Muck and lots of it. That’s what we found when we drained our backyard koi pond for some spring cleaning. We also found a family of ducks, a cat, and a turtle (ornamental of course), that have taken a dive over the years. The fish hung out in large tubs for most of the day, while Bruce our Pond Guy and his two helpers scooped out 50+ buckets of muck and hosed down and vacuumed the liner.
Day 2. My beloved fish are back home, swimming down low. It’s taking a while to fill up our pond since we don’t want to dry out our well, which is probably why it’s never been drained before.
Tomorrow I’m heading out to get some new aquatic plants, Painting by the Pond 2017 promises to be nice and clear with our 40-50 fish by our side.