to clean the bottom of the pond or not


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What are you guys using to clean the bottom of your ponds?
No pond bottom cleaning here- I scoop the any big stuff that blows in, but there's never anything else IN the bottom of my pond.

Your pond is brand new @420benz - are you just thinking ahead?
 
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I use a pool net to scoop out leaves and twigs that blow in the pond. Some years I also have some clumps of algae that I scoop out, but not this year.
 

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I don't even net the bottom any more, the few leaves that get in just disappear.
 
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Last year I had 2" of mud in the bottom when I restarted the pond from winter shut down with 0 fish. This year I added a 70 gallon bog. The pond has been crystal clear except for string algea and noting on the bottom. Guess the 30 feeder fish and bog are doing well.
Will try to winter the fish this year with 18" of water?????
 
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Mine usually gets a bit of dead algae buildup on the bottom, but come spring it will be all gone. I will net the pine needles though, They won't leave until I do.
 
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