There is a home pond that can be used in a garden.Keeping it clean can be hard.Use natural methods to keep your pond free of pollutants.Pond treatments, gypsum, and ultraviolet clarifiers are used to keep the water clear.Remove all plants, water, and fish from the pond before refilling it.
Step 1: A biological filter can be used.
Organic waste can accumulate in your pond if a biological filter is not used.You can get an in-pond or external filter.The fountain that runs into the pond has a pump attached to it.They are easy to set up but hard to clean because you have to remove the entire contraption from the pond.External filters are easy to clean, but it can be difficult to get the right size and pump, since they are usually designed for pools.They are not present in the quantities necessary to adequately filter all the toxins that occur in most ponds.The amount of water in our pond is twice that of the filter that you get.If your pond is less than 1,500 liters, you should only use a filter that can adequately filter 3,000 liters.It will be difficult to keep the pond clean if you get a filter that matches the volume.The entire pond should be cleaned in about two hours.To find the right pump for your pond, check the speed and volume of the pump.
Step 2: It is a good idea to clean your pump filters frequently.
Most filters need to be cleaned once a week.A simple way to clean is to remove the filter, spray it down with a hose, and replace it.You should always follow the instructions on the manufacturer's website.You probably need to clean your pump if you notice it leaking.When the back-pressure reaches four to five pounds, it's time to clean your filter.Failure to clean your filter will cause it to work less efficiently and leave your pond dirty.
Step 3: Your pond needs to be cleaned manually.
One of the cheapest ways to remove algae is to check for it every few days.Use a rake or stick to remove it from the water if you see it.You must check the pond on a regular basis if you choose to use this method.There are leaves and debris in the water.Most leaves, twigs, seeds, and loose grasses can be removed with a pond skimmer, a kind of long-handled net specifically designed to keep ponds and pools clean.Most home care stores have these.The bottom of the pond needs to be cleaned.If you want to clean the bottom, you can use a pond vacuum or a wet vacuum.A pond vacuum is a device that can be used to remove debris from the bottom of a pond.Most home improvement stores have them.
Step 4: Feed your fish correctly.
Selecting the right feed and feeding in the correct amounts is what it takes to properly feed your fish.Selecting a high-quality fish feed will prevent the growth of algae in your pond, as the food will be more fully digested, and your fish will produce less waste.If you want your fish to eat all the food you give them, you need to check for food floating on the surface about twenty minutes after you finish feeding them.If you see food floating in the water, you should gradually reduce the amount of feed you provide to a level where you don't see feed floating on the surface after feeding is complete.Algae can use excess food to grow.Most commercially available feeds are appropriate for multiple species, though the type of feed you give your fish depends on the species.If you have questions about what type of feed is best for your fish, talk to the proprietor of your local pet store.You should reduce the amount of feed you give your fish.Their metabolism slows and they need less food.
Step 5: Introduce a fixture that moves.
The pond will be less polluted with moving water.There is a fountain or waterfall in your pond.The water will return to the pond if the fixture is placed next to it.If the pond's depth does not exceed the height of the fountain, it could be placed in the middle.The pump should be located next to the waterfall on the ground level if the fountain or waterfall is less than three feet high.If you install a waterfall five feet tall or taller, the filter should be placed behind the waterfall at an elevation equal to its highest point.
Step 6: The straw should be added to the pond.
The chemical that prevents algae from growing is released when the straw is broken down.A bale of straw is enough to treat 1,000 gallons of water.If your pond holds 100 gallons, you only need one-tenth of a bale.Wrap a softball-sized portion of straw in mesh nets and toss it in the pond as the best way to add the straw.You could add liquid straw.50 gallons is the average amount of one tablespoon of treats.Add more slowly if you don't notice a change after a week.The straw is available at most garden centers.It's safe to use the straw in ponds with fish.
Step 7: Put plants in the pond.
Adding floating and submerged plants to your pond is possible.Both will keep your pond clean.Add plants that are floating.The total surface area of the pond is reduced by the presence of lilies and lotuses.Plants like hornwort and parrot's feather add oxygen to the water.They can be kept below the water's surface by attaching them to a rock or putting them in a plant pot.
Step 8: Add some water treatments.
Chemical formulas are used in water treatments.It is safe for them to be used with fish and tadpoles.The product you choose to use in your pond has specific directions for use.When adding water treatments to your pond, always follow manufacturer's directions.When you notice green water, add more to the water treatment because it will need to be re-applied.
Step 9: Add calcium Sulfate.
Calcium sulfate can be used to break up pond sludge at the bottom of the pond.The pond has a concentration of 525 pounds per acre-foot of water.Calcium sulfate can be found at most gardening centers.
Step 10: A UV clarifier is required.
Special pumps that pull pond water into a chamber where the water is exposed to ultraviolet light are called UV clarifiers.The light kills suspended algae in the water and makes it easy to remove them.Both mechanical and biological filters can be attached to UV clarifiers.The UV bulb is located within a case because it is harmful to human eyes.Do not remove the case from the clarifier.For 1,000 gallons of water, a clarifier with 10 watt of UV light is appropriate.
Step 11: Decide when a deep cleaning is necessary.
If there are a lot of dead leaves and sludge at the bottom of the pond, you need to empty it.A complete cleaning is not necessary if you can easily remove debris at the bottom of the pond.You should clean your pond at least once a year.If you want to remove debris that accumulates during the winter, you should do it in the spring and fall.
Step 12: The water must be pumped out of the pond.
Most home improvement stores have a water pump for rent or purchase.If you want the pump to reach an appropriate depth in your pond, make sure it has a long hose or handle.Direct the water to a garden at the back of the house or lawn.If you have fish, put some of the pond water in a large tub, inflatable swimming pool, or other large container.The water will be used as a holding tank for your fish.
Step 13: Remove your fish.
Transfer your fish to the holding container after you have removed most of the water from the pond.The water should be high enough for the fish to swim, but low enough that you can walk easily in it.It is a good idea to remove the fish from the water.You can remove your fish with a net.Take the fish out and put them in the container.You may need to place nets or mesh over the container to prevent the fish from jumping out.
Step 14: Finish emptying the pond
Remove the aquatic plants from the pond once it is empty.Put the plants in a holding tank if they need water.Remove dead plants and plant material.The pond is empty.Use a pressurized water spray gun to wash the pond.Do not use bleach or toxic chemicals on your pond.
Step 15: The pond should be filled.
The pond should be filled with clean water.The dechlorinating agent should be added to the water.A dechlorinating solution is used to remove chlorine from water.The chlorine in the water will kill fish.Plants and fish should be replaced in the pond.Most pet stores have dechlorinators.The amount you need depends on the size of the pond.For specific use, consult the manufacturer's directions.Add one gallon of the new pond water to the holding tank every five minutes to get your fish used to it.Transfer the fish back into the pond after 30 minutes.