Rejuvenate your pond with spring pond clean outs! The best time to perform a pond clean-out is the early spring, before your water garden completely awakens from its winter dormancy. If a clean-out is performed when the water is warmer, after bacteria colonies form, the balance of the ecosystem will again be thrown off and your pond will go through another “green phase” before the bacteria colonies re-establish themselves again.
Spring Clean Outs
- Remove De-ice and pump, Drain pond to 12″ and net fish, Temporarily house fish, remove all debris, low-pressure wash pond and “boil” gravel, Install pumps, Install filter mats, bioballs and debris baskets, Fill and dechlorinate pond, acclimate and release fish, Check pond lights. *storage of all winter de-icing equipment is optional.
Spring Start Up
- If you do not require a spring clean out (pondless waterfalls, large systems) Greenscapes will start your system for you by installing the filter pads, baskets, and pumps. *storage of all winter de-icing equipment is optional.