Hi all - We have gone through our first winter with our pond and all of my fish survived and look fine but the pond itself looks gunky. I have just bought a vac from Fosters & Smith and am waiting for it to arrive but I wanted to ask a couple of questions.
First, our water is clear but of course it looks yucky b/c everything is covered in algae. I have just started feeding the fish again so I know the water will start changing. Should I start checking the pH now and making adjustments or wait a little longer. I use white vinegar to adjust the pH. I know once I use the vac, everything will be stirred up. I also need to get the plants I sunk back up. Not sure if they survived or not.
I guess I just need to know what do I need to do first.