How To Clean Your Pond In Colorado In 3 Ways

Keep Your Colorado Pond Clean And Beautiful So You Can Enjoy It Even More

You can clean your pond by draining the water, carefully power washing and rinsing the rocks, hosing down the skimmers and other filters, and then refilling it. The water may take a couple of days to clear up but then your pond will be clean and beautiful again.

You can also clean it without draining it. If you don’t need either of those you can just take care of any algae blooms.

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How to clean a pond in Colorado

You can clean your pond by draining the water, carefully power washing and rinsing the rocks, hosing down the skimmers and other filters, and then refilling it. The water may take a couple of days to clear up but then your pond will be clean and beautiful again.

You can also clean it without draining it. If you don’t need either of those you can just take care of any algae blooms.

Skip to Full Cleaning

Skip to Non-Drain Cleaning

Skip to Algae Cleaning

How to clean a pond in Colorado

It’s Starting To Look Nasty

“Ross, our pond is looking…sick! I think we need to clean our pond or something.”

Ross looks up as Rachel walks in from the backyard. Her brow wrinkles in concern as she looks at him for answers.

Algae in a pond that needs cleaning

“What do you mean it’s looking sick?” Rachel goes on to explain how their pond looks sick because it’s kind of green and how she’s worried about their fish.

The couple decides to look online to see if they can find a way to clean their pond themselves. Depending on how much work and time it’ll take they may hire a contractor to clean their pond.

How To Fully Clean Your Pond In 6 Steps

  1. Fill up a tub with pond water and put your fish in it
  2. Drain the rest of the water
  3. Power wash the rocks to remove larger debris
  4. Gently hose down your pond
  5. Clean the filters with a hose
  6. Refill and slowly reintroduce your fish

“That’s all well and good, but we need more information than just this if we’re going to be able to clean our pond,” Ross says.

Details For Fully Cleaning Your Pond

You’ll want to use your current pond water because that is what your fish are used to. It’s also already a stable environment for them. Tap and other water has chlorine and other chemicals in it your fish won’t take to well.

When you move your fish make sure to have a net over the tub so they can’t jump out. The tub should be in a shadier spot. They also shouldn’t be left there for more than 5 hours or so.

Draining your pond for cleaning can be done with a sump pump or clean-out pump. It may be best to rent one of these because they tend to be on the pricier side.