Article - Storms!
What I’ve learned is to under-stock the pond, to prepare for power outages. When the power goes out, with less fish, I don’t have to worry about oxygen depletion. I also have access to a small generator, just in case, to power the aeration system if not the entire filter and pump.
In addition to this, I prepare for flooding by lowering the pond level below the skimmer, turning off the skimmer at times, to prevent my having to run outside in the rain. I don’t want my fish harmed, but I would hate to be struck by lightning myself. And then, I slow up on the feeding, or stop entirely, so that when and if the power is out, I am not hit with ammonia spikes. My fish have gone through one rainy season here with me so far, and no harm came to us. I keep hydrogen peroxide on hand in case of extreme emergency, but so far, have only had to soak my dog’s sore foot in it. Now, snowbirds, see what you’re missing?