How much does it Cost to Clean Out a Koi Pond?

How much does it Cost to Clean Out a Koi Pond?The cost of a Koi Pond clean out can vary like any other service item. Variables, like length of time between clean outs, location to deciduous trees, netting options, and many other factors can alter the pricing of this vital service. Listed below are some starting prices to have a Koi Pond cleaned out.  See below for information about additional services and charges.

Cost of a Koi Pond Clean Out by Size

  • 8 x 11   pond clean out cost – $ 650.00
  • 11 x 16  pond clean out cost – $ 850.00
  • 16 x 16  pond clean out cost – $1400.00
  • 16 x 21 pond clean out cost – $1800.00

As discussed before many factors determine the price of a pond clean out.  The type of filtration in your pond and the length of your stream play a part in the cost.  Do you have a bog, negative edge, wet well or wetland filtration?  If so, these variables can impact the price due to the extra labor it may take to perform a thorough system-wide clean out.

 How much does it Cost to Clean Out a Koi Pond?

Other Factors that add to the Price of a Koi Pond Clean Out

Has your Koi Pond been cleaned out in the past 2-3 years?  Do you have deciduous trees near your pond?  Have you netted your pond during the fall season?  Do you have easy access to your pond, or are there obstacles that make the pond clean out more difficult; like a steep slope?  The amount of How much does it Cost to Clean Out a Koi Pond?plants in your pond can make a big difference in the cost of a clean out.  Too many plants can reduce the flow of waterways and cause extra sediment to build up on the floor of the pond. These plants have roots systems that can become deeply embedded in the pond bottom.  Plants can be divided during a pond clean out; the cost is typically $100 a plant.  Once we had a Koi Pond clean out that had 8 inches of root system that covered the entire bottom of the pond and wrapped around and under the rocks.  In this case, it took most of the day just to remove the roots and an additional day to do the pond clean-out.  This was a Koi Pond that hadn’t been cleaned out in many years.

Organic Debris in a Koi Pond

Leaves and organic debris are a nuisance because they are labor intensive; they must be removed by hand and this can take a lot of time.  Lastly, don’t forget to factor in water delivery to the Koi Pond clean out.  Typically this cost about $450.00.  Not all homeowners choose this service but it does warrant mentioning.

Waiting for many years to have this vital service performed can be a costly and sometimes disastrous decision for your pond and pond creatures.  I hope this answers some of your questions about the cost to clean out a Koi Pond.

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If you have any other questions on the price of a clean out, what we do when we clean a pond out or any other general questions please contact us here.

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