Annual Pond Cleanout

Choose your season

Read below to discover why you need an Annual Pond Cleanout.
Now you can choose your season: Fall or Spring. Receive a free bonus when you choose Fall.

Cleanouts are necessary to maintain a clear, healthy pond. Once cold weather begins, the beneficial bacteria that balances your ecosystem goes dormant. A large amount of muck & waste builds up in your filter & pond bottom. This causes ammonia spikes which are deadly to fish and 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 (January – February) is by far better for the ecosystem, fish stress, and aquatic plants.

Why you need a pond cleanout

These are the top 3 reasons why completing an earlier annual pond cleanout in the winter benefits your pond

What’s included in a pond cleanout?

  • Drain your pond
  • Remove your fish safely
  • Place back fish after cleaning
  • Remove all large debris
  • Pressure wash rocks & filters
  • Replace any loose or missing gravel
  • Check & repair lights
  • Pond detoxifier application
  • Beneficial bacteria application
  • Blow leaves & debris away
  • Fertilize all aquatic plants
  • Make sure your pond runs like new
  • Labor & trip charge included*


• Clean the bio-filter to remove muck
• Cut back aquatic plants that turn brown
• Remove excess debris
• Apply cold water bacteria treatment
• Net the pond to prevent leaves from settling
• Salt your pond for fish health & well-being

Pond Cleanout Pricing

V.I.Pond Star members receive 15% off all services including Fall & Winter Prep!


Sign up today! It’s easy!

Fill out our simple online form or call 1-888-978-3764. Our service manager will contact you after your request is received.

*We can usually finish within man hours allotted. Any additional hours of labor due to excessive plant or fish load, larger pond sizes, or for additional services requested – labor will be billed at $145 per man hour. Gravel replenishment & lights are extra charge. Trip charge may apply to work outside service area. Full payment will be rendered at the time of service scheduling via email invoice as we will no longer be sending invoices via USPS mail. You will receive an invoice via email with online payment options. We accept all major credit cards. Call 336-252-9066 for any questions.

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