When Should I Get A Pond Cleaning?
The best way to properly care for you Koi Pond is to have it professionally cleaned by a pond cleaner. Cleaning your fish pond and water feature twice a year is the best rule of thumb. Once in fall to clean up from the summer months and again in the winter to remove any leaves or dead plant debris so that the pond has a nice fresh start for the spring.
Getting a pond cleaning during the warmer months is okay but not great. The biological bacteria in your pond is already mature and thriving. So, a pond cleaning in the warmer months will kill all the good bacteria you need to have a healthy, happy, clear pond. When you kill that bacteria, your pond’s biological ecosystem is forced to start over again and can cause an algae bloom. So, instead of getting a pond clean out during the warmer months, getting a pond cleaning during the fall and winter is easier on your fish pond.
Just like your koi fish during the colder temperatures, your fish pond goes dormant as well. The bacteria in your pond thrives in warmer weather, and it isn’t active during the fall and winter. Instead of going through two biological cycles, your pond only goes through its spring cycle.
If you forget to have our pond cleaner come out during the fall or winter, don’t worry we can clean your fish pond or water feature at any time of the year. We just wanted to point out the most ideal times.
Fish Ponds and water features need to be twice a year to help promote healthy fish and a strong ecosystem. Our travelling 800 gallon tanks will insure your koi fish are safely cared for while we empty your and pressure wash your rocks and tune your system to look like new.
While we are performing your fish pond cleaning, we will remove excess dead plant material, leaves and debris. We will completely empty and clean your biological filter and pond skimmer.
We will also wipe the lenses of your underwater lights. After conducting a full pond clean out our pond cleaner will fill your pond, dechlorinate and acclimate your koi fish back into your fish pond.
Our pond cleaner can bring whatever pond supplies you need while we are there doing your pond cleaning. Pond supplies that might be needed during a pond cleaning are new filter pads for your biological filters. These should be replaced every two years.
You may also want to consider pond skimmer net replacement and skimmer pad replacement. Because we have a pond supply store, we are capable of bringing you any pond supplies you may need. You may also want to consider have our pond cleaner upgrade your underwater pond lighting while your pond is being cleaned. This is the easiest and most cost effective time to do this.
Fish ponds are not the only thing that should be cleaned twice a year. Water Features and Pondless Waterfalls also need to be cleaned. Their reservoirs can become clogged with muck which will slow the flow of your water down. When this happens, water flow to your pump is restricted and can cause it to burn up. Getting your water feature or pondless waterfall cleaned regularly is preventative maintenance and important.
Our pond clean out season tends to fill up very quickly. Signing up for a pond cleaning in the fall/winter insures you a shorter waiting period and your fish pond will look great for the holidays. Contact Garden Ponds Unlimited at 405-794-3323 or visit our online Pond and Pondless Cleaning Form.