At Reef and River Aquatics, we offer a full pond maintenance and cleaning service.  All our pond maintenance and cleaning services are completely tailored to suit the individual needs of your pond or water feature and to ensure it is kept in exquisite condition.

Why should you keep your pond healthy?

Pond maintenance and cleaning should be carried out on a regular basis, although if a pond management plan is in place, full drain and cleaning should only be required every 4 to 5 years. Over a period of time the build-up of waste from plants, fallen leaves, surrounding trees and other organic waste in your pond will form a black sludge in the bottom of your pond. This sludge is known as silt and can lead to to a build-up of harmful waste, that might begin to release toxic gasses and unwanted odours, which ultimately lead to fish deaths and a dead pond environment.

Water quality is very important for the health of the fish stock and wildlife and water clarify is also essential for your own enjoyment of your pond or water feature. Regular servicing of pond equipment not only keeps your pond or water feature in fantastic condition, it also prolongs the life of your equipment, reducing the need for expensive repairs or replacement parts.

Any noteworthy manufacturer of pond equipment will recommend that pumps, pond filtration systems and other equipment are maintained regularly to meet with their guarantees and to keep all the pond equipment in good working order.

What do our pond cleaning and maintenance services include?

Reef and River Aquatics will maintain any pond and water feature, including ornamental fish ponds, general fish ponds, bird bath ponds, all the way up to larger pond maintenance and management projects for business parks, golf courses, hotels and large estates.  We can also help with maintenance of wildlife ponds on estates.

Pond cleaning can sometimes be a daunting task, but at Reef and River Aquatics we offer a full cleaning service including an “out-of-hours” service to suit Hotel and Leisure industry clients, so that pond maintenance work doesn’t interfere with your business.

The following items are covered in our full cleaning and maintenance service:

  1. Pond drain
  2. Fish held in holding facilities during works and checked for parasites
  3. As much water retained from the pond as possible
  4. Removal of all sludge build-up and other aquatic waste
  5. Pond plant life maintenance
  6. Pond weed removal and treatments
  7. Pond clean
  8. Bottom drain purge
  9. Waterfall or feature cleaned and maintained
  10. Pond filtration system strip / clean
  11. UV tube replacement (if required)
  12. UV Quartz clean (if accessible)
  13. Fresh water refill of pond
  14. Water declorinated during the filling stages
  15. Pond filtration system health check
  16. Pipework assessment
  17. Small repairs where or if required
  18. Water quality test
  19. Fish restocking

The cost of the maintenance service is based on the size of the pond and the client’s location. All equipment used is of the highest standards and quality to ensure the job is completed as efficiently and to the best standards possible.

Pond maintenance contract holders also enjoy the following benefits:

  1. 24/7 Emergency cover
  2. Bespoke regular service intervals
  3. Managed service schedule
  4. Free advice service

We can supply all the equipment you need and our services are available to domestic and commercial clients throughout Australia. For more information and advice about water features,  pond design,  pond construction, pond maintenance & cleaning or fishery and consultancy services, please email Wes@reefandriver.com.au, call 03 52222424 or 0448296052