I am changing my routine this year now that pond is enclosed.
I am heated at 20 degrees at present and feeding.
I treated the pond in September with Virasure to disinfect after making so many changes to the pond setup and filtration being off for 2 weeks.
I purchased some new koi so I also treated with PP and then Fluke M. I was going to do FMG as well, but, decided against as all was looking well.
I am going to stay at 20 degrees until late November. I will then lower temperature to 14 degrees for the winter period.
Previously I have not fed during the winter because I have lowered temperature to 4 degrees. With my new setup I don't think that this is possible so I will continue to feed lightly this year especially as I am keeping temperature at 14 degrees.
The new Filtration System is excellent so no need for me to do anything with it except to make sure that it is working.
No change in my routine until after Chrismas apart from LED lights come on early morning until sunrise and early evening until 22:00 hours so feeding remains the same as the summer months.
LED lights set on timer
My first winter heated however I'm not covered & unsure how to go about things leading up to winter I'm currently at 20°C feeding moderately with a mixture of JPD SHORI & ALL WEATHER Food .any advice would be helpful
With my setup it is easier said than done. People will understand when they visit on our Last Supper trip of the year. Heating the water is one thing, but, then also heating the air is probably a step to far.
Hi Micheal I dont know what sort of windows you have on your pond but I have a tilt and turn one at the front i leave it on tilt and it does help a bit and nothing can get in only fresh air I tried the air bit like Chris said and it does work but it costs I also cut a 4inch hole in the pump house wall and but an air brick over it it all helps
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