In addition to cleaning ponds we also do pump replacements, submersible lights, and repairs/renovation. In this video June is installing a new Acuascape AquaSurge 3000 GPH Pump in Columbia, MD. The pump wire is buried underground and inserted into your outdoor-rated GFCI outlet.
When cleaning a koi pond we first check to make sure your water paramaters aren't drastically different. We test for things such as ph, water temperature, and chlorine to ensure fish safety. Based on these results we can determine whether to do a 100% water change or not. In this video, June is cleaning the bottom filters inside the pond. This allows us to drain all the muck out with the remaining pond water. Clean filters will increase water flow which will increase overall filtration.
For ponds with no fish we do a 100% water change to achieve crystal clear water by the end of the job. In this job we had to drain the backyard pond into a storm drain in front of the house. We carry over 1000 feet of hose so that we can reach a storm drain or a forest in your vicinity.
Excessive aquatic plants are a common problem among ponds. Lilies, irises and cattails are known to take over ponds as they multiply very rapidly. Although plants provide filtration and oxygen for the fish, too many can hurt the aesthetics and the ecosystem of the pond. In this video, we had too remove the lilies because they took up too much real estate and clogged up the pond. Overall water volume is very important in keeping your pond clean so removing these plants made room for more water.
We are masters at handling koi and guarantee their health for the entirety of the job. In the following video June safely catches the fish with a large net and relocates them to an aerated holding tank near by. We slowly acclimate the koi during the cleaning to reduce their stress when reintroduced back into the pond.