Numerous aquascaping companies offer pond maintenance services. Even the contractor that installed your pond may provide this type of work. Furthermore, you could try to negotiate a long-term upkeep contract before pond construction is complete.
Cleaning the pond yourself can bring a pleasant feeling of pride and achievement. This regular practice should also give you a better idea of what goes on beneath the small pool in your background. It is a great way to remain active and learn more about the wonderful world of outdoor aquascaping.
Nevertheless, professional pond maintenance services can provide you with a great number of benefits. First off, there is a good chance that pond cleaning will be done right and with virtually zero mishaps. Secondly, the trained eye of the builder can spot hard-to-find problems and prevent any possible damage before it occurs.
Some of the problems that might occur with inadequate pond cleaning and maintenance include:
- Dying fish
- Algae growing in excess
- Muddy water
- Low oxygenation
- Slope leakage
- Pump malfunction
- Lighting glitches
- Mechanical breakdowns
Another advantage of leaving pond cleaning to the professionals is the time that you save. Amateur pond maintenance may take a full day, or even more if you tend to neglect regular upkeep. Instead of spending an entire weekend in your rubber boots, you can relax in your garden chair, enjoy your free time and even learn a few tricks by watching the contractors cleaning the small lake.