If you are not regularly treating every 1 2 weeks with beneficial bacteria now is the time to start. If pond netting and skimmers are out of the question or if a few leaves are still getting through your netting you can use a regular pond net to manually collect the floating debris.
This sludge is also rich in micronutrients and is the best fertilizer for your pond weeds and algae.
How to get rid of leaves in a pond. If your pond is small and shallow enough you can remove the leaves with your hands. Pond nets with fine mesh holes and a large basket are good for removing leaves in smaller ponds. This build up will eventually become so deep that it decreases your pond s depth.
Good bacteria can eat inches of pond muck per month. Over time the leaves become thick sludge on your pond floor. Special formulations of beneficial bacteria break down sludge muck and leaves that are laying at the bottom of the pond.
Leaves in your pond can have a very negative impact on the health and look of your pond. You will stress your fish out less by not having to remove them or scare them with a net if they re shy. Let natural bacteria treatments do the work for you.
Use long rubber gloves and your hands to grab clumps of leaves and then put them into a compost bin or garbage bag.