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.
You may think that a full garden clean out is an overwhelming task but it is not actually despite the effort and time you spare for it. With the help of this article, pond clean out becomes easier.
First, you need to prepare your holding tank. The reason for having a holding tank is for your fishes to be transferred there while you do the cleaning. 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. The tank doesn’t have to be filled completely for as long as the fishes are already comfortable with the water level.
Next is to use a pump sock that is actually your best option in preventing your pond pump from sucking any large debris that will be the cause of blocking and damages. 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.
Another tip is for you to catch your fish only when the water from your pond is one-foot level. The reason for this is that your fish will have limited area to hide and it is easier for you to catch them. 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.
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. This way, spotting of overgrown plants are easier. By having a drained pond, spotting of more damages or other problems on your pond is easier.