Ohio Pond Management
Pond Problems & Solutions
Most pond problems can be prevented by proper pond construction, management, and maintenance. However, not all pond owners are lucky enough to have participated in the design and construction of their pond, or in its management and maintenance through the pond’s entire history. Common pond problems include fish kills, undesirable fish, muddy water, pond leaks, and animal damage. Each of these problems has a solution than can put a pond back on track in almost every case.
Ponds managed to provide good fishing need regular maintenance to prevent problems from developing. Minor pond related problems can usually be dealt with as they arise. However, major problems like fish kills often require additional effort. Having a thorough understanding of the conditions that lead to problems can help in preventing
them before they start.