We have had some unseasonably warm weather lately which has been tempting us to de-winterize the pond. The challenge for us is that if we get the pond ready for warm weather, and the temperatures drop back below freezing we could damage some of the equipment or koi.
So, we finally decided to make the change and embrace the warm weather. To our surprise the conversion went very well and nothing had to be replaced or repaired once the pumps began working. Yay!