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Don't Fret, Get a Net!

The primary reason for using netting over the pond is to keep leaves out of the water. Netting can also be used to protect fish from predators, while that is another issue altogether. But, the question may still linger, "Why do we need to keep the leaves out of our ponds?"

As leaves begin to decompose they release many compounds including methane, which put the lives of your fish at risk and promote algae growth. Have you ever noticed that ponds can sometimes look tea-colored? That’s another reason why we need to keep leaves out of our ponds. Tannins, caused by leaves and debris that sit and decompose at the bottom of the pond, are what make that water brown or tea-colored. If some of you already have this problem before you even have gotten a chance to put up a net, don’t fret! That is what activated carbon is there for. Activated carbon removes those tannins as well as chlorine and odor, making your water feature look like new again.

 Having a protective pond net over your water feature is essential for proper fall maintenance and keeps your pond clean and debris free. Installing a net in the fall will help make the leaf removal process a non-problem, and at the same time, makes life easier come spring when you open your beloved pond. Once installed by Action Water Gardens, you leave it on until winter comes and then which you remove so it does not get damaged by ice or snow buildup. Keep your water clear and healthy by being proactive and set up a netting appointment with us today! So do not hesitate, get the net, have us install it and make your life easier and happier. 

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A Message from Mark Sousa (A.K.A. Doctor Pond), owner of Action Water Gardens in Tolland, CT

You may ask yourself, "Why choose Action Water Gardens?". The answer is simple. Customer service. As the owner, I am the business. I've been in the landscape and water gardens business for over 15 years. I strive to be knowledgeable about the products and services that we offer and I provide one-on-one consultation on the issues you are facing, whether you are installing for the first time or simply maintaining your current garden or waterfall. See what our customers have to say.

We take pride in our installations. View our photo galleries of the many installations that we've done and judge for yourself. We focus solely on water gardens, ponds, fountainscapes and waterfalls. It's not a sideline of another business, this IS our business.

We service all of Connecticut - including Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County, Windham County - as well as Western Massachusetts - including Worcester County, Hampden County and Berkshire County.

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