Fall Pond Closing

Close your pond to protect it through winter

Whether you have a large, ecosystem pond or a small one, it requires some special care to preserve and protect it through the coldest winter months. Fish, plants, and even water health next spring will depend on the steps you take during fall. From cleaning and netting, to adding cold water bacteria and more, your pond will need several phases of care throughout the fall months. Our professional pond pros will take the necessary steps to care for and protect your pond.

Prepare For Winter

Good pond preparation starts long before the cold weather sets in, so getting a jumpstart in early fall will result in an easier startup in the spring, and a healthier pond all year long. Get ready for winter by changing how and what you feed your fish, adding beneficial bacteria, and cleaning out debris to preserve water clarity. You can choose to keep your waterfall running all winter, which can have some spectacular results, but you'll need to take steps to prepare. A few key tasks now will ensure you can enjoy your pond all year long.

When To Close Your Pond

The best time to close your pond is before the leaves start to fall. Netting and covering your pond before the leaves start to fall will make it a lot easier to keep leaves from falling in, which can upset your pond’s natural balance if they are left to decay on the bottom. But there are more steps to take to prepare your pond for winter, including cleaning out debris, checking and cleaning equipment, and more. Doing these tasks now will keep your pond and fish safe and healthy throughout the coldest days.

Our cleanout packages include starting prices. Yours will depend on the details and features of your pond.

Up to 6 x 8Small Ponds

Starting at $ 550

one time
  • Trim back all marginal plants and water lilies
  • Remove leaves or debris in your pond
  • Net your pond in October
  • If you decide to shut down your pond we will remove the pump, check valve, drain and winterize plumbing lines and place a bubbler in the pond if necessary
  • Winterize auto fill and drain lines

Up to 8 x 11Medium Ponds

Starting at $ 595

one time
  • Trim back all marginal plants and water lilies
  • Remove leaves or debris in your pond
  • Net your pond in October
  • If you decide to shut down your pond we will remove the pump, check valve, drain and winterize plumbing lines and place a bubbler in the pond if necessary
  • Winterize auto fill and drain lines

Up to 11 x 16Large Ponds

Starting at $ 695

one time
  • Trim back all marginal plants and water lilies
  • Remove leaves or debris in your pond
  • Net your pond in October
  • If you decide to shut down your pond we will remove the pump, check valve, drain and winterize plumbing lines and place a bubbler in the pond if necessary
  • Winterize auto fill and drain lines

Up to 16 x 21Extra Large Ponds

Starting at $ 895

one time
  • Trim back all marginal plants and water lilies
  • Remove leaves or debris in your pond
  • Net your pond in October
  • If you decide to shut down your pond we will remove the pump, check valve, drain and winterize plumbing lines and place a bubbler in the pond if necessary
  • Winterize auto fill and drain lines

We would like to thank you very much for the spectacular job you and your team did in creating our back yard paradise. It is everything you described it would be and more. We love how you created different areas in the yard. Each have their own charm; from the raised pergola-covered patio to the nature trail along the lilac trees, the cozy swing on the blue stone patio to the soothing sound of the water feature. We’ve entertained many people since the project was finished. Everyone is amazed when they enter the yard; it definitely has that ‘WOW’ factor. One look around and everyone says, “It’s like being in another world”.

Mara and JoannePlainfield, New Jersey

Let us protect and prepare your pond for the fall and winter seasons.

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