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Our September workshop included a presentation of existing winter covers.
 
Members viewed pond covers that have been created and discussed pros and cons of the structures to learn from everyone else's experiences.

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Dan & Sharon Olson have covered their heated pond and enjoy watching their koi during the winter.  
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Olson's framework for the covered quarantine pond at their old residence last year.  During the winter the frame was enclosed in plastic.
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Gene & Phyllis Anderson covered their outdoor pond and attempted to heat the water - the next year the indoor Redneck Koi Barn began - and is still a work in progress.
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Fred & Dotti Gurney's beautiful new koi pond in the summer - the winter cover is shown in the next photo.
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Robert & Waunita Fischbach heat their koi pond in winter and have built this cover to protect the pond and contain the heat.
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John & Ann Trevethan have devised this functional pond cover after some trial and error design work.  They shared their experiences with the group to help others avoid the same pitfalls.
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Here's another winter view of Harmon's pond before the new cover.