In New Jersey and many northern climates winter poses some challenges for our fish ponds and water features. Our ponds and fish are subject to extreme cold temperatures at time, snow, and debris flying around and landing in our ponds and water features. Spring arrives and all we want to do is get those features running to enjoy them throughout the spring, summer and fall. It's a daunting and disgusting task, is a pond/water feature cleaning really necessary?
Much more than a pond cleaning
While the goal in the spring is the get your pond or water feature all cleaned up from the winter and the have a beautiful clean pond and water feature for the spring, there are very important tasks that accompany a cleaning.
A pond cleaning can be compared to a "physical" for us. We get physicals to make sure our bodies are functioning correctly. More importantly a physical will allow us to find a potential ailment so we can take the proper steps to prevent it from getting worse or fix it altogether.
In addition to cleaning your pond or water feature, during our Platinum Spring Service (Full Pond Cleaning) , we are giving your pond a yearly physical or check up. We check your plumbing, your filters, perform pump maintenance, check the health of your plants, check the integrity of your liner, we even take a look at your fish.
Why do we do all of this? Peace of mind. We get physicals for peace of mind, when we bring our vehicles in for service all main systems are checked for peace of mind, we have our furnaces cleaned and checked for peace of mind. Ponds and water features are cleaned and checked in the spring for, yes you guessed it peace of mind.
Fish health is a big one. Catching fish ailments early provides a greater chance to help those fish. The only way to really check your fish is to get them out of the pond, and the safest way to do this is to drain the pond.
Whether you hire a professional or do the spring cleaning yourself, a pond cleaning is essential in keeping your pond and fish healthy and running well for the season or keeping a waterfall or fountain running strong and with minimal issues during the spring and summer seasons.
The answer: Yes, you should!
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Over the last 18 years, Clay has been involved in landscaping and aquascaping, which led him to his passion, POND BUILDING and opening A Frog’s Dream in 2006. His true passion is to create works of art for others to enjoy and marvel at in the privacy of their own backyards.