Spring Pond Clean-Out Time!

Does every pond need a spring clean-out?


Every pond is different. Some ponds do not require an annual clean-out.Ponds larger than 2,000 square feet (40’x 50′ pond) might only need a clean-out every few years. Larger ponds may never need a complete clean-out because any impurities present are minimal compared to the volume of water in the pond. You can tell whether the pond needs a clean-out by simply looking at it. If it looks the same in March/April as it did last June, it’s probably good to go.

If your pond is in need of a clean-out, Spring is the time to do it in order to kick start your biological filtration. Does your pond need a full clean-out this season, or does it just need to be tidied up a little? There are a couple of things that you can look for to help you decide. First, if there is a layer of decomposing leaves, muck and other debris at the bottom of the pond causing the water to be dark and murky, almost like a cup of tea, it is advised to do a full clean-out. On the other hand, if there is just a small amount of debris and your water is relatively clear, you may only need to stir everything up so you can capture the debris into a net and capture the smaller debris in your pond filtration system.

***Note: ponds that are not cleaned out every year typically require a longer and more expensive clean-out when not done consecutively. In other words a 11x 16′ pond that takes 4 hrs every year may take 8 hours every other year or more and be double the cost.

Sunrise Aquatics 12 Step Clean-out

* Disconnect the plumbing
* Drain the pond
* Catch the fish
* Remove debris
* Wash the pond(power wash)
* Rinse the pond
* Clean or replace the filters (additional cost for replacement)
* Refill the pond
* De-chlorinate the water
* Acclimate the fish
* Add beneficial bacteria
* Enjoy your clean pond!

Thank you and we look forward to helping you have a successful pond season!!!-Brent Bivona, Owner

**We service the Rochester, NY and surrounding areas.

***Note. Your pond will be filled to a safe level for your fish upon completion of the clean-out. It is important that you continue to fill your pond when you get home and turn on your pump. We do not want to charge you for our crew watching your water fill.***

1. How much is a Clean-Out?

(Click here to see National Avg. Pond cleaning prices as per HomeAdvisor.com)
A Spring Clean-Out is approximately $285-$600 on average plus product. Payment is due upon completion, credit or debit card information is necessary to secure your sign-up. **Very small ponds can be less, as well as larger ponds or very dirty ponds can be more.** This does not include product such as bacteria, barley extract, light bulbs etc.

Pond Clean Out Form

  • We will do our best to accommodate. April to June
    We will contact you with details. All Current Maintenance Members receive priority on Spring Clean-outs & Fall/Winter Closing and all services.
  • Do you have any special requests? (i.e. please bring out algae control product, Please drain pond in back left corner near tree, or we have dogs outside please call/text ahead, etc.)
  • Deposit Required to reserve your spot on the calendar.

    In order to secure your Pond Request, we require you to provide a debit or credit card # for immediate secure billing upon completion of the clean-out. We also take Cash, Checks, Venmo & Zelle. We are no longer sending out Invoices. If you need to make other arrangements please call/text to 585-337-2468. Thank you!
  • Price: $45.00
    CC or Venmo @brent-bivona
  • 3 digit code on back of card or 4 digit code on AMEX
  • -Yes, I UNDERSTAND that I am responsible for topping off water level and turning on pump. My pond will be filled to a safe level for my fish before the clean-out crew leaves the site. (We do not want to charge you to watch your water fill). -Yes, I understand that I will receive a confirmation email upon completion of submitting my Clean-Out Form (check your spam box). -Yes, I will start my pond in the Spring and let run prior to my Clean-Out date. -Yes, I understand I will receive a text, email or phone call 1 week before my clean-out is to be performed. -Yes, I understand I do not need to be home for the clean-out. -Yes, I will make sure my hose is left out and our water to outside faucet will be turned on and electrical works. -Yes, I understand that payment is due upon completion. (Type "I agree")

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2 Responses to “Spring Pond Clean-Out Time!”

  1. Darbbie Thomas
    April 8, 2018 at 10:00 pm #

    Brent…I thought I sent a request for clean out and that I also sent you my Visa # again since I may have not sent the right # the first time. Do I still need to fill this form out? My email has been crazy lately, so maybe you didn’t get my emails. Please let me know. Thanks!…Darbbie

    • sunriseaquatics
      April 22, 2018 at 11:42 am #

      Hi Darbbie, You are all set, I have you on the schedule.
      Thank you and I’ll see you soon.

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