Pond Equipment and Pumps – Important to a Cleaner Pond
If you have a pond in your garden, it is understandable that it will require caring and maintenance for your inhabitants. Both filtration and regular spot cleans are standard requirements for your pond but don’t forget that it also requires at least once every spring of a pond clean out.
By doing a full clean out of your pond, you are already resetting the environment. If you will attend to the plants of your pond, remove the muck buildup and repair the fixtures, you will help the inhabitants to be happier and healthier.
Although a full clean out may seem to take more of your time and effort, it is still a task that you need to do that is not that overwhelming. By reading this article, you will know how to do the pond clean out easily.
To begin with, don’t forget to properly prepare your holding tank. The purpose of your holding tank is to place your fish while you do your cleaning. The size may vary depending on how big your fish is. Once you have prepared the holding tank and placed in a cool shaded place just near your pond, you can already pump water the pond into your holding tank. The tank doesn’t have to be filled completely for as long as the fishes are already comfortable with the water level.
You must also consider using a pump sock that will help your pond pump from preventing the suck up of large debris or even blocking it. This will also help you in keeping your fish safe from being accidentally sucked up. Large fishes often avoid going nearer to a pump but if in case there will be curious fishes, a pump sock is your best option.
Next, make sure that catching of fishes be done once the level of your fish pond water is at least one foot. The purpose of the one-foot water level is for the fish to have a limited area to swim away and for you to catch them easily. But of course, fish nets must be used gently.
Using of hose can be a good idea but if you really want to have a thorough cleaning of your pond and remove the muck, the power wash is the most effective tool.
Don’t forget that you should also check on the lighting and your plants of your ponds and to do so, ensure that the pond is drained. It will be easier to spot an overgrown plant if the pond is drained. Also, this will be your opportunity to check on the entire low areas of your pond if there’s any sign of damages and other problems.