Many inexperienced pond owners are unfamiliar with fall netting. During fall, the leaves will begin falling from the trees, and will land in your pond. Fall netting is primarily used to keep the leaves out of the water, but can also give the fish protection against predators. New pond owners often wonder what all the fuss is about when it comes to fall netting, but the procedure is done for many important reasons.
Why You Need Fall Netting Services
The presence of leaves and debris in your pond is unsightly, can clog filters, and tint your water a dark brown. Besides these visible issues, leaves and debris can create much more serious problems most pond owners don’t notice. As they decompose, the leaves will emit various toxins into the water which will endanger the lives of your fish, while causing the growth of algae. This effect is compounded when the pond is frozen over, as there is nowhere for the gasses built up to escape. Many pond owners think that the death of their fish during winter is a result of the cold, when in reality, it is due to excess debris that is poisoning the water.
Fortunately, there are many options available when it comes to fall netting. The most important two features of a net are it’s strength, and its mesh size. If you plan on using your netting all year to keep out predators, then you want a lighter net with larger holes so it is less noticeable and you can still enjoy the pond. For fall nettings we recommend a stronger netting with a smaller mesh to catch as much debris as possible, and handle the weight of everything. Fall nets are then taken down in the winter after all the leaves are done falling.
Our service guarantees your net will hold up no matter how many leaves fall. We use high-quality netting, which we cut to the size of your pond. We also build a custom PVC frame, which arcs over your pond and supports the netting. The PVC frame creates strength, prevents sagging, and results in a more professional look. The arc shape lets leaves fall to the side for easy cleanup, and gives any plants or other protruding objects plenty of room underneath.
What We Do for Fall Netting
- Netting installation and positioning
- Mesh and netting size measurements
- PVC frame construction
- Reducing netting stress
- Leaf removal from the top of the netting
- … and more!
Why Choose Fitz’s Fish Ponds for Fall Netting?
Fitz’s Fish Ponds has considerable expertise when it comes to the construction and maintenance of ponds of all sizes. We are based in New Jersey where winters can be cold and severe so we can install netting during late summer or early fall that will allow your fish and plants to remain protected from leaf buildup and decay. Installing fall netting properly and positioning it above the water line in a manner that will last during winter is extremely important, and takes impeccable skill. We will select the proper material and size and our team of professionals will perform the measurements to ensure the netting prevents the leaves from entirely entering the water. Contact Fitz’s Fish Ponds or complete the Fall Netting Form to inquire about fall netting services today!