View Full Version : Washing Stones for Pond Installs

03-02-2003, 05:10 PM
Would it be more efficient to wash the stones and rock before installing them in a pond? Aquascape's book says to do it after.
Havn't done a pond installation yet, but I got my first inquiry today.

Any other pond info welcome.


Posted this here because the pond forum is pretty much dead.

03-02-2003, 06:10 PM
We usually hose off the stones before install. Either way the filter will clear up the water after it has ran for a day. It pretty much comes down to personal preference.

03-03-2003, 01:04 PM
Unless they're really dirty I would just do it in the pond. If you get them form a quarry they've probably been handled a couple of times and the big stuff has been knocked off already.

David Gretzmier
03-06-2003, 01:48 PM
even if you wash them you'll stll have to clean the filter daily for a couple of days. I'd knock off loose dirt and build abd let the filter take care of it.