Pond maintenance tips/advice wanted
Dear pond experts:
We are getting anxious to move into our new (to us) home.
The home features a water garden pond.
We have never owned any kind of ornamental pond and so we must be considered complete idiots, at a loss to know the first thing about how to keep this pond in good order and what is needed to prepare it for winter etc.
So far as I can tell, the pond has 2 levels (pools).
The upper level features a waterfall emanating from a stacked rock formation. There is a second waterfall at the spillway between the upper and lower pools.
Pond appears to be roughly 10' X 20' and I have no idea of the depth.
Please post any/all comments and concerns you may have about how I should approach maintaining this pond.
They realty agency called this a "Koi pond" but I am not sure it is a genuine Koi pond replete with fish. We did not see any fish during any visits to the house, but there are no open spaces in the vegetation where that might have been possible either.
I will try to answer any questions to the best of my ability, but we still are waiting to move to this house and only have a tentative closing date around 7/17 at this time.