Having a pond at your home is undoubtedly the quickest way to reduce stress and anxiety that you have to deal with on a regular basis. This peaceful and quiet place is essentially a man-made paradise. Apart from eliminating stress and tension of your mind, a koi pond is a perfect way of adding beauty to your backyard or any outdoor space. Let us help you to keep it looking the most attractive so you can spend more time enjoying it!
A well-designed pond requires very little maintenance. But seasonal cleanings are a very important aspect of owning a pond. The most important cleanings 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 cleaning.
- Carefully removing and hydrating the plants.
- Draining all the water.
- Removing excess organic debris, knows as sludge, muck, and slime.
- Cleaning filter media.
- Replacing and dechlorinating the water
- Acclimating the fish and plants to the new water conditions.
Cleaning a fish pond correctly includes draining it down to few cm, catching and relocating the fish and pumping out the rest of the water. Next step is to remove all decaying debris such as leaves, sticks or whatever else you might find in along with the muck & sludge. Power wash the entire pond and all its filters. Now’s a good time to adjust any rocks that might have fallen in and replace bulbs & light fixtures as necessary. Cut back and deadhead your pond plants and start adding water. Add some de-chlorinator and re-introduce the fish. That’s it, the bull work is done and you can enjoy the pond for the rest of the year with very little maintenance!