Orange County Pond Service

Guide to Backyard Pond Maintenance

backyard pond Guide to Backyard Pond Maintenance

backyard pondThere is nothing better than coming home from a long day of work to relax in your very own outdoor space. It is meant to serve as a place that offers you a little slice of heaven away from the chaos of the rest of the world, and the tranquility provided by a backyard pond is endless.

Having a garden pond in your backyard is a fantastic water feature that can really bring everything to life. If you love animals, you could even get a koi pond that has a few finned friends that would greet you every afternoon.

If you already have a backyard pond, the most important thing that you need always to do is to maintain it, if not, it can become quite costly to repair.

Monitoring a few key concepts and looking out for signs of damage is the best way to ensure that your pond is working at its utmost best so that you can continue to enjoy the peace and beauty that it adds to your yard without spending a fortune.

Bringing Your Backyard to Life with a Pond

The backbone of pond maintenance is love and care, so if you notice that something may be off with the pond, you can contact a trusted maintenance team to have a look at it. Having a dedicated and loving team is the first step to ensuring that your pond receives the love and care it truly deserves.

While it could be difficult to care for a pond on your own, having a nearby team of professionals that understands how to maintain it—is a fantastic way of lowering your own work and stress levels—so that you can truly enjoy the beauty of your backyard pond and keep your little finned friends safe.

Once you have decided to seek assistance from a team that loves and cares for your pond, here are some key indicators that you should look out for when going about the backyard pond maintenance project.

Water Levels

The most important feature of a pond is its water. Without water, your pond is just an empty hole in the ground. Many systems keep your water flowing and in check, such as water filtration systems and pumps.

In order for these systems to function at their best, there needs to be a sufficient amount of water in the pond. If there is not enough water, your pond runs the risk of having a damaged water pump or filtration system due to the fact that it might burn out.

Your water levels may decrease on those very hot summer days due to evaporation. A lack of water could also affect aquatic animals and underwater plants as they need the water to survive. Healthy water means healthy fish, and your little finned friends will love you for taking care of it.

Your Water Pump and Filtration System

Your water pump and any other system that may be attached to your pond are the lifeblood of the pond. Without a good pump and filtration system, the water could get easily dirty, and if you have koi fish in the pond, this could hurt them. An experienced pond maintenance service can provide you with only the best to ensure that you and your aquatic animals are happy and safe.

Once you have secured a quality water filtration system and pump, this ensures that the water is kept flowing throughout the backyard pond and the water is kept clean. It is important to always check on the condition of the water to ensure that it is clean.

If not, this could be a problem with one of the systems. You can check to see if there is any sludge or debris build-up within the systems and give it a good clean. There could be things such as debris from plants, dead leaves, and other small things that can get caught in and clog the system.

With the proper upkeep and maintenance of this small task, you can save yourself a lot of future hassle whilst also maintaining the aquatic ecosystem’s health.

Algae Build-up

Algae is a green substance that grows and appears around the pond and on the stones. This is due to sun exposure and other factors that would promote the increase of algae levels.

It can harm the overall health of your pond and its water whilst also damaging its overall image. Maintaining the algae levels and regularly removing the algae is an important step toward maintaining the overall health of your pond.

Algae can be a pest to deal with, but with the right assistance from a pond maintenance service and the use of the correct algae control products and dedication—you can rest assured that your pond will always remain spotless and free from any algae that may want to affect its health.

Choose a Maintenance Team that Loves and Cares for Your Backyard Pond

Our team at OC Pond and Fountain Care loves seeing ponds flourish with beauty, and they will always ensure that your pond is the crystal clear staple of your backyard. We have always brought the best products and services when it comes to the installation and maintenance of ponds.

Seeing a pond flourish really brings joy to our team’s heart, and we will stop at nothing to make it a magnificent and attractive feature in any backyard. With years of experience in the field and dozens of ponds that our expert team maintains—we always leave with a customer smiling, their fish happy, water healthy, and love in their hearts for a job well done.

If you really want a backyard pond, our team would love to assist. Get in touch with us and have the team set up a backyard pond that is sure to make you smile. Contact us at 949-653-2305 at OC Pond and Fountain Care today!