Do I need to drain & clean my Phoenix pond?
Once a year, we recommend a clean-out of the pond, especially the biological filter (and this includes the “pondless” waterfalls).
How do I know what kind of cleaning to do on my Phoenix pond?
The extent of the annual pond cleaning depends on the age of the pond and fish load, as well as other factors that are fairly easy to assess visually.
Ask yourself these questions as you gaze into your pond:
Can I clean the pond myself?
Absolutely! This is definitely something that can be done yourself. If you're doing a filter cleaning, it's a couple of hours on a weekend. If you're doing a drain & clean, you'll need a little more preparation, but it can be done on one weekend day.
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Disappearing Pondless Waterfall or Stream