The spring cleaning is essential to a ponds's health and cleanliness.
In the springtime, when the water temperature gets about 40
degrees F, the
have a thorough
- Drain all of the water out of the pond.
Set the fish and other critters aside in
an appropriately sized clean container with pond water. Examine
the fish for overall
Remove the thicker debris from the pond
with a wet/dry vac or dust pail and broom.
Rinse the pond and, if necessary, scrub the walls with a soft
brush or pad
Pump or vacuum out the rinse water.
Clean out and hook up the pump, filter and other appliances.
Replace or add filter media if needed.
Make any necessary repairs to the pond at this time.
Fill the pond with fresh water and add dechlorinator
While waiting for the pond to fill, divide, repot and fertilize
any pond plants that need it.
Put the fish and plants back in, taking care to remove any
excess fish and note whether or not the plant supply is adequate.
Turn the system on and add a start-up dose of bottled bacteria.
Backyard Ponds is a full service
water garden and pond company. We provide this
service in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
areas. Please contact us if
you would like more information.
Helpful Items for the spring cleaning can be purchased
at our online store, PondMart™: