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Old 01-08-2012, 06:06 AM posted to rec.ponds.moderated
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On Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:14:29 EDT, "a425couple"

"JB" wrote in message...
My wife and I bought a home in 1984 and lived there 20 years before moving
into our current home. I built my first pond in 1998 and, with
knowledge ----- I had a pretty successful experience. ---
Several months back we noticed it was for sale. Then, a couple of months
ago, we saw a moving van parked out front. The house has been vacant
---- My wife called the real estate agent for the house ---
I'm determined to keep the pond going as long as the powers on and the
water runs.
Once again, I'm ending with a question, What to do? What to do?

Yeah, always a tough question.
I tend to think it might be somewhat relevant,,,,
(sold probably 2004/5?)
Is it for sale by real estate agent working for the person
who purchased it from you?
Is it approaching foreclosure, in foreclosure, or bank owned?
(at either end of above, there is some motovation to
keep place looking decent. In the middle,,, sadly not!
And, that process can be very, very slow!)

Similar tale of woe here. Original owner, who put in the pond moved locally
and currently has not put in a pond. New owners ended up in foreclosure,
and the house sat. OOwner got call from neighbor that they didn't leave
pumps running and when he checked on it pond was black. We did a pond club
rescue and people showed up to help and take fish home. Many of the very
big koi were dead, they had to drain the pond way down (4-5' deep) and
neighbor was kind enough to allow them to use his water to refill once they
had them out.

Either way, you should get something to quarantine the fish at your place,
then decide if you want to keep or give away, unless you have a club that
can do a rescue mission.

What a lot of work when you no longer even own the place. And then to see
all your hard work dead.

We saw similar at our old house, yard all pretty, which sells the place,
but people don't realize that daily maintenance is needed to keep it
looking good and not turn into a big mess. It became a mess, they ripped
out a lot of plants I had always kept under control, fence fell down,
things died, etc. They moved (or passed away). Someone else takes it on
fixes it up and the cycle goes again. How it is for starter homes in
particular. :-( ~ jan

Zone 7a, SE Washington State