Everyone wants and needs a holiday. So, at some point over the next few months, you’ll be relaxing somewhere other than your home sweet home. If you do, there a few items you’ll want to take care of before you go:
Clean your filter: Wash your filter pads and/or back-flush your biological filter.
Clean your fountain intake or debris-handling filter: Algae and sludge tend to build up in the little holes or filter pad. Pull them out of the pond and give them a good spray with your garden hose.
Top off the water level, and remember to use some form of tap safe to keep your water safe for your fish.
Make sure your fish are fed: If you’re going to be away for a week or more, consider an auto feeder, or have your neighbor feed them for you.
Check all hose fittings and waterfalls for any leaks