It might be January… but warmer weather is on the horizon with spring approaching in only a couple of months. A pond cleanout in January & February is the perfect task to get your water feature ready for the upcoming year.
Why do I need a spring cleanout?
Annual cleanouts are necessary to maintain a clear healthy pond. Once cold weather begins the beneficial bacteria that balances your ecosystem goes dormant and a large amount of muck and waste builds up in your filter and pond bottom. This can cause ammonia spikes which are deadly to fish and also causes large amounts of algae growth as the temperatures warm up.
As the pond service industry has evolved & gained experience, it has been discovered that cleaning the ponds earlier in the season is by far better for the ecosystem, the fish, and the plants. Here are the top 3 reasons why an earlier annual cleanout benefits your pond.
1. Ecosystem Boost
Cold water beneficial bacteria starts colonizing early in the season, a key component in a clean & healthy ecosystem. If cleaned in late winter, this new establishment will be washed away.
2. Fish Health & Safety
Fish are still dormant, but not hibernating which is the ideal time to move them. A less active fish means a diminished chance of stress or injury.
3. Plant Growth
Plants have not started growing yet, so the cleaning process will not damage new growth. It’s the best time for fertilization, as your plants will explode in blooms through the season.
Signup for our annual cleanout service today and get on our schedule before the spring rush begins!