Basic Maintenance For Larger Water Features

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How do I maintain a larger water feature like a pond?

Basic Maintenance For Larger Water Features

Maintaining larger water features is probably easier than you think – especially if you use an all-natural methodology to your routine.

  • Use a skimmer basket to draw out leaves once a week. All you have to do is rinse out the filter of the skimmer basket every time you clean.
  • Once a week, backwash the pump and filter with about 100 gallons of nutrient rich water. Allow it to discharge onto your grass if possible.
  • Inoculate the water with bacteria after you backwash. The process keeps your water in top condition.
  • Once or twice a year, rinse the water filter box out to rid it of dirt and debris.
  • Use pond salt or barley to control algae in your pond.

   

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