How Do I Clean My Backyard Ecosystem
Fish Pond Or Water Garden ?
This process is easy to answer & with a little determination, easy to acheive
First Thing To Remember
Things Needed To Tackle A Proper Cleaning Yourself
Don't have all the stuff you need to clean your pond properly?
Are You Doing It Yourself? Start Here ...
Assuming you have everything pictured above, first use the gentle stream from a garden hose to rinse the rocks and gravel. Start at the top and work your way down to the bottom. Periodically turn the clean-out pump on to remove the dirty water. You can discontinue the periodic pumping once the water rinsing down to the bottom begins to look clear. Remove the pump and begin filling the pond. If this sounds like too much work for you...
While rinsing the inside of the pond. You can also use a pressure washer to help remove heavy debris from the rocks and gravel.
Don't try to scrub all of the algae away. Some algae on the rocks will prove beneficial in developing your ecosystem. For an average size pond (11' x 16') this should take around 30-40 minutes.