Should I top up my pond with tap water?
Top up with rain butt water if you can but to avoid losses tap water is better than none at all.
The volume of tap water you will be topping up with should be small in proportion to the total volume of water in the pond so done little and often should not alter the water quality too radically at any time..
How much water loss in a pond is normal?
It is normal to lose 2-3″ of water in a week from evaporation. Garden ponds from 500 to 2500 gallons and larger usually only require small weekly watering.
How do I maintain the water level in my pond?
Controlling water levels is important for maintaining healthy ponds.Securely fasten the float valve to a water source. … Turn the water on to a slow flow rate. … Install the float valve in a stable location at the edge of your pond and adjust the valve to the desired water level.More items…•
How do I stop my pond from evaporating?
Use a combination of techniques to protect your pond from evaporation.Add aquatic plants that will partially cover the water surface to your pond. … Plant tall bushes or trees around the outside of your pond to shade the water.More items…