Seasonal Maintenance

Pond Netting & Fall Maintenance Services

Chicagoland & Kane County, Illinois (IL)

Seasonal Maintenance

Fall Netting Services

During the summer your pond plants are flourishing, and your fish are thriving. But as Labor Day passes and our days shorten here in the Chicagoland, IL area, Mother Nature begins to settle into the autumn season. Fall pond netting & maintenance is the beginning step in preparing your pond for winter. When the tree leaves start changing in Kane County, Illinois (IL), it is a perfect opportunity to add a Pond Net, to avoid excessive leaves from falling into your pond. During the fall, it is also a good time to determine if your waterfall or pond will be turned off for the winter.

As with Spring and Winter Maintenance, Ponds Inc of Illinois will take the necessary steps to ensure that your water feature is ready for the transition from Fall to Winter.

Just as Ponds Inc of Illinois can maintain your St. Charles, Chicagoland, IL area, pond in the Spring and Winter, the Fall season is no exception. We will take the necessary steps and provide your pond with the care that you come to expect.

Seasonal Maintenance

Fall Netting Services

During the summer your pond plants are flourishing, and your fish are thriving. But as Labor Day passes and our days shorten here in the Chicagoland, IL area, Mother Nature begins to settle into the autumn season. Fall pond netting & maintenance is the beginning step in preparing your pond for winter. When the tree leaves start changing in Kane County, Illinois (IL), it is a perfect opportunity to add a Pond Net, to avoid excessive leaves from falling into your pond. During the fall, it is also a good time to determine if your waterfall or pond will be turned off for the winter.

As with Spring and Winter Maintenance, Ponds Inc of Illinois will take the necessary steps to ensure that your water feature is ready for the transition from Fall to Winter.

Just as Ponds Inc of Illinois can maintain your St. Charles, Chicagoland, IL area, pond in the Spring and Winter, the Fall season is no exception. We will take the necessary steps and provide your pond with the care that you come to expect.

Our Fall Maintenance Plan Includes:

Pond Netting

This process is usually done in early fall before the leaves turn color. We install a temporary frame with a net that blocks leaves from entering your pond. We will return and remove the net before the first heavy snowfall.

Pond Cleaning

One of the most beneficial times of year in Chicagoland to clean your pond is in the fall. This will reduce the amount of accumulated substance, like muck or fish waste, on the bottom of the pond before the winter season arrives. The build-up of these pollutants can potentially harm or prove fatal to fish over the winter months.

Fall Pond Cleaning Consists of:

  • Draining the pond to a depth of six inches
  • Placing fish in containers of original pond water, followed by draining the remainder of the water
  • Power washing and removing debris from the bottom
  • Cleaning of all necessary components such as filter pads, skimmer, and pump
  • Adjusting rocks if needed
  • Adding de-chlorinator if needed, start refilling the pond, and reintroduce fish

Ponds Inc of Illinois will also replace any burned-out bulbs for an additional fee. We will also fertilize potted plants or divide and repot plants for an additional fee.

For existing or new customers’ convenience, fill out the Pond Cleaning Sign Up Form to help us become aware of your needs.

Winter Maintenance

Pond Heaters & Winter Pond & Water Feature Maintenance

​Chicagoland & Kane County, Illinois (IL)

Winter Services

At Ponds Inc of Illinois, we offer Pond Heater installation, winter maintenance, and pond cleaning service to get your Fish or KOI pond or pondless waterfall ready for the frosty temperatures, here in St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois (IL) area. Winter in the Chicagoland area means extended temperatures below freezing, which will cause your pond to freeze. You can opt to keep your pond running for the winter, or shut it down and add a pond heater. Either way, certain steps need to be taken.

Winter Services

At Ponds Inc of Illinois, we offer Pond Heater installation, winter maintenance, and pond cleaning service to get your Fish or KOI pond or pondless waterfall ready for the frosty temperatures, here in St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois (IL) area. Winter in the Chicagoland area means extended temperatures below freezing, which will cause your pond to freeze. You can opt to keep your pond running for the winter, or shut it down and add a pond heater. Either way, certain steps need to be taken.

The pump size will need to be adequate to keep operating throughout the winter, as long as it is running continuously. There may be an instance during extended sub-zero temperatures that may lead to excessive ice build-up. If this occurs, it may be necessary to turn the system off, until the ice is melted and water flow can be restored.

Another thing to consider is evaporation. Although it is not quite as much as during the summer months, it will still occur. Along with evaporation, there might be some ice damming that causes the water to flow over the edge of the liner. In either case, supplemental water might have to be carried by buckets or a hose extended from inside the house, as outside faucets should be turned off to prevent pipes from freezing and cracking.

Although keeping your pond or waterfall running will provide some beautiful winter scenery, over half of the pond owners shut their ponds down during the harsh winter months. Depending on your decision, it is important to take the necessary steps to preserve your aquatic life, as well as the pump.

Deciding to Shut it Down or Not

The experts at Ponds Inc of Illinois will be more than happy to assist you with winterizing your pond. We know a water garden is a big investment that is truly meant to be enjoyed for many years to come.

For existing or new customers’ convenience, fill out the Pond Cleaning Sign Up Form to help us become aware of your needs.

LOCATIONS

We Serve the Greater Chicagoland Surrounding Areas Including:

St. Charles, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Cary, Bartlett, Barrington, Algonquin,  Carpentersville, Aurora, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Joliet, Naperville, Oak Park, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, Wheaton, West Dundee

LOCATIONS

We Serve the Greater Chicagoland Surrounding Areas Including:​

St. Charles, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Cary, Bartlett, Barrington, Algonquin,  Carpentersville, Aurora, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Des Plaines, Joliet, Naperville, Oak Park, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, Wheaton, West Dundee

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