Do you need a Philadelphia pond cleaning?
Do you need a Philadelphia pond cleaning? Does your pond have green or murky water? Is the algae taking over? Is there a buildup of sludge or mulch? Are your fish being eaten or sick?
Ponds of all sizes need to be cleaned at least once a year.
How much is a Philadelphia pond cleaning?
We get asked that a lot. The true answer is—it depends (we have average pricing listed at the bottom.) Pond cleanings are a vital part of the maintenance process. The more time you wait between cleanouts, the more time, effort and money it will cost to clean.
The pond cleaning in Philadelphia cost depends on three main factors:
#1—The size of the pond.
#2—The condition of the pond
#3—How long it has been since your last pond clean-out.
#1: Pond Size.
The larger the pond, the more expensive it will be to perform a Philadelphia pond cleaning. Larger ponds also can be retention ponds or mud bottom ponds, which need to be dredged and have a whole different cleaning process. Most ponds run from between 8 x 8 feet to 11 x 16 feet. Ponds can be much larger as well. We work on smaller ponds as well, some as small as 2 by 2 feet.
#2: Pond Condition
Aside from size and regular maintenance, the overall condition of your pond will be an important factor in determining how much your Philadelphia pond cleaning will cost. Certain physical characteristics of your pond can factor in as well, including the type of filtration and whether you have a bog, wetland or negative edge environment.
#3: Time since last cleaning
Pond cleaning prices also vary depending on when you last had maintenance on your pond. The better a pond is maintained, the less work it will take to do a full clean out.
Anything cleaned longer than a year ago will be charged a higher price to account for the extra time and materials needed to clean the dirty pond.
Philadelphia pond cleaning cost
Philadelphia pond cleanings start at $700 for an 8.5 x 11 pond that was cleaned the previous year and increase from there. Most cleanings are in the $850 range.
No matter when you choose to do your clean up, the important thing is not to wait too long.
Remember, starting your water garden season with a clean slate will cut down on in season maintenance down the road.