A well designed
pond requires very little maintenance. But seasonal
cleanings are a very important aspect of owning a pond. The most
are the spring cleaning and the fall cleaning.
Pond Cleaning can
be a labor intensive and dirty process, which includes:
- Removing fish and safely keeping them for the duration of the
- Carefully removing and hydrating the plants.
- Draining all the water.
- Removing excess organic debris, knows as sludge, muck, and
- Cleaning filter media.
- Replacing and dechlorinating the water
- Acclimating the fish and plants to the new water conditions.
happy to provide this service to those unsure of the proper methods,
or veteran pond
owners that wish to have this service done for them.
also offer contracted service on either weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly
basis where we top off the pond, clean necessary filter equipment,
prune and fertilize plants, top off the pond, pull up stringy algae,
sticks, leaves, and check the water quality.
be advised that we provide this advice as a reference only.
Every pond is different, and may present different problems
and solutions, so take care to research and thoroughly think
out any situations before you take any actions.
Backyard Ponds is
a full service water garden and pond company. To
schedule a cleaning in the Washington,
DC, Maryland and Virginia areas, please contact
us for information.
Helpful Items for cleaning a pond
can be purchased at our online store, PondMart™: