Aquatic plants will continue to grow in your pond as the temperatures rise this spring and summer. Read about the common types and how to manage them.
Fish feeding may sound simple, but there are many factors like time of day, available oxygen and fish type to consider. Here is Kasco's best advice on how to feed your fish.
Fountains and aerators offer splendid beauty to ponds and lakes, but it's important to know what's going on beneath the surface. Here are the top benefits of adding aeration to your water.
Aeration is all about gas exchange. Joe Holz explains.
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Not a pond enthusiast? No problem. There are many benefits to owning a pond that might change your mind.
Are our 120V or 240V units cheaper to run? Which are more efficient? We're often asked these questions, and the answers may surprise you.
Your pond bottom is effecting your fish more than you think. By varying the material, you'll be providing your fish with more areas for feeding, rest and reproduction.
Run your Kasco fountain or surface aerator for nighttime use to continue adding crucial oxygen, but also to install an LED light kit for an extra level of beauty.
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The warmer months are prime time for an algae bloom, so it's important to find the right water quality solution that best fits your application's needs.
Pick the right water quality solution for your pond this spring with Kasco's water aerating products.
A fountain can be a delightful addition on your residential or commercial property. When taken care of properly, this attractive new addition can provide many years of aesthetic beauty [...]
Kasco products can help eliminate mosquito breeding areas in ponds and lakes by circulating and agitating the surface water.
In potable water, the biggest threat to water safety is unmixed tank contents. Inadequate mixing in potable water storage is a persistent problem for many municipal water systems that can lead to [...]
Kasco de-icers are a great way to prevent ice formation and protect boats and docks in the winter, but these units provide aeration benefits even into the summer months.
It's important to take proper cleaning and storage steps when removing your Kasco De-Icer. Follow our recommendations to prolong the use of the unit and make winter installation much easier.
De-icing is not just for the protection of property like boats, piers, or docks. It’s also not just for winterkill prevention for the fish in your pond. De-icing can also be used to protect your [...]
Winterkill is a devastating phenomenon that can happen to any pond or lake without proper aeration. Learn how to prevent it with Kasco products.
Directional flow of water can help with countless water issues including gathering of trash, aeration, preventing stagnant water and more. Circulation can be used in countless applications.
Considering the costs of constructing a pond, it makes good economic sense to prolong the life of your pond. One of the simplest and most economical ways of doing this is to use aeration.
Learn why Kasco de-icers are so effective in countless applications.
Mixing can be an all-encompassing category for both biological processes in ponds, lakes, and sea water or in chemical or industrial processes in tanks, towers, and treatment facilities. The key [...]
Retention ponds are developed to serve two functions, limit flooding and pollutant removal. Retention and detention ponds are often developed in areas with significant construction and non-porous [...]
The effects of spring and especially fall turnover can be devastating to your pond. Turnover problems may not happen every year, but if turnover does occur, it could ruin a large investment in [...]
Ice expansion pressure is a vastly underrated damage risk. The size of a body of water is directly proportional to expansion damage risk potential. The larger the body of water, the larger the [...]
Have you ever been swimming in a pond or lake in late summer and noticed the top few feet of water is like bath water and below that, the water is cool and refreshing? This cooler water, although [...]
Each pond or lake has several different zones that divide the water column from top to bottom and side to side. The zones discussed are the Littoral Zone, Limnetic Zone, Profundal Zone, Euphotic [...]
Ponds and lakes go through a natural aging process, and considering the “goal” of the erosion process is to fill in low areas with eroded earth from tall areas, the progression eventually fills [...]
Despite often being the #1 complaint of many pond owner’s, aquatic plants do serve a vital purpose in any pond ecosystem. Learn why in this article.
Not all retention or detention ponds are created equal. Some retention ponds are much more effective at catching pollutants, removing or using up those pollutants, and discharging cleaner water [...]
Waterfowl love open water, no matter what time of year. Whether you want to winter geese, swans, or ducks on your pond or are looking to extend your waterfowl hunting season, keeping and [...]
There is a plethora of submerged aquatic plant species. Some may be more prevalent in certain areas than others. Submerged aquatic vegetation are plants that are completely under the water and [...]
Learn how to identify the most common types of floating aquatic plants.
Emergent aquatic plants grow in shallow areas, usually along the banks of ponds or lakes, or in shallow marshy areas. Some may not be considered aquatic vegetation, but can survive in wet soils [...]
There are a number of ways to manage and treat aquatic plants. Some are similar to Algae treatments and others are different due to the nature and differences between algae and other aquatic [...]
The pond and lake life cycle may paint a bleak picture for your pond, knowing your beautiful pond or lake is doomed. However, the overall aging process takes a long time and there are things that [...]
Clarity Clarity issues can arise from a number of reasons, but no matter what the cause, the effect is cloudy water that is not as appealing as clean, clear water. While it may be an aesthetics [...]
The ability of water to absorb and hold oxygen is vital to pond health and the health of your fish and other pond inhabitants. Dissolved Oxygen (DO) is the measure of the amount of oxygen [...]
Each pond, lake, or body of water is unique and not each method or application of aeration will work in each pond. It is important to talk to someone who has experience and knowledge of aeration [...]
Aeration Efficiency There are many types of methods to introduce oxygen to water through the process of aeration. Some manufacturers of equipment have tested their aeration devices for efficiency [...]
The design of the features outside of the water in your pond can be almost as important as those under the surface. There are some key features to out-of-water design that will keep your pond [...]
Depth is key in any pond habitat, but the amount of depth needed often depends on the fish species and your geographic area. In the northern parts of the country, you will typically need at least [...]
Fish require structure for safety as well as for feeding and reproduction. Structure can be natural to the pond or man-made. Providing structure in several depth levels and contour areas [...]
Varying bottom and shoreline contour add to the visual appeal of a pond, as well as to fish and overall pond health. They can also contribute to your fishing enjoyment and function of your pond. [...]
Stocking fish in you new or existing pond is the best way to get your species and densities where they should be. Not all stocking is considered equal though. You will want to contact a licensed [...]
It is important to have balance in your pond when it comes to fish species and densities of those species. Too many prey fish such as bluegills and sunfish can cause them to be stunted or smaller [...]
Freshwater fish are typically split into 3 categories; Cold-water, warm-water, and cool-water. It is important to select the category of fish that will thrive in your type of pond and in your [...]
Don’t lose site of the fact that your pond and the fish in the pond should be a source of enjoyment for you and your family and friends. Part of that enjoyment for most people is the occasional [...]
Supplemental feeding can improve the health and size of fish in your pond. Feeding should be considered supplemental and not the sole source of food for your fish. Having a balanced forage base [...]
That may not be algae in your pond! Learn how to identify the 3 most common types of algae found in ponds and you need to do about it.
Not only is algae often a “catch-all” for all nuisance aquatic plants, it is often looked at unfavorably by pond owners, and for the most part, that would be accurate. Algae does play a critical [...]
Adding a Kasco Pond Aerator, Aerating Fountain, or Water Circulator will help add oxygen and surface agitation to your pond or body of water and will help with algae problems. However, aeration [...]
While algae is necessary, it can also cause many problems within a pond environment if it is not kept in check. There are a variety of ways to manage and prevent major algae problems within a [...]
When asked what they biggest problem with their pond is, most will respond with something like algae or plant growth, foul odors, poor fish health, low oxygen levels, too much muck, etc. All of [...]
Since excessive nutrients are the main cause of a multitude of pond problems, it is important to understand where these nutrients are coming from. Nitrogen and phosphorus are the main limiting [...]
When aquatic plants and algae are treated or die off naturally, they provide large amounts of nutrients to the pond ecosystem, along with the multitude of other ways nutrients can enter a pond. [...]
While it may be a constant and uphill battle, there are ways to reduce and eliminate excessive nutrients once they are in your pond. It is ideal to prevent the nutrients from entering the pond [...]
Many people fail to engage in any active management of their pond because they don’t fully realize the value of it. It’s always important to ask the question, “What is my pond [...]
Kasco VFX fountains help increase evaporation rates from ponds receiving over 50,000 gallons of water wash a day.
Kasco, a leading manufacturer of aeration, fountain, de-icing & water-mixing solutions, broke ground to begin a remodeling project.
With the turning of the leaves, it becomes time to think about removing your Kasco fountains and surface aerators for winter. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, this is the ideal time to do some [...]
There are only so many types of bacteria that work in pond environments. These strains that work the best in these environments are typically blended into bacteria products. So, why is [...]
Macro-Zyme is an extremely high concentration of facultative anaerobic bacteria that rapidly reproduce and consume organic matter on the pond bottom. In proper temperature (55 degrees and up) [...]