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Welcome to Splash Supply Company's Water Feature Learning Center. We hope this page become the go-to spot for answering all of your pond, stream, fountain, algae, koi and I-have-no-idea-why-my-water-looks-like-this questions.

 

  • Why do ponds need fish caves?

    Fish caves can be a great way to provide a safe haven for your fish in the winter or when…

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  • How to Get Rid of String Algae

    Have you ever seen green gunk floating at the top of your waterfalls or clinging to your rocks? That's string…

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  • 3 Steps to Get Rid of Green Pond Water

    Green pond water won't hurt your fish. But that doesn't mean you have to live with it. At Splash, all…

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  • When Should I Switch to Cold Water Food?

    Fall is a finicky season. Temperatures in early and mid October often sway from summer-like highs in the 80s to…

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  • 4 Tips for Fall & Winter Pond Care

    Fall is the perfect time to relax by your pond, a time to appreciate cool weather and warm water temperatures.…

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  • HOW DO I GET RID OF DUCKWEED?

    Wolffia, more commonly known as watermeal, is the smallest known seed-producing plant.  A member of the duckweed (Lemnaceae) family, the…

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  • When Do Waterlilies Bloom?

    Waterlilies don't get tired, but many do go to bed at night. Our hardy waterlilies at Splash are day bloomers.…

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  • 5 Reasons You Need a Pond

    Ponds aren't just pretty. Building a water feature in your yard - a small koi pond, pondless waterfall, large swimming pond…

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  • Do Ponds Attract Mosquitoes?

    A properly designed pond ecosystem with skimmers and waterfalls should not attract mosquitos. That might sound crazy, but it’s true!…

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  • How do I stop birds from eating my fish?

    It's a pond owner's worst nightmare. You have a pond full of fish that you've spent years raising into beautiful,…

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  • How does a pond ecosystem work?

    We didn't invent the ecosystem that keeps our fish happy and our water crystal clear. Nature did. What we try…

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  • 10 Ways to Keep Pond Water Clear

    Everybody wants crystal-clear pond water, but any kind of disruption in your pond ecosystem can tint it an unsightly brown…

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  • Difference between koi and goldfish?

    You walk into the store looking for some fish friends for your pond. In one tank, you see a familiar…

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  • How much does a pond cost to install?

    Pond installation costs vary depending on the size and complexity of your pond project.

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  • What causes pond algae?

    Algae: It's green, gross and one of your pond's most unwelcome guests. But what is it exactly, and how did…

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  • 3 Things to Know about Pond Algae

    Whether it turns your water green or graces your rocks with a stringy fur coat, algae can prove a nuisance…

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  • What are butterfly koi?

    Butterfly koi float through your pond like graceful dragons, trailing a beautiful shadow of long fins behind them. Their unique…

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  • How Often Should I Feed My Fish?

    Here's the rule of thumb when it comes to feeding: Don't give more than your fish will eat in about…

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  • Do Koi Bite?

    Did you ever wonder how koi chew their food? They use their teeth. Koi, goldfish and many other kinds of…

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  • How Old Are My Koi?

    If only you could ask a koi fish how old it is. Generally speaking, larger koi are older koi, but…

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  • What plants are best for my pond?

    We grow more than 100 types of plants here at Splash. How do you know which one will best fit…

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  • Can I wash my pond rocks?

    Algae and other pond gunk has a habit of hanging out where you least want it, but take a deep…

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  • How can I control algae in my pond?

    It's one of the most common questions we get here at Splash: How do I control algae in my pond?…

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  • Where should I put my pond skimmer?

    Thirty years of experience has taught us a pretty fool-proof way to make sure our filtration can do its job…

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  • How often should I clean my biofilter?

    You're allowed to clean your Biofalls once per year during your spring clean-out. After that, don't touch them.

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  • Water features for small spaces?

    Looking to spruce up your yard but don't have a lot of space? Fountains and container water gardens are the…

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  • Summer: 10 Tips for Protecting Your Pond

    Who wouldn't want to enjoy a glass of lemonade next to the pond on a warm summer day?

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  • What do I do with baby fish?

    If you have fish in your pond, sooner or later they are going to have babies. Late spring to early…

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  • My pond pump doesn’t work

    Your pond pump is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your pond, so why not learn how…

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  • What kind of fish can I put in my pond?

    The terms "backyard pond" and "koi pond" are all-but synonymous. But koi aren't the only fish you can house in…

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  • What’s in a DIY pond kit?

    The internet, your neighbors and your weird cousin have all kinds of advice on how to build your own pond…

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  • Do UV lights destroy algae?

    A well-designed pond will keep algae at bay naturally. But not every pond is built ideally. If you find yourself…

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  • DIY Ponds: Where to Start

    You're a capable do-it-yourselfer who can find the pointy end of a shovel. You're not afraid to get dirt under…

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  • Ecosystem Pond vs. Koi Museum

    Pond fish owners generally fall into one of two camps: people who just want to kick back and watch the…

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  • Winter: When can fish stop eating?

    Koi and goldfish do not need to eat when water temperatures drop below 55 degrees. That’s because they are cold-blooded,…

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  • Help! My koi or other fish are sick

    Most fish issues can be avoided by following a few simple, preventative measures. Please call the experts at Splash if…

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  • What is a disappearing waterfall?

    Are you interested in installing a waterfall in your yard but concerned about the safety and liabilities of having a…

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  • Fall: How do I keep leaves out?

    Oh, fall. The pretty oranges and red hues dotting the trees, the nip in the air, the mucky dead leaves…

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  • Winter: Best care for pitcher plants?

    Every season brings wonderful changes to the pond. One of our favorite pond plants this time of year is the…

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  • Winter: What do frogs do in cold temps?

    Aquatic frogs such as the leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) and American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) typically hibernate underwater.

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  • Winter: Can fish stay outside?

    Generally, yes. Most fish can weather the cold just fine thanks to their amazing biological safeguards.

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  • Winter: What do fish do in cold weather?

    In the winter, koi and goldfish enter a semi-dormant state called torpor. It’s not quite hibernation, and they are still…

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  • Winter: How to make a hole in pond ice

    Your fish friends may be dormant during the winter, but they still need to breathe. That means you need to…

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  • Winter: How do I get my pond ready?

    The temperatures are dropping and your pond is covered in a beautiful icy glaze. You no longer have to worry…

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  • Spring: How do I get my pond ready?

    Spring is simply the most exciting time of year for your pond. As your fish, plants and everyone else in…

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  • Aquascape Pump Remote Control How-To

    The Aquascape Remote Control works with the Aquasurge and the Aquaforce Pumps to increase and decrease the water flow over…

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  • How to Grow Variegated Striped Rush

    Variegated Striped Rush is a great upright plant that adds just the right amount of height to any pond. It’s…

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  • How to Grow Goldi Creeping Jenny

    Creeping Jenny has attracted quite the following among water gardeners in the U.S. And what’s not to love? It’s hardy,…

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  • How to Grow Royal Pickerel

    Royal Pickerel is a stunning specimen with striking colors. Pickerel in general – including Royal Pickerel and standard Pickerel Rush…

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