koi pond supplies to have on hand for maintaining your pond
Once you have built your dream koi pond complete with drains, filtration systems, pumps, and (most importantly) beautiful koi, it is time to stalk up on koi pond supplies. There are a few koi pond supplies that you will want to keep on hand so you can easily maintain your pond. These supplies include nets, water treatments, and treatments for common koi health problems.
You will want a few different nets for handling fish and cleaning out your pond. You will want to have a skimmer net on hand that is long enough to easily reach the middle of your pond so you can remove any debris that falls into your pond. You will want to remove debris such as leaves or food particles to keep your ponds water chemistry stable. You will also want to have a net with a large and soft mesh bag that will not cause any harm to the fish you are moving. You might also want a smaller soft mesh bag to handle smaller koi.
In order to keep track of your waters chemistry you should test your waters chemistry once a week, so water testing kits are one of the koi pond supplies that you will want to stock up on. After you know what your ponds chemistry is it is important to have the right additives on hand if you need to make an adjustment. You should have a dechlorinator as well as additives to increase or decrease your ponds pH ready for any emergency treatments.
Common Disease Treatments
If one of your fish start get sick the last thing you want to do is run to the store hoping they have the right treatment, so you should definitely keep some of the most common treatments with the rest of your koi pond supplies. One of the most common treatments for fish is simple - salt. Adding salt is recommended to help treat many parasites and bacteria that plague koi fish, but another treatment for bacteria is also a great thing to have ready.
Those are a few of the koi pond supplies that you should keep around to make maintaining your pond easy. By using the nets, water tests/treatments, and disease treatments you can keep your pond beautiful, clean, and your koi fish healthy.
Is there anything that you keep on hand that you would suggest? Have you run into a situation where you wished you had one of these koi pond supplies? Tell us in the comment section we love to hear your stories!