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
1. Ecosystem Boost
Coldwater Beneficial Bacteria starts colonizing early
Colonizing is a key component in a healthy ecosystem
If cleaned much later, this new colony will be washed away
2. Fish Health & Safety
Fish are still dormant, but not hibernating
Ideal time for fish movement & transport
Less active fish means a diminished chance of injury
3. Aquatic Plant Growth
Plants still dormant, so no damage to any new, emerging growth
Best time for fertilization
Plants will absorb fertilization sooner for an explosion of blooms at the start of season and throughout
• 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
Annual Cleanout pricing starts at $580 and is based upon the size of the pond and service history. Our service manager will discuss with you your service & payment options. The submission form reserves your place in line for scheduling. Prepay today to lock in best availability.
All NEW (non-Pond Country built pond) Annual Cleanout customers will be required to have a PondFacts report completed prior to cleanout service. Existing & prior service / cleanout customers will not need a PondFacts.
V.I.Pond Star members receive 15% off all services including Fall & Winter Prep!
*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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