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Spring Cleaning Secrets to a Successful Pond Season

Vacuum Your Way to Better Water Quality

After a long winter, pond-keepers should prepare their pond for the coming pond season with a spring pond cleaning. This year, why not ease spring cleanup with a pond vacuum, and enjoy better pond water quality and fish health throughout the coming pond season.

Take Steps to Create a Healthier Pond Environment
Spring pond cleanup is ultimately about improving water quality. As soon as pond water temperatures are consistently at or above 60°F, begin cleaning the bottom of your pond. Remove large organic debris such as fallen leaves with a pond net and then remove sludge/muck with a pond vacuum.

Spring Pond Cleanup Tips
Keep pond-vacuuming sessions relatively short; remove no more than 10% of the pond water volume per cleaning. Water that is removed needs to be replaced, and after a freezing winter, tap water may still run very cold. Replacing more than 10% of your pond water with frigid tap water can unnecessarily stress your pond fish.

Use a tap water conditioner to combat harmful chlorine and chloramines in tap water.

Add bacterial additives to enhance vital biological filtration and provide beneficial bacteria that compete against harmful, pathogenic bacteria.

Install a pond aerator placing the diffuser (bubbler) near the surface to replenish vital oxygen levels and to optimize biological filtration.


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