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How do you clean the bottom of a fish pond?

Asked: Chris Vandervest, Last Updated:

Gently sweep any debris and algae towards your bottom drain a few times a week. If you do not have a bottom drain, use a pond vacuum to suck up all the debris after it settles post-sweep. Be careful with liners not to scrub too vigorously or else you may rip a hole!

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