Can I scoop out the sludge out of the bottom of my pond?

| December 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Question by APR!L: Can I scoop out the sludge out of the bottom of my pond?
I have a fountain/filter in my 550 gal pond and I have been having to rinse the filter every other day because it gets clogged from the yucky sludge stuff on the bottom. Can I scoop it out with a net?

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Answer by pondlady
You can try, but it probably will just stir it up. Cleaning out the pond is a good idea. Here’s how:
http://www.pondlady.com/Articles/cleaning_pond.html

Or you could try using a swimming pool vacuum, like this:
http://store.poolcenter.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=poolcenter&StoreType=BtoC&Count1=901424586&Count2=818565011&ProductID=156610&Target=products.asp&Add2Cart=True

Attach a panty hose leg to the discharge. Don’t buy the net that comes with the vac. It doesn’t work because the netting is not tight enough.

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