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    Thread: Winterizing question

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      Winterizing question

      I was told this morning that I should remove my in pond filter and UV light for winter. As I live in zone 8b I will never have the pond freeze over. I have an 800 gallon above ground pond. I was planning on running the filter and Uv light and of course aeration all winter.

      A I wrong.

      Thanks

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      I would keep everything running in zone 8b



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      Only 800 gallons and above ground are not good for any cold temps and will be different than an in ground fish pond. What will be your coldest weather and how long?
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      My above ground is outside but in an enclosed screen area like you see in Florida. The average low temp for November thru March is 45 and highs are 55. The lows could last for a week at a time. The lowest temp my pond has seen so far this fall is 54.

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      I used to live in zone 8b and never shut down my pond. Your pond is smaller than mine was but unless you see temps sustained in the freezing range, I think you will be okay to leave it running. Just keep an eye on the water temps.

      If it looks like you're in for sustained freezing temps, I would consider getting something like the pool solar covers. They look like heavy duty bubble wrap.
      With your pond above ground you don't get the ground's insulation so again, just keep an eye on the water temps. If you need to cover it, don't cover the whole thing, make sure to leave a gap for air exchange. I used them in that zone but we had some freakish cold weather that lasted for close to 2 weeks one winter.
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