Muck Doctor Pond Silt Removal and Pond Cleaning Service.

The Muck Doctor Pond Cleaning Process is Superior to Other Pond Cleaning Methods

Ponds are a great addition to any landscape, but cleaning is required to retain their beauty. Ponds begin filling with debris as soon as they are constructed. Debris results from dust, leaves, grass, construction runoff, and bank degrading. Debris turns into muck and accumulates as part of the natural aging cycle. The muck accumulation rate varies depending on a number of factors, but can exceed one inch per year. A 15-year old pond can accumulate a foot or two of muck.

Debris accumulating in the deeper portions of the pond does not decompose quickly enough. This produces harmful gases that deplete the oxygen. In addition, muck is rich in organic materials which promotes plant and algae growth (click here for a detailed explanation). These dynamics causes a number of undesirable symptoms:

Water discoloration Foul smelling water
Weed growth Algae growth and bloom
Blocked springs Blocked irrigation intakes
Fish gulping for air Fish kills

Natural springs and aerators can slow the muck accumulation process, but muck will eventually fill the pond if not removed. When the symptoms of sediment build up appear, the pond cleaning methods are:




Muck Doctor

No harmful chemicals


No repeat treatments


Springs and irrigation intakes are unclogged


Minimal equipment required


Safe for pond liners


Aquatic life is maintained


Golfers and neighbors are not disturbed


The pond is not drained


The surrounding property and landscaping are not disturbed


Useful byproducts are produced



The Muck Doctor proprietary pond cleaning process removes muck from the pond bottom. The pond cleaning process uses de-watering bags to separate the water from the solids. The solids are captured. The water flows back into the pond. The removed sediment is rich in organic materials. After drying, it can be spread as fertilizer or used as fill.

Dewater Bag

The Muck Doctor cleaning process removes the muck, allowing the lake or pond to return to its original condition:

Once cleaned, the sediment buildup process can be slowed by aerators and sun blocking dyes. Ask your Muck Doctor representative about our post-cleaning recommendations.