If you have a pond or lakefront property, then you must know that it is not very easy to maintain. At the same time, maintaining the waterfront recreational area is not all that difficult either. Generally, your pond gives you important signs which signal to the fact that it requires a good cleaning of the muck that has built up in the pond over months or years. When you walk into the water and sink into the muck/dead vegetation, you can smell a rotting odor and or the water is cloudy and murky looking are all indications that it may be time to resolve the issue.
If you are not paying enough attention to these signs, your pond, as well as fish, can take a turn for the worse and therefore it is very important to clean your pond every now and then.
How to clean a pond?
There are multiple things to solve the problem and minimize future issues.
Figure out the size of the pond:
Before beginning the procedure of cleaning the pond or lakefront, you must get well-acquainted with the size of the pond. It is very important to know the size of the pond before starting the cleaning process. This is because the size of the pond is going to change your muck treatment plan. Figure out the surface area (Length X Width) in square footage.
After figuring out the size of the pond, the next step involving how to clean a pond is the accumulation of all the important tools that you would need to clean the pond. What all tools are required for the process again depends upon the overall size and type of debris and or muck in the pond or waterfront area. We recommend physically removing any large debris such as branches, rakes, gloves along with some waterproof waders depending on water temperature may also come in handy.
Popular cleaning systems used by the people:
There are a number of ways using which you can remove excess muck that forms the bottom of the pond and further restore the oxygen levels present in the water. Each treatment so adopted can be used on its own. However, experts claim that if you combine the below-listed treatments together, you will get the best effects with the process of cleaning:
- Helpful bacteria:
These AquaClear Pellets are formulated to dissolve the muck and dead vegetation. If this process is used consistently, the helpful bacteria can break down the muck and then help to clean the rest of the water. If the AquaClear Pellets are used consistently, you can plan on ½ to 1 inch of muck and decaying material week. For the best results, the bacteria to be distributed evenly through the surface of the area (roughly one pellet per 18 – 22 inches).
- Aeration system:
Aeration can help maintain a clean water frontage after the dead vegetation has been eliminated or minimized. This system blows air into the bottom of the pond and pushes the still water onto the surface. The process then lets the water from the bottom absorb enough oxygen at the surface which also helps to release various other gases like hydrogen sulfide.
After you perform all these cleaning methods, make sure that your pond and lakefront stays healthy.
Read what our customers have to say about our products:
Review for AquaClear Pellets
“This product works great in my pond. I have a small 1/2 acre pond and use this every year. Keeps the water clean and removes most of the smell from the bottom muck. I highly recommend this product".
- Sally K.