When our trained professionals come to cleanout your pond they will :
♦ Remove all water from the waterfeature
♦ Remove fish (if you have them) to portable ponds that we bring
♦ Trim plants as needed
♦ Check equipment for proper operation and clean it out
♦ Pressure wash the whole waterfeature, including the waterfall and stream
♦ Refill waterfeature and add water treatments to help establish a healthy ecosystem and protect the fish
♦ Re-stack disturbed rocks
A clean pond is critical for a healthy ecosystem! Debris builds up over the fall and winter and decays in the water, creating tannins that turn the water brown and contribute to sludge on the bottom of the pond. The gunk needs to be removed from the pond and good bacteria needs to be added. Check out our Ponds 101 for more information about ponds!
Caring for the pond after the cleanout
One of the most important aspects of a cleanout is actually the caring for the pond in the weeks following the cleanout. Keep in mind that the ecosystem of the pond is essentially being re-started when it is cleaned. Bacteria needs to be added right after a cleanout and every couple of days right after one to avoid an algae bloom. Beneficial bacteria won’t do any good if it doesn’t have anywhere to live. Therefore, it is critical that beneficial bacteria have gravel in the bottom of the pond and/or bioballs in the waterfall where they can colonize.
When proper care is taken to re-balance a pond after its cleaning, it will be well worth it! Want to get on our schedule for your cleanout?
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