It's Time To Clean Out Your Pondless Waterfall!
Although Pondless waterfalls are very low maintenance, they are NOT maintenance free. Pondless waterfalls contain various sizes of rocks, which form crevices that trap debris, such as leaves and twigs. Over time the breakdown of debris will "muck" up in and around your pump causing it to clog. This debris is often overlooked and needs to be removed regularly because leaving it will promote the growth of algae and other problems.
To prevent this from happening we suggest using Beneficial Bacteria to help break down this debris. In addition, we suggest removing debris from your pondless waterfall at least once a week, and more often as the leaves are falling. In the Fall, if your pondless waterfall is surrounded by tree's we recommend covering it with a net. These disappearing waterscapes can also be turned off and a blower can be used to remove leaf debris in a now dry creek bed each fall.
We recommend having your entire pondless waterfall cleaned out at least once a year. So whats included in a pondless waterfall clean out.... Drain, Rinse and refill the pondless, add bacteria, sludge removal, pressure wash rocks & gravel (if needed), thin out overgrown aquatic plants, winterize plants (seasonal), remove excess debris and leaves, water quality inspection, lighting check, pump maintenance inspection, liner inspection, re-stack rocks, stream & waterfall face lift (adjust rocks, add gravel, etc).
So you ask, whats the cost of a pondless clean out! Most pondless cleanout are $450 depending on the size of the feature and when it was cleaned out last.
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Tim Trammell has been building, designing, servicing and maintaining pond in the Oklahoma City Metro area for over 20 years. His company Continental Ponds, is Oklahoma's first Master Certified Aquascape Contractor and is an national award winning pond and water feature builder.