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Is there any advice on how we should keep leaves and stuff from getting into our pond. We have a stupid tree right above it that drops its seed into our pond :(.
 

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Jon, they make a netting that'll go over the pond,used to keep birds out,,,dunno if it's fine mesh enuf to stop the seeds,,,
 

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Maybe you could build a canopy over it. With some Metal Halide's and VHO's to supplement........... ok sorry. Getting a little ahead of myself here.
I dont have any experience in ponds, but i do see how that darn tree could be a problem. Would cutting a few branches work? But then you have to deal with the wind blowing them anyway... HMMM theres gotta be a good solution to this. Is moving the pond even a thought?
 

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Jon you can use something similar to the shade screening used on greenhouses. Might have to make an artistic support structure to hold it up
 

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Debris in the pond is a pita isn't it. You can install a skimmer(like a pool skimmer) in your pond that should take care of floating debris for you.

Good luck.

*Have a look at Dr's Foster and Smith or Eponds, they have skimmers for ponds.
 

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A surface skimmer helps some, but alot of crud still gets to the bottom. We built a HUGE pond at my parents house a few years ago.

You just have to fish the crud out every once in a while.

I'd imagine a net would help... but then you have the net.

Jay
 

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Climb on in every so often and get them out with your hands. Thats what I do but watch out for snakes and frogs. Frogs are almost worse than snakes because when you step on one of the slimy guys at the bottom you think you've stepped on a snake.
 
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