Spring Pond CleaningPosted: April 1, 2013 Posted by: Bradley Caldwell, Inc.
Step 1 - Cleaning
The most important task in preparing a pond for the new season is to eliminate any leftover organic residue. Use a pond net or skimmer net to remove leaves, twigs, and debris from inside the pond.
Step 2 - Refilling
Early spring is a good time to consider a partial water change of up to 50X. Use a pump to partially drain the pond. Before refilling, let the water run a few minutes to flush the pipes.
Step 3 - Starting the Pond
The best time to start the pond's biological system is right at the beginning of the season when pond temperature is above 50 °F (10 °C).