A-O Pro Tip – Koi Safety, Winterizing a Koi Pond with Art of the Yard

We’ve got another great installation for our Learn From The A-O Pro’s series! Today’s video features Shane Hemphill from Art of the Yard giving us some great advice for winterizing a koi pond!

Pond contractor showing how to construct a koi pond

This tip comes from a dedicated koi pond project in Colorado Springs done by Atlantic-OASE Professional Contractors from Art of the Yard. We had Atlantic-OASE staff visit Art of the Yard during their build to catch some awesome A-O Pro Tips!

A-O Pro Tip #14 – Koi Safety, Winterizing a Koi Pond with Art of the Yard

In our 14th A-O Pro Tip, Shane shows us their set up to ensure great aeration and safety for the koi in both the summer and winter months!

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This koi pond will have bottom drains, an inline pump and an OASE ProfiClear drumline filter. Shane explains that they wanted their setup to be able to be run in both the summer and the winter. They won’t run the bottom drains in the winter because it would “hyper-cool” the water at the bottom of the pond. When the koi are hibernating in the winter, you want the warmest water to stay at the bottom of the pond to keep the koi safe. Because of this, Shane says, they will only pull water from the Skimmers on the sides of the pond to the waterfall.

Pond contractor showing how to construct a koi pond

In the summer, they will turn the aeration on in the bottom of the pond to get great flow and movement. In the winter, they bring that aeration up to one of the plant shelves to keep the warm water at the bottom of the pond for the koi to hibernate in.

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About the Author:

Caitlyn Winkle

After graduating from the University of Akron, Caitlyn joined Atlantic-OASE in the fall of 2019. Caitlyn manages the social media and online content for the company. She also supports the Atlantic-OASE Professional Contractor (APC) Program and Marketing Departments in creating marketing and advertising strategies and plans.

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