Get your new pond ready for fish and plants by removing chlorine and phosphates from tap-water, adding pond salt or adjusting and buffering the pH.
The key word in “water garden” is “water,” and taking care of the water in your pond is as important as taking care of the plants and fish that grow in it.
Only about 50 percent of pond owners claim to use a water conditioner when adding tap water to a pond. But it’s very important to use one – especially if you’re adding fish. Water conditioners remove chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals to make tap water safe for your underwater friends.