Ensure Your Pond Cleanliness By Using the Right Equipment
If you have a pond in your garden, it is understandable that it will require caring and maintenance for your inhabitants. You may have with you a filtration system and regular spot clean to ensure that the pond is having a healthy ecosystem but you need to remember that at least once a year, your pond requires 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.
First, you need to prepare your holding tank. Holding tanks are actually the ones that your fishes hang out while you are doing your clean out. Don’t forget that the size of your tanks will also depend on how big your fishes are. After that, your tank must be placed in a shaded area near the pond because it will be easier for you to pump water from your pond and into your holding tank. You don’t have to fill the tank fully as long as your fishes are already comfortable with the level of water inside the tank.
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.
It is also recommended to use a power washer instead of a hose to ensure that the cleaning is sufficient especially the removal of the muck.
Lastly, you need to check on your plants and lighting, too, thus, a totally drained pond is a must. By doing so, it will not be difficult for you to check for overgrown plants. By having a drained pond, spotting of more damages or other problems on your pond is easier.