Sawyer Waterscaping, LLP | 3815 N. College Dr. | Cheyenne, WY 82009 | 307-634-2848

What’s the Big Deal about a Pond Anyway?

Ponds

People love water gardens because they are so soothing, tranquil, and a haven of rest.  In a day and age where you are constantly bothered with computers, cell phones, and electronic devices, it’s very soothing to have a place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

“I enjoy its beauty and tranquility.  It brings a peaceful experience to backyard living.  Our grandchildren love to play in it.  We love the waterfalls and watching the fish play. “

–Kit Long, Cheyenne, WY

Yes, water gardening is a very hot trend right now. It’s so hot that a poll taken by USA Today (July 11, 2003) reported that water features were the number one thing that homeowners wanted to add to their property within the next year.  And, as you can guess, its popularity has only been increasing.

“We enjoy the soothing sound of the water flowing over the rocks.  It’s like a symphony of nature with parts of the waterfall rushing along.”

 –Vicki Million Hughes, Cheyenne, WY

How hard is it to clean and maintain?

Water gardens are clean and very low maintenance.  You can maintain one in as little as 15 minutes once a month.  You don’t even have to feed the fish.  Mother Nature takes care of everything.

“Besides pulling some string algae out in early summer and emptying the skimmer net, there isn’t much to do to maintain these natural balanced ecosystems.”

Greg Robinson, Fort Collins, CO

It all revolves around the filtration system. It starts with the biological filter & Mechanical filter.  The nice thing about this system is that these are completely hidden from view.  The diagram below will give you an idea of how this systems works.

Pond_Diagram

Seasonal maintenance includes Winterizating and Spring Cleanouts.  All ponds in our region need winter preparation.  Debris cleanup from the fall may be inevitable, and should be done after the trees have ceased dropping their leaves in the late fall.  Aquatic plants can be trimmed, and pumps should be removed and placed in a bucket of water.  We use an aerator to provide oxygen for aquatic life. The aerator will also leave an opening in the ice to allow for ammonia and nitrogen to escape, preventing the death of fish. Proper winterizing makes for a much easier and smoother spring cleanout.

We suggest the cleaning out of a pond every spring.  Replenishing the water in a pond is much the same as the normal flushing action that lakes fed by streams and rivers experience during heavy spring run-off.  Spring algae blooms occur because of excess amounts of nutrients and lack of beneficial bacteria.  By performing a cleanout, you’ll replace the nutrient-rich water with clean water that is ready for bacteria to colonize.

The good news is that we offer a winterizing and spring cleanout service, so those who don’t have time or don’t feel like getting wet and messy have the opportunity to let us take care of it.

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