The frequency of cleaning your pond depends on various factors, such as pond size, stocking levels, and the presence of plants.
Generally, a thorough cleaning once a year is recommended. This involves draining the pond, removing debris, sludge, and excess plant matter, and inspecting and cleaning the filtration system.
However, routine maintenance tasks like skimming debris, removing fallen leaves, and maintaining the filter should be done more frequently. It’s important to strike a balance between keeping the pond clean and disturbing the natural ecosystem, so avoid excessive cleaning unless necessary.