How to keep a fish pond clean & oxygenated

Asked July 24, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

I have a fish pond that is 80' x 80' and slopes down to 16' deep. Can you give me some ideas on how to keep oxygen in the water for the fish and keep the water cleaner? I currently have a stream that is recycling the water thru some homemade filters to get the large particles out of the water and thru 1" & 2" river rock to help clean & oxygenate the water. I also have the water being jetted into the air and falling back into the pond. What type of plants could I put in the water to help keep it clean and oxygenated? Any and all ideas are welcomed. Fred Phillips 432-967-8949 fphillips@bobbycox.com

Ector County Texas

1 Response

Hi Fred,

It sounds like you need some diffusers to help mix the water column vertically. I'm not sure who a distributor for those products would be in your area, but you can learn about the process here and there.