Philadelphia Spring Pond Maintenance time is upon us!
The maintenance tasks listed below can help prevent future problems from arising throughout the pond season. Some pond enthusiasts enjoy performing their own maintenance, but you can always hire a professional to take care of it for you.
Do a Philadelphia Spring Pond Maintenance Cleanout—
whether that means a full cleanout or just picking up a bit and rinsing things off. Enjoy our easy-to-follow instructions on how to clean out our own pond.
Check your pump to make sure that it’s clean and functioning correctly.
Your pump is the heart of your water feature and needs to be in tip-top shape at all times. Learn more about water feature pump maintenance.
As part of your Philadelphia Spring Pond Maintenance , fix any leaks in your water feature.
Constantly adding tap water to make up for a loss of pond water means the constant addition of nutrients which will eventually promote algae growth.
Remove algae, leaves and other debris left over from the season before.
This is crucial because an excess of decaying debris will add to the nutrient levels and the algae in the pond.
Add plants to control algae when you do your Philadelphia Spring Pond Maintenance.
Since plants directly compete with algae for nutrients, they are the most important addition to the pond. Using a wide variety of plants will not only add to the natural look of the pond, but will reduce algae growth as well.
DO NOT overfeed your fish.
Fish food that is not eaten will add more nutrients to the pond, helping feed the algae. See our What to Feed Fish in the Spring article for more information.
Contact us for more information on Philadelphia Spring Pond Maintenance.