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    Pond dip

    The diffuser for one of my BD has popped off so I need to get in and put it back on. Is there any harm in putting a ladder in the pond with the fish so that I can get back out easily

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    Pond dip

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    The diffuser for one of my BD has popped off so I need to get in and put it back on. Is there any harm in putting a ladder in the pond with the fish so that I can get back out easily

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    No harm in putting a ladder in my friend but take precautions! Put someone soft around the bottom legs first to prevent any damage to the liner grp or other?? Enjoy the dip my friend !
    We where in my pond the other night.
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    Just had to get in mine to sort some the top edge out as it's only accessible by the water lol quite nice tbf lol

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    Ladder has rubber feet is that OK or should I stick something else under it. In this weather looking forward to getting in not so much so if it happens in winter Pond dip

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    Ladders in ponds slip very easily so, when I've used a ladder in a pond, I put it with the bottom against the far wall so it doesn't have anywhere to slip to. That makes an awkward climb in and out but, at least, it's a safe climb. If the ladder isn't long enough to do that, don't put it at the normal angle but put it vertically in the pond with a second person firmly holding the top so that you don't peel backwards as you climb.

    Even though the ladder has rubber feet, I would still do as Rob advised and wrap a thick pad of soft material, (such as a stolen hand towel) around each leg.

    One last important thing is to have someone videoing the operation so we can all enjoy it if you fall.

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    Great ill get some towels for the feet I'm sure the Mrs wants new ones anyway. Could be very interesting getting in and out. And I'm sure the kids or Mrs will be filming for their amusement

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    And make sure the koi don't climb out whilst your back is turned

    How deep is the pond btw? You may have a job getting the defuser back on if it's too deep.

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    All done, the Mrs forgot to press the start button but there was no falling in, just a lot of water lost with the new addition to.tge pond Pond dip. Pond is 5 foot deep so wasn't too bad once I turned the air pump off

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    And make sure the koi don't climb out whilst your back is turned

    How deep is the pond btw? You may have a job getting the defuser back on if it's too deep.

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