Many people ask what it costs to have your water feature professionally cleaned. The short answer? It depends. The long answer? It depends on:
- The size of the pond or feature
- Any waterfall or stream
- Fish and plants
- The amount of muck
At Good Earth Water Gardens, we strive to provide Kansas City pond owners with valuable, responsive service. We want people to enjoy their water features with peace of mind. Here’s how we price our cleanings.
What’s included in a pond cleaning?
No matter who cleans your water feature, you should expect a full cleaning and inspection. These services typically are best done in spring.
Some folks might just scoop out some leaves and call it good, but a thorough cleaning will ensure your pond, fountain, or pondless waterfall will be beautiful and function all year long. A full cleaning and inspection include:
- Remove leaves and debris
- Remove any fish and place in a safe holding tank
- Drain water
- Spray out sediment
- Clean filters
- Thin or repot aggressive aquatic plants
- Inspect pump and components
- Replace water
- Acclimate and return fish
How long does it take to clean a water feature?
A pond cleaning can take anywhere from a few hours to two days. It depends on the size of the pond, how dirty it is, and what tasks need to be accomplished. If a pond hasn’t been cleaned in years, it will obviously take longer than a pond that has been recently maintained. At Good Earth Water Gardens, we work to keep our customers informed and will let you know how long we think your specific cleaning will take.
What price range should I expect?
Here are some good estimates to keep in mind.
Small water features: $300 – $400
The minimum for all ponds is $600.
Small ponds: $800 – $900
Medium ponds: $1,000 – $1,200
Larger ponds: $1,500 – $1,800
Small pondless waterfall: $500 – $600
Medium pondless waterfall: $700 – $900
Large pondless waterfall: $1,000 – $1,200
These estimates can fluctuate depending on the condition of the water feature, the presence of fish, and the need for landscaping. We are happy to come out and give you a specific estimate.
How can I schedule my water feature cleaning?
Getting your pond, pondless waterfall, or fountain cleaned is as easy as picking up the phone. Contact Good Earth Water Gardens via email or give us a call at 913-749-8090. We’ll answer any questions you might have and get you scheduled as soon as possible.