Getting a pond cleaned in spring gives it a fresh start for the upcoming season. If the pond is left uncleaned, debris and muck that accumulated over the winter can start to biodegrade as the weather gets warmer. This process releases a lot of nutrients into the pond and can cause unwanted occurences such as string algae blossoms. String algae is common in early spring because the perrenials have yet to re-sprout, preventing them from using up these nutrients.

During a cleaning, our team safely removes the muck and debris from inside the pond. Once the pond is clean, they rinse it a few times before filling it back up with a mix of old pond water and dechlorinated tap water. Reusing pond water preserves the established bacteria colonies that are responsible for handling waste and keeping the pond clean. It also reduces the stress levels of fish since they are reintroduced into familiar water.

Once the cleaning is complete, it may be tempting to start feeding the fish large amounts of food right away however if the water is still relatively cold, it is best to ease into it or wait until it fully warms up. Fish have slower metabolisms in cold water so they will have a hard time digesting large amounts of food. Also, since most of the plants have not sprouted yet, uneaten fish food can cause nutrient imbalances in the pond.

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