A FRESH START
Seasonal maintenance is a necessary part of owning a water feature in the Northeast. We experience the beauty of four distinct seasons and for that ever changing backdrop we do a little extra each season to prepare for the next. Many water feature owners choose to shut down their features for the winter and open them again in the spring. This seasonal maintenance regiment avoids the possibility of costly damage that may come from trying to run the water feature through the winter. Aquascapes East provides a spring opening service that will help you start off on the right foot and reduce maintenance for the rest of the season.
Aquascapes East provides a spring opening service that will help you start off on the right foot and reduce maintenance for the rest of the season.
WHAT WE DO...
Every water feature is unique and therefore every opening service is a little different. The goal of every service is to start the new season with a clean, balanced, well functioning water feature. Services provided in a spring opening may include:
- Drain water feature
- Temporarily remove fish to aerated holding tank (if necessary)
- Remove any organic debris
- Wash or pressure wash rocks and gravel
- Clean all filtration media
- Trim, divide or install aquatic plants
- Install pump and check plumbing
- Fill feature with fresh water
- Treat feature with Beneficial bacteria
SO WHAT DOES IT COST?
All seasonal maintenance services provided by Aquascapes East are done with a two man team. We will send a pond technician and an assistant to your property and only bill you based on the amount of time your feature needs. We are happy to evaluate what your feature needs and provide you with accurate, efficient service. Should you decide to customize your service by requesting that we include or skip specific services we are happy to oblige. Either way you choose to do it, the services are priced as follows:
Pond Technician - $85 per hour
Technician Assistant - $65 per hour
Every service call performed will incur an additional fee of $100
(This fee covers up to 1/2 hour of travel time each way. Longer distance service calls may be subject to additional charges)
Each seasonal maintenance bill may also include water treatments, replacement parts or supplies, or optional upgrades to your feature.