can't live with them, can't shoot them
Float valves can be a real pain in the neck! They get loose over time, they get old, they get knocked out of adjustment by the skimmer net/basket, they're just stubborn sometimes. But here in the Sonoran desert, they are a necessity, especially during our hottest, driest months of May and June.
Luckily, though, they are a simple mechanism, and you can learn to work with them yourself instead of being a captive to service call fees every time the little bugger gets sideways with you. The video below shows you exactly how to adjust your float valve yourself. So, don't be intimidated!
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Barbi Holdeman, co-owner of The Pond Gnome, enjoys sharing their 15+ years of education & experience with you! She writes about Phoenix Ecosystem Pond Installation, Pond Maintenance, Wildlife around the Pond, Koi and Goldfish in the Pond, and the Pond Lifestyle. If you enjoy what she writes, please share it!
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