If your pond is looking particularly full of leaves at the moment, or like there's an excessive amount of debris from pond plant vegetation, it may be time to have a clean out.
Autumn is the best time of year to do this, before winter sets in.
Kennards have a number of pump hire options that will help you to get the job done.
A 240V waterbed pump is a lightweight option ideal for draining fish ponds or waterbeds.
A heavier duty option is one of Kennards' 75mm, 3" trash pumps, which are still portable but also powerful. It can transfer dirty water and some solids.
When removing water from a pond it is necessary to remember to replace the water, or to add it back into the pond with a filter. Always be careful when reintroducing water taken from the bottom of a pond as it can have depleted oxygen or high sediment levels that can cause problems for your fish.
There are a range of other options available too, such as silenced, skid mounted, diaphragm and submersible pumps for just about any job.
Get down to your nearest Kennards Hire to talk to the pros and pick up the equipment you need for cleaning up your pond this weekend.