Garden Feature Clean Out Guide

If you need to change the water in your water feature follow our simple guide to get you started!

  1. If you have fish, use some of the pond’s water to keep your fish alive in a holding tank while you complete the cleaning process.
  2. Use a pump and a drain hose to siphon all the water from the pond.
  3. Once all the water has been removed, power wash the pond’s rocks, liner and anything else that has a layer of algae. Use a pond cleaner to scrub away tougher debris.
  4. Make any adjustments to the rocks and make sure they are in a solid location or position.
  5. Check any live plants and thin them out or reposition the onges that are in need.
  6. Check the lighting that you might use in your water feature. You should replace bulbs once a year and this is a perfect time to get that done while you are checking on them. Consider investing in new UV bulbs!
  7. Refill your pond or water feature! If you have hard water or city water, add a conditioner. If your water is still murky, add some clarity defense.
  8. Re-acclimate the fish by adding some of the new water to their holding tank so they can adjust slowly to the chemistry of the new water. You can add a stress-reducer to help make this a smooth adjustment.
  9. Enjoy the calming affect your water feature offers you over the next few seasons!