Each and every year during Oklahoma's storm season we get several calls "My power is out, what do I do." So here is what you can do for your pond fish when you lose power in. Notice I said when, not if!
It's happened to all of us, whether we know a storm is coming or the lights just go out, we lose power sometimes. Many times it's not a big deal because it's off for a few hours maybe 12 tops. However when the power is off for days there could be problems. At first our attention is on our families. We need heat and water, will I lose all my food, can't flush the toilets, can't cook. Our first goal is to get the needs of our families met, then the secondary concerns come to mind.
The summer time is a bit different. Your main goal is to get that aerator plugged in and running. Depending on your generator and what circuits you have it running will depend on what you should do. If the generator runs the pond outlet make sure everything else is unplugged- pumps, lighting, and any other items you have out there. Then just plug the aerator in. On the other hand, if the generator doesn't run the pond outlet, just get that aerator plugged into the generator or an outlet the generator is powering.
Losing power is frustrating and stressful for you and your family. Being prepared can lessen that stress and diminish the frustrations that come with being powerless.
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Tim Trammell has been building, designing, servicing and maintaining pond in the Oklahoma City Metro area for over 20 years. His company Continental Ponds, is Oklahoma's first Master Certified Aquascape Contractor and is an national award winning pond and water feature builder.