The other great thing about this forum is no one cares what any one else does. As long as ideas are shared with the attitude of "this is what works for me" people are happy to listen, learn and take it or leave it.I have learned a lot on this forum and noticed folks here have very different ideas about maintaining a pond which is good
because it gives members many options .Like i said in a previous post i will vacuum the bottom without removing any water.
As far as cleaning the pumps i can get into the pond and do it.Thanks for all of your ideas.
Best forum on the internet!