How to use pond vacuum cleaners

Having a pond in the garden sounds great, making it an artificial home for varieties of fishes and other wild animals is a good thing. But an artificial pond does come with high management. 

Before you continue, I am assuming you already got one of the Best Pond Vacuum Cleaners for your pond? If not what are you waiting for? Grab one ASAP.


It’s amazing that manufacturers have managed to transform traditional vacuum into pond vacuums.

A pond vacuum saves you from drying your entire pond to clean it. You can remove sludge, algae, leaves, dirt, etc without harming the water. You don’t need to drain the water to do anything. 

Sure it won’t hurt for you to change the water in a year or so, but we are not talking about that. 

How to use a pond vacuum:

Owning a garden pool automatically makes your garden look a thousands time better. To keep holding on to that beauty, you need to take care of the garden and the pool. The easiest method is to remove the fishes, drain the water, and get dirty. But we are not doing that here. We are doing the more modern way of managing a pool. That’s right, we are going to use a pond vacuum cleaner to suck out all the algae, dirt and sludge from the pond. If your pond is a bit deep and quite large, I recommend you to take out all the fishes, turtles, frogs, anything that you have on the water. 


Step 1:

Place the body of the vacuum on the edge of the pond. This doesn’t have to be super-close. 5-6 feet distance is enough. 

Pond vaccums usally comes with a long hose. The hose are wraped around the vac body. Unwrap it completely. 

Attach the collection container on to the vacuum. The container will keep the sludges and other things while you clean the pond. 


Step 2:

The hose will have a nozzle at one and and connector at the other end. You need to connect the connector end into the vacuum. The other end will go into the water and collect the dirt.

A pond vacuum will have different kinds of nozzzles. Depending on your need, you need to change the nozzles in between.


Step 3:

Plug the power cord. The power plug cord may not be that long. If it isn’t then you should use a power strip to increase the length. After plugging it in, turn on the machine.


Step 4:

Don’t jump into the water. Stand near the bank and insert the nozzle of the vacuum. Hover the vacuum near the dirts, it will take some times but the vacuum will suck up all the dirts where you press the nozzle. 

Don’t rush it, it’s a slow and steady process. Keep your movements even and go for a second time cleaning if the first one didn’t bring good result.

Change nozzles in between the process. You might want a thinner nozzle to get sludges from a thin spot. 

Step 5:

Repeat the process till the vacuum turns off automatically. The vacuum will turn off when the container is full. Then you need to take out the container, dispose the garbage in a safe place, don’t leave it lying open or in a public place. 

Place the container back inside the vacuum. Repeat it as long as you need. 

Depending on the pool size you may end up working for 5-6 hours or more.


After that process, your pond now should be free from any unnecessary dirts and sludges that may harm the fishes. 

Don’t forget to turn off the vacuum, clean the hose, nozzles, and most importantly, don’t forget to clean the container and let it dry out.

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