump to see where and what suits your needs. If you’re having trouble finding what you need, give your favorite backyard pond service a call! Colorado Pond Pros will do our best to point you in the right direction.

So, don’t forget to COVER YOUR POND EQUIPMENT to protect and preserve it. And because the supply chain has slowed down these days, order your artificial landscape rocks now, so you’re sure to have it for the winter!

Kristi’s Pond Tips

   The sensor for your pond lights needs to remain outside the cover, or the lights will remain on all the time. The light sensor must be exposed to the sun in order to shut the lights off during the day.
   Some equipment needs to be put away for the winter: the Autodose and IonGen panels will fare better when kept out of the bitter cold.
   Remember to bring the liquid bacteria into the house, too. The freezing weather will kill the bacteria!

For more on prepping your outdoor pond for the cold weather, check out our blog—Preparing the Pond for Brutal Cold: Are You Ready? Or if you are looking for pond maintenance or installation, we’d be happy to assist you!

More Resources:

4 Things You Should Never Do To Your Pond in Winter by Atlantis Water Gardens

Pond Fish In Winter: How To Care For Your Fish When Winter Strikes by Just Add Water (in Iowa)