Drain pond. We drain the pond so we can perform a deeper clean. We want to get a good amount of the gunk, muck, and debris out of your pond.
Remove fish. We take the fish out so we can clean your pond without disturbing them too much. The tank we move them to has their original water in it so they don’t go into shock. Fish tend to react poorly to new water makeup. The aerator makes sure the water has plenty of oxygen.
Fish wellness exam. This is to make sure none of your fish are sick. We want every part of your pond to be healthy and amazing!
Power wash boulders and gravel. This step in fall pond maintenance loosens up algae, muck, and debris. We can clean it out better and more easily this way. We don’t want to remove all of the organic material because it actually helps the pond thrive. If it’s part of Mother Nature, it’s part of the ponds we build and maintain.
Wash filter pads. The filter pads inside the bio-falls, pressure filter, and skimmer box get really nasty. We clean them out so they can continue doing a great job keeping your pond clean and clear.
Adjust boulders and cover any exposed liner with gravel. We adjust the boulders so they look good and aren’t causing any problems. Covering the exposed liner makes your pond look better and more natural.
Clean and adjust any lights. If you have any lights we want them to keep helping your pond look beautiful at night.
Refill the pond. This is a very important part of koi pond fall maintenance. We use municipal water and add some de-chlorinator. This adjusts the chemical makeup of the water to be comfortable for your fish.
Reintroduce fish. We do this over the course of a few minutes so as not to scare or shock your fish.
Leave the water on. We leave it on at a trickle until the operating water level is reached. It’ll be up to you to turn it back off.
Turn off the water and plug the pump back in. Now everything is ready to start working again!
Net installation. Nets keep all the leaves and other debris that increase during fall out of your pond. It makes winterization much easier and keeps your pond looking better and being healthier.