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Pond Cleaning Tips

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Well, of course ponds add special charm to the outdoor area, however they also need a lot of our energy for maintenance. Today we are going to explore ways of cleaning the pond, so stick around for these must-read tips.

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Pond Cleaning Basics

Ponds as we know, can be very charming and serene, a perfect place for meditation, as considered by some – however if you won’t keep it clean, the lives of the fish becomes a disaster. You will know when the pond needs cleaning when you see lots of buildup and murky water in the pond. Perhaps these are the waste products of the fish, or some other natural ways of the pond’s life, however you are sure to know that this is not healthy for your fish!

First thing to do when cleaning the pond is to remove the fish from the water container. Now, once you did that, it is important to remove the debris from the surface of a pond, because the debris that will end up on the bottom of the pond will add to the algae and will not help in maintaining the fish’s health. Now, another thing to do is to scoop the algae of the bottom off the pond. This perhaps could mean that you need to drain some part of water from the pond. It is actually a good idea to remove it and add fresh water. However, if you use municipal water resources you will need a dechlorinator, since the chlorine is deadly for the gills of a fish.

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Now, you also need the machines that help to maintain the water clean. Remove the filter and also clean it, but of course first you need to turn it off. When you are replacing the water, you should be aware that the water needs to be of moderate temperature. So, once you follow these easy tips, it is very easy to make your pond clean!

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One comment

  1. Lianne
    September 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    We need to transfer some 30 large fully grown koi fish to a smaller trough or swimming pool for a day or two while we clean their pond, it’s September, is it safe to do this now without harming them or better in spring? Thank you in advance for your advice. Please email me at liannerollins@charter.net, phone 931-320-6759