Pond MaintenancePond Maintenance For Optimum Health of
Ecosystem and Koi

Daily:

  • Empty pond skimmer
  • Empty pond sieve (when installed)

How:

  1. Turn pump OFF
  2. Open the HydroClean™ skimmer and/or sieve lid
  3. Open the Hydro Vortex™ filter drain valve - or turn HydroBead Vortex™ filter multiport valve to "Waste"
  4. Remove the leaf net and filter brush rack or Stainless Steel filter basket (HydroSieve™)
  5. Turn pump ON (The pump will flush the dirty water from the skimmer out the waste lines)
  6. Rinse clean the leaf net, filter brush rack, and/or sieve basket
  7. Place the leaf net and filter brush rack (or Stainless Steel filter basket) back into the HydroClean™ pond skimmer or HydroSieve™
  8. Place the lid back on
  9. Close the Hydro Vortex™ filter drain valve - or turn the HydroBead Vortex™ filter multiport valve back to "Filter"

Total time: 2 minutes


 

Weekly

  • Backwash bio filter
  • Remove any debris trapped in pond, stream, and waterfalls

How:

  1. Turn pump OFF
  2. Open the Hydro Vortex™ filter drain valve and turn HydroFlush valve to "Backwash" position - If HydroBead Vortex™ filter: turn multiport valve to "Backwash" and open the sludge drain at the bottom of the tank
  3. Turn pump ON
  4. When water exiting either type of filter drain line runs clear - the filter is clean
  5. Turn pump OFF
  6. Close the Hydro Vortex™ filter drain line, turn the HydroFlush™ valve back to "Filter" - if HydroBead Vortex™ filter: turn the multi port drain valve to "Rinse"
  7. If Hydro Vortex™ - the process is finished - turn pump ON
  8. If HydroBead Vortex™ turn pump ON
  9. When water exiting the drain line runs clear - the process if finished
  10. Turn pump OFF
  11. Close sludge drain at bottom of filter - turn multiport valve to "Filter"
  12. Turn pump ON

 Total Time: 2 Minutes 


 Routine pond maintenance will keep your pond and ecosystem much healthier and happier.  You will find that when you perform quick routine maintenance that you'll have a prettier pond with much less algae and much happier and healthier fish.

Routine pond maintenance is much quicker to perform than "annual" cleanings.  Compare pond maintenance to lawn maintenance.  You could mow your lawn once per year - you'll only have to mow it once - but it will be a huge job - and you'll have an unsightly lawn most of the year.

Routine maintenance is like routine lawn care.  If you mow it weekly, water it, and feed it - you'll have a nice looking lawn.  This is the same as routine pond maintenance.

Do NOT listen to anyone who tells you: "You only have to clean your pond filter once per year"!

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