POND / AQUATICS

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PONDS AND WATER GARDENS

Hyannis Country Garden knows that water features are desirable elements in any landscape. From large ponds or waterfalls to smaller pools and fountains, we want to help you experience the serenity that a water feature provides.

Come into the store and speak with our aquatics green team for information about aquatic plants, pond construction, equipment and fish. We offer free one-on-one, in-store consultations by appointment. These are free of charge and we usually schedule for the afternoon. Call for more information.

You can also download our sheet on plants that are toxic to fish on our Informational Handouts page.

Need assistance with pond maintenance? We recommend Preston Ponds.

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Don't miss our Fall Pond Info Day & Sale Saturday October 29, 2022
ONE DAY ONLY the *ENTIRE Pond Department will be on sale 25% off!
Pick up your Fall Pond Closing Checklist and have your questions answered by our Pond Staff Specialists.
*Sale is on in-stock items only, no special orders. We're sorry, no additional discounts apply

 

Also - ONE DAY ONLY - Pick up a Call-Back Coupon for free UV/Filter Tuneup expires March 31, 2023 (Reg. $19.99). With this coupon you can bring in your filter/UV for a tuneup any time until 3/31 WITH THE COUPON to get the free service. Parts not included. Drop off, work will be complete within 7 days, you must pick up within 7 days of work being completed.

Fall Pond Information:

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FALL POND CHECKLIST

Here is a checklist for what needs to be done for your pond in the fall:

We've decided to shut down the pond this winter. Do we just need to take out the pump and filter?
By taking the right steps to safely and easily close your pond, you can save time, effort and money on pond maintenance, improve the survival rates of plants and fish and be ready to enjoy your pond more quickly in spring. While every pond's needs vary, the basic steps to close your pond include…


Click here for 8 Easy Steps to Close Your Pond

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When people approach the pond at Hyannis Country Garden the koi think they will be fed and many of them open their mouths so that they look as if they are singing!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What size pump do I need?  

A pump is an essential piece of equipment for your pond.  The pump you should use is based on the size of your pond and the pump capacity (gallons of water moved per hour).  The pump should circulate the entire pond at least once per hour.  Therefore, a 2000-gallon pond would require a pump that has a capacity of at least 2000 gallons per hour.

  • Can I turn my pump off at night?

        It is recommended that you keep the pump running at all times, especially if there are fish in the pond.  Aeration is vital to the health of your fish, and turning off your pump at night may be harmful. 

  • Can I move a fish from a natural water source to my water garden?

        It is never advised to do so. Fish can host a variety of bacteria and parasites.  As a result, other pond life may be harmed.  Also, fish from your water garden should never be released into a natural water source. 

  • How many fish can I have in my pond?

       It depends on both the type of fish and the size of the fish.  For goldfish, it is recommended that there is between ten and twenty gallons of water per fish.  For Koi, the recommendation is determined by the size of the koi.

Small Koi ( 2" - 8" ) : 100 - 150 gallons
Medium Koi ( 8" - 14" ) : 250 - 300 gallons
Large Koi ( 14" - 24" ) : 400 - 500 gallons
Jumbo Koi ( 24" - 36" ) : 750 - 900 gallons

  • What are the benefits of adding plants to my pond?

        Aquatic plants will provide shade, natural filtration, reduce algae growth and help complete the nitrogen cycle. Also plants look great around the pond and soften the look of any retaining walls.

  • Should I have a UV sterilizer in my pond?

        Yes! A UV sterilizer has many benefits; it maintains the clarity of the water, it controls algae in a chemical-free way, and it eliminates bad bacteria.

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