Hot tamales and chili peppers might be a summer favorite for some. Still, warmer temperatures are enough to scare any fish and their owners into some air conditioning. As we feel the upcoming heatwaves, it is essential to keep tabs on your pond environment. During high heat spells, ponds battle heavy evaporation rates, increase photosynthesis, and warmer water temperatures than desired by most fish. Because the earth’s surface temperature will also rise, direct sunlight and indirect sunlight ponds will feel fluctuations in temperatures during high heat.