Why Is Spring Pond Maintenance Essential?

When springtime rolls around, your pond can be dirty enough to make Mr. Clean hesitant to work on it. A pond is supposed to enhance your backyard, but like with other home features, if it gets dirty it’ll detract from the overall look. Dirty ponds can also be bad for the whole backyard ecosystem.

Dirty Ponds Aren’t Fun

Mucky ponds can keep you from having a great backyard for more reasons than just aesthetics. Post-winter ponds can have an unpleasant odor, keep you from seeing your fish and submerged plants, and in general make it hard for aquatic life to thrive. The whole balance of your pond’s ecosystem is thrown off, and off-balance ecosystems can’t flourish. This is especially true when dirty ponds lead to an excessive algae problem.

Pond Algae In Des Moines Pond

Too Much Pond Algae

Before ponds are cleaned is when algae can conquer a pond. Other aquatic plants that take in the nutrients algae feeds on are still asleep, days are getting longer and warmer, and now you have feet of algae in your pond. The excessive sludge in the bottom of the pond is nutrient rich, giving algae the fuel for its fire.

Help Lessen The Algae’s Intensity

Spring pond maintenance and cleaning can help alleviate these problems! Just Add Water will remove the debris and sludge from your pond, care for the fish, and can have your pond back to its former glory in no time!

Do you love your pond and want it at its best all year-round? If so, check out our ongoing maintenance packages to see which one is right for your water feature.

Where We Operate

While most of our projects are around the Des Moines Metro area, we do projects all over the state of Iowa. Give us a call at 515-208-4099 or fill out our contact form to see if we can work with you.

Our Spring Maintenance Process

Like a spring rain washes clean the earth, Just Add Water can clean your pond.

Discovery Garden At The Iowa State Fairgrounds

Step One: Initial Inspection

The first thing we do is to turn the system on an inspect the mechanics to see if anything isn’t working properly. We’ll then drain the pond and move the fish out, keeping them in containers with the old pond water so they won’t be shocked by new water.

Step Two: Cleaning and Restoring

Then we go in and clean the system, the surrounding area, and make sure everything is where it should be. This includes power washing, flushing the filters, taking care of plants (including repotting if necessary), and even making sure the rocks are in the right spots. It’s also a great time to have some LED lights installed so you will be able to see your fish more clearly at night.

Step Three: Final Stages

Finally, we put everything back together. This includes filling up the pond, detoxing and treating the water, slowly reintroducing the fish, and getting you back to enjoying your pond.

The whole process can take 3 or more hours depending on the size of the pond and when it was last cleaned. For our current customers who have one of our ongoing maintenance packages, their ponds are maintained once per week for a half hour and they don’t have to lift a finger.

For a more detailed version of our cleaning process visit our spring clean out page. If you want to know all 15 steps we take, look at the spring pond cleaning service page.

What Will Spring Maintenance Cost?

For new clients, send us some pictures of your pond and we’ll talk with you about price. On average it’ll cost around $750 for the first cleaning. The price mostly depends upon size, complexity, and when the last time your pond was cleaned.

For existing clients with ongoing maintenance the price can start at $500 for smaller ponds and move up from there.

Our spring maintenance is a full cleaning, nothing less, so we’re going to be restoring your pond for about 3 hours. But after that 3 hours your pond will be looking better than before!

Our Spring Maintenance Schedule

We are usually booked about a week-and-a-half in advance, but if your pond is in desperate need of attention, we can be flexible. We’ll do our best to fit you into our schedule since happy clients are our main priority.

Ready For Your Pond Paradise?

Our maintenance service can turn back the clock and make your pond a paradise once more. We can help keep it that way throughout the year too! If you want a pond to be proud of, contact us or give us a call at 515-208-4099 to get a quote.