What Is A Native Plant Anyway? Part 4April 14, 2017
Decorative Fountain Spotlight: Spillway BowlsApril 21, 2017
Do you find your pond filled with debris...like leaves and twigs just floating on the top of your pond? It's more common to see debris during the fall months
when the leaves are falling...but if you're noticing lots of debris just hanging around in the spring and summer months, you may be missing something. All of our ponds
are built with a skimmer. However, if your pond was not built by us, there is no guarantee your pond has a skimmer. The skimmer is located in a fixed position along the edge of the pond, its job is to "sweep" debris (no, not like a Rumba) from the surface of the water. This debris is collected in the skimmer basket, situated inside the skimmer unit. You'll want to check the basket once every few weeks in the spring and summer, and weekly or more frequent in the fall when the leaves are falling. If debris is not removed from the baskets, water flow to the pump
will be reduced. But checking your skimmer basket is quick & simple, just follow these steps.
Remove the lid to your skimmer
Remove the skimmer basket housed within the skimmer unit
Empty your skimmer basket; remove any leaves, twigs, or other oddities you might find
You may take a hose to your basket if it's looking a bit gross
Replace the skimmer basket within the skimmer unit and replace the lid .
All done, that was pretty quick & easy!
Check out this short video about skimmers
Be sure to follow us on Pinterest
for new ideas and inspiration. You can also check out our Houzz
page, featuring recent projects and client reviews
. Contact us
today to get started on your next outdoor living project!