Why These Steps Are Important For Your Pond
Moving the fish. Your fish don’t need cleaning too! Fish are sensitive to the water they’re in which is why we use their original pond water. This is the same reason for the water detoxifier.
Pumping out the water. Some pond contractors like to clean without pumping out the water. We choose to pump because we can better clean the pond.
Taking apart and cleaning the filters. Not only is this to keep them clean and working well, but it’s also a good time to check for damages.
Removing solid waste. Leaves and such will fall into your pond. They break down into muck, which is part of a healthy ecosystem. But, not too much. It also doesn’t look great.
Pressure washing and rinsing. This helps get rid of muck, debris, and algae. You don’t want to get rid of all of it though! Muck and algae are part of pond ecosystems. They’re actually necessary for healthy ponds. Just take enough off to keep your pond looking good.
Covering exposed liner. Seeing black liner spots poking through the beautiful rock and gravel bottom will ruin the look! Gravel also protects your liner from UV and other damages.
Repairing and replacing additions. Your pond will look its best if the additions look great too! Nobody wants burnt-out lights or a water purifier that’s not working.
Detoxifying the water. This removes any chemicals (like fluorine) from the water. Fish don’t deal well with these chemicals.
Reintroducing fish. This needs to be done slowly so your fish don’t go into shock from the new water. Put them in a bucket or open bag. Place it in the water but don’t let any into the container. Slowly let some in over the next 15 or so minutes. Then, release them.
Re-establishing the ecosystem. Spring koi pond maintenance does reset the ecosystem some. It’ll take a bit, but your pond will get back to the amazing feature it was.