It's about time to remove the cover from the pond. Normally this would be a little early in the year to do this but the weather has been sunny and it can create ammonia in the water when the dead leaves ferment. So it's important to remove the dead plant matter.
We have two ponds, one in front and one in back. This year hopefully we will be renovating the front one, as a squirrel decided to make it a home, so it was drained and needs to be cleaned before it's filled again. That's another HUGE project for another day!