Pond Cleaning & Maintenance Services
Villanova, Montgomery County & Bucks County, Pennsylvania (PA) Area
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Why clean your pond
Many people here in the Villanova, Montgomery County & Bucks County, Pennsylvania (PA) area, ask why a pond cleaning is recommended on a yearly basis. The answer is that an annual drain and clean makes it possible for an ecosystem pond to require very little maintenance throughout the year. Starting off the spring with a clean pond helps boost your pond’s ecosystem allowing it to stay cleaner longer.
We always recommend having a drain and clean done in the springtime, we here at Philadelphia Waterscapes, usually start cleaning ponds in late March to early April, depending on weather conditions. Cleaning out any debris that may have gathered over the winter, while inspecting all mechanical components, lessens the chance of any issues occurring during the heat of the summer months.
Once on site Philadelphia Waterscapes’ technicians will get down and Dirty cleaning your water feature. We try to save as much of your pond water as possible, as long as it is in good condition, this not only helps your fish adjust to the freshly cleaned pond but also allows us to keep your fish (frogs and turtles too!) in large 500-1000 gallon holding tanks ensuring their safety. Once the pond is drained down and fish have been safely moved we will powerwash the majority of the algae off of the rocks in your pond, the small amount of algae that is left on the rocks is the home to beneficial bacteria and Bio-film that is necessary for your ecosystem pond to function properly. After power washing, the pond will be rinsed down to remove any built-up sediment within the pond. All mechanical components will be inspected and cleaned, any issues that we may find will be brought to your attention to lessen the chances of issues arising throughout the year. Once the pond has been cleaned the pond water will be returned and new water will be treated and added. The pond inhabitants will be returned to their homes once the water reaches a suitable depth. Beneficial Bacterial will be dosed into the pond to kickstart your biological filtration system. To prevent inflated pond cleaning charges the homeowner is responsible for finishing the refilling of the pond and turning on the pump. All necessary water treatments will be added to the pond before we leave.
Great time to add things like lighting/fountains
Since your pond will be drained down it is a great time to add or subtract things from your pond. There are plenty of things you may want to add to your pond including, but not limited to; LED lights, aquatic plants, aerators, fountains, and auto-dosing systems. Overgrown plants can be cut back to prevent them from taking over your pond.
Experts eye to notice anything wrong
When building and cleaning hundreds of ponds a year, in the Villanova, Montgomery County & Bucks County, Pennsylvania (PA) area, we get to know the ins and outs of many ecosystem ponds. We may find something that the normal homeowner may not catch. If there is anything that we see that may prevent your pond from functioning and looking its best, we can let you know. Fixing small issues at the time of cleaning, can stop them from becoming larger, and more costly, problems in the future.
All of our Montgomery County, Pennsylvania area customers receive a custom price quote for their clean out. If we have serviced your pond in the past or if we installed your pond we can give you a cost for your cleaning once you have contacted us. If you are a new customer in the Villanova, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (PA) area we will require a Pond Profile to familiarize ourselves with your pond and to give you an accurate Spring Pond Maintenance price. If you live in Villanova, Pennsylvania or a surrounding area and would like to hire us at Philadelphia Waterscapes to perform your spring maintenance services, Please Contact Us to receive your clean out Pricing, or a Pond Profile.
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