Exploratory Drain and Clean

Inspect and diagnose the health and functionality of your pond

Master Aquascape Certified Contractor since 2006

What Is An Exploratory Drain And Clean And Why Do You Need It?

An Exploratory Drain And Clean is the best way to diagnose your water feature for any issues. Since ponds are natural ecosystems, they usually require a certain amount of maintenance. This is where we can help.

We first inspect the system’s set up and make recommendations to improve the filtration system ‒ clean water is essential to maintain the pond’s ecosystem. Without it, everything else falls apart. Plants and animals die, algae runs rampant, and your pond turns into a wasteland. A water filtration system can prevent this from becoming an issue.

Next, we proceed to remove the water and clean the pond. If you have fish, we safely place them in a holding tank while working on your pond. We empty skimmers, remove debris, and treat the water. This process helps us see if there’s any severe damage that needs repair. When we’re done, your pond will look brand new.

What Else Should You Know?

We’ve seen it many times: people inherit an old pond and the water turned green, or the flow is terrible. If you just moved into a new house, you’re probably wondering how you should take care of it. Even though most water features are built to last, maintenance is usually still required.

Besides an Exploratory Drain And Clean, we’re happy and able to help and advise you on all sorts of pond-related issues, so that you can enjoy the beauty of your new pond for a long time.

Some of the most common pond issues we can offer you professional assistance with include:

How It Works

Your yard should be a place where you get to relax to the fullest. We’ve created an easy process designed to bring you the result you want with zero stress involved.

Get In Touch

Connect with us through our form or give us a call. Let us know what your pond issue is and we’ll schedule an Exploratory Drain And Clean to get to the bottom of it.

Perform The Exploratory Drain And Clean

Once all details are set, we’ll get started on your Exploratory Drain And Clean. Depending on the size of your pond, the procedure can take between a day and up to a week.

Love Your Pond

As soon as the procedure is complete, we’ll have a clear idea about your pond issues. We’ll inform you about everything that we found and discuss the best ways to move forward with eventual repairs.

Exploratory Drain and Clean Prices

Includes draining your pond, getting rid of algae, dirt, and debris, and inspecting your liner and all systems for any issues. We’ll also provide a written report and a list of recommended steps.

Exploratory Drain and Clean For A Small Pond*


Full Exploratory Drain And Clean for a 7x10 pond.

Exploratory Drain and Clean For An Average Pond*


Full Exploratory Drain And Clean for an 11x16 pond.

Exploratory Drain and Clean For A Large Pond*


Full Exploratory Drain And Clean for a 21x16 pond.

Exploratory Drain and Clean In Action

Whether you are new to pond ownership or looking for a new pond contractor, we like to have a "first date" with your pond. That happens before we make any recommendations or move forward. This video gives you a glimpse into the Exploratory process that we like to start with when "meeting" a new pond.

Happy Customers Are The Proof

Having a water feature designed for you will enrich your day-to-day life. See what our customers say about working with us.


I’ve worked with Just Add Water for two water features. They have always been good listeners and eager to get the work up to my specs. The Just Add Water Team is very creative and loves what they do!

They take on any challenge, find a solution and get it done! If you are looking for a professional approach to beautify your yard, I highly recommend Chris, Will, and their team for the project!

John Olsen


All I can say is WOW! This company is comprised of a group of professional gentlemen who care about what they do. From the first call to the final walkthrough, we couldn’t have been more pleased.

The end result is far better than what we could have imagined. If you’re looking for a quality company to design and care for your water feature in Iowa, call Just Add Water.

Kasi Koehler


We hired Just Add Water to create a waterfall feature in our backyard. What we didn’t expect was the overwhelming beauty that happened when they were finished! Chris came to our house on a Sunday, no less, to plan our design, and his crew worked on a Saturday after a long week to do our project.

Amazing, stunning, and much more than we ever dreamed! Professional, and over-the-top design, you won’t be disappointed!!

Joan Campbell

Perform A Health Check Of Your Pond And Help It Stay In shape