2020 Pond Cleaning Season
Complete Pond Clean Outs
Spring Pond Cleanings:
Winter’s over: call Oklahoma Ponds to keep your water garden looking its best.
Once Oklahoma weather starts heating up, it’s time to schedule your annual pond cleaning. Your koi pond is a living, breathing ecosystem. It might seem like pond maintenance is complicated, but it only takes a few simple steps to keep your pond healthy and beautiful all summer long. Your first step should be a proper spring cleaning and maintenance.
We recommend pond owners schedule a cleaning service as soon as springtime hits, usually between February and late May. Schedule your appointment early; our springtime schedule fills up quickly!
OUR ANNUAL POND CLEANING SERVICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
-Carefully place fish and plants into proper holding tanks with over oxygenating aerators.
-Completely drain your pond, vacuum out debris and waste, and pressure wash surfaces*.
-Clean and rinse the filter and inspect filtration system.
-Check lights for proper function and clean lenses*.
-Test water and treat for any harmful elements (chlorine, chloramine and hard metals).
-Acclimate fish to their new clean home and check for any health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
My Pond Has a Filtration System. Why Isn’t That Enough?
Properly-constructed ponds have filtration systems designed to handle your pond’s water volume and the expected fish population, known as your pond’s “bioload.” The filtration system is the perfect host for nitrifying bacteria (good bacteria) and is where nearly all of your pond’s toxins are converted or removed from the water! When not properly maintained, the filter media will become compacted and overloaded resulting in poor filtration and unstable water quality.
When plants and debris fall into the water and begin to decompose, it adds more to the bioload than the filtration system can handle. Nitrifying bacteria can’t keep up. Furthermore, warmer weather can cause unhealthy levels of ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, and phosphates. Soon, the pond’s delicate ecosystem is at risk, along with the health of your fish and your aquatic plant life.
Proper pond care and service return your pond’s equilibrium, creating a healthy environment for your water garden to thrive.
How Much Does a Pond Cleaning Cost?
When you contact us to schedule your cleaning you may be asked to include 3-5 photos of your pond. This not only helps us prepare, but also allows us to give you an accurate cost and time estimate.
Our minimum charge for a complete pond cleaning service is $400 and up to three hours. Most standard ponds fall within this minimum. Projects that are expected to take more than three hours are estimated on a case by case basis.
Please text pictures to our office cell phone at 405-473-2042 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can typically expect a reply within an hour during the regular business day.