“The first thing we do is drain out all of the water we can,” Mike begins. “Wait, I thought you didn’t have to do that to clean a pond?” Michelle chimes in. “We do that so we can make sure everything is as clean as possible and so we can inspect every inch of it.
“Oooohh ok, yeah that makes sense actually. I just have some friends whose pond contractor doesn’t drain it all the way,” Michelle responds.
“Well, pond contractors clean and maintain ponds differently. It’s the end result that matters, right?” Mike says with a smile. “Exactly,” Michelle says, returning the smile.
“After that, we clean out all the leaves, muck, and debris from the bottom. We also power wash the sides and bottom, but don’t worry, we leave a little bit of film so we don’t get rid of all the beneficial bacteria.”
“Sounds like it’s clean enough at this point,” Michelle half-jokes.