Category Archives: Ponds dirty little secrets

This pond had 2 feet of sludge in the bottom that our 1/2 horse power pump could not suck. We had to bucket the remaining muck out. Cleaning a pond is a lot of work but if done right and it is maintained, it is a lot easier the next time. Years of neglect add up to a big job....
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There are lots of filters on the market today and unfortunately most do not do the job they are intended to do. This is a picture of a Laguna filter. As you can see the pump has packed it full of organic matter and fish waste. Because the cleaning mechanism only scrapes the sides of the sponges and can’t squeeze...
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