This question is for all you who are lucky enough to endure cold, long winters.
I have been considering installing a bottom drain in my pond, which I hear is a definite must. However, the pipes would definitely not be below the freeze line. I figure the above-ground piping should be okay as long as I drain it out, but I would rather not have to drain out the entire pond every year just so I can make sure the bottom drain pipes are dry and crack-free.
Does anyone have any insight on what I should do to prevent the pipes from cracking during the winter?