Pond Maintenance Jobs To Keep your pond healthy

Pond Maintenance Jobs To Keep your pond healthy.

Everyone wants to keep their pond happy and healthy. Here are a few pond maintenance tips that you can ensure that you are a successful water gardener.

Pond Filtration

Whether you have a pond with just filter pads or a pond with media as filtration, it is very important to keep these items clean. How often you will clean these items will depend on the size of the pond, the amount of debris that falls into the pond and the amount/size of your fish and plants. As a general rule, I always recommend that the filter pads get cleaned at least every other week as well as with the media filtration.

Pond Cleanings

There are two types of pond cleanings performed. A partial cleaning and a full cleaning. When a partial is done, this usually involves removing all filter pads in the skimmer and pick up, lava rock and any nets or baskets are removed and everything gets cleaned very well. If there are not filter pads but a media filtration system, the filtration system will get a good backwashing. The pond gets restarted, dechlorinator and pond bacteria is then added to the pond.

A full cleaning involves removing all fish and plants, draining the pond down to the bottom and the pond and stream/waterfall get a complete powerwashing. All filter pads get cleaned or media filtration gets backwashed. All of the pond lights get checked and repaired as needed, all plants get fertilized, the pond gets refilled, dechlorinator and pond bacteria is then added to the pond and then the fish and plants are
reintroduced back into the pond.

Uv Lighting

Ultraviolent lighting is used primarily to kill off algae spores in the pond which causes green water. If you already have a Uv light system, you are then probably familiar with how to tell if it is working or not. The most notable way to detect if your system is working, is that you will notice an obvious change in the clarity of the water. If this does occur, it will be necessary to remove the bulb and replace it with another one. Another way to tell if the bulb is working, you can look into the casing holding the bulb at night time and you should see a nice blue glow. If not your bulb will need replacing. It is recommended to replace it every 6-12 months even if the light is on as it will not be working and the highest level beyond that time frame.

Pond Fish

The way you take care of your pond will also be reflected onto your fish. Providing your fish with the right diet of food and using the proper pond products, such as dechlorinator and pond bacteria will lead to healthier fish.

Pond Plants

It is very easy for pond plants to get out of control in a pond environment. More often than not most pond plants tend to grow out of their containers and make them more difficult to manage. That is why it is necessary to remove the plants on a seasonal basis and cut the plants back or put them into larger containers. It is also necessary to fertilize the plants on a regular basis

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2 Responses to "Pond Maintenance Jobs To Keep your pond healthy"

  1. I have 2 small water features (approx 4″ x 6″) in front of my house which contain water plants, no fish. How much do you charge for maintenance and how often do you service the house for that monthly charge?

    I live in Malibu, approximately 2 miles up Latigo Canyon.

    • chazkey

      Hello Sandra,
      The best thing to do is give us a call about your pond maintenance. There are really no two ponds alike. Providing pond maintenance in Malibu is no problem.

      (818) 400-0286 ask for Hal.

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