Spring at WhatPond

floaring dockWow amazing weather the past few days and hopefully sticks around through the summer.

Spring has hit and life is just popping up all over, even at the pond, below is a short video of some of the events going on at the pond. From the Koi surfacing and their first feeding to the frog out sunbathing or at least trying to shake the winter hibernation blue’s and get warmed up to move. He didn’t even blink when touched.

As we walked around we found perch eggs and that is exciting. Hoping to see some little perch again this year when it’s feeding time for the Koi.

Bringing out the floating dock and the lighthouse is a little work but well worth the effort in the end as they will be enjoyed through the rest of the summer months. The dock is a little hard to paddle around but so nice to bspring sunsete out on the water and have a feeling that no one can get to you. Let the breeze blow you around and feel the action of the little ripples of the water.

Two days away to the Pond and Lake water Quality Workshop and still have things to get done.

Enjoy the video and comments are always welcome.

About the Author: Darrell Rhoades is the founder of Whatpond.com. A one man business, works full time in tool & die. It all started when he built his own pond for the family. Ran into pond issues and started the research with pond suppliers and conferences for pond management. He writes about pond building and pond management and sells pond management supplies, aeration & fountains and Practical hands on experiences at Whatpond.com. . No physical store, but has items in stock.

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  • Joe S. Marquez Apr 3, 2010 @ 17:49

    Hello Darrell,

    You may be a little ahead of me, tired of winter. Have taken some fish losses all around, all sizes of ponds. Warm then cold again. Began heating tanks to save some strugglers,seems to be working. Treatments are useless unless I raise temps. Have many questions regarding a 400,000 gallon pond I am looking at,would love to discuss the project with you. JOE The Floating Dock is great,fish are wonderful….

  • Cary Martin Apr 3, 2010 @ 19:15


    You got me excited to be driving up in the morning!!! I’m sure your place is as beautiful in person as it is on video. Can’t wait to see it on Monday moring. I’m excited to pass on my knowledge to you and our guest.

    See you soon.

    All the best,


  • Darrell Rhoades Apr 4, 2010 @ 4:33

    Hey Cary,

    We are very excited that you are coming to share your knowledge and life experiences
    about pond and lake water quality and how to cure poor water health.
    Every thing is almost ready and final touch’s today…

    Drive safe my friend and enjoy your Easter day.

  • Darrell Rhoades Apr 4, 2010 @ 4:51

    Hey Joe,
    I hear you on the water temps. We had the same problem last year.
    It took forever for the pond to warm up and had some fish loss as well, bluegill, perch and Koi, what a bummer.
    Hopefully this year it continues the warming trend. Sorry to hear about your fish loss always a bummer when one passes.
    Yes we need to get together for the interview and to work out your pond project.
    Good idea on heating up the tanks, it seems the Koi need the water to be 60 degrees for their immune system to kick in.

    Keep up the GREAT work.
    Talk soon

  • Lori Bray Apr 5, 2010 @ 10:17

    Hello Darrell,

    I wanted to thank you for sharing this. What a beautiful sight to see all the life at your pond. I really enjoyed your video. Have a great day today with Cary Martin.

    Lori Bray

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