Your pond is nasty
Fish waste, leaves, needles and muck all build up in your pond. Even a well-balanced pond needs to be flushed and cleaned every 3-5 years.
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Do it yourself tips and techniques
Store the fish. Use a fish-safe container filled with water from your pond to store your koi or goldfish during the cleaning. This water will be just the right temperature for the fish and they’ll be used to it already. Add a small dose of dechlorinator with aloe vera to help the fish restore the slime coat that can be reduced during situations that are stressful to them. Cover the container with felt or netting to prevent the fish from jumping out of the container. Be sure to store the container with fish away from the direct sunlight and provide oxygen for them with either aerators or a small pump.
Store the clean water. The top layers of water in the pond are mostly clean and will be utilized for the heavy cleaning done in the next step. Store the water in a container close to the pond but out of your way.
Drain the dirty water. The bottom layers of water in the pond are where the muck and junk hang out. Start draining this stuff after stowing away the cleaner water. During the drain-out you should stir up all of the muck so it gets carried away with the water.
Rinse and repeat. Use the stored water to loosen up all of the muck behind the rocks in the cracks and crevices. A decent sized pump will really make the difference here. You need the power of that flow to knock that junk free. Keep rinsing and draining until the pond is clean.
Fill it up. Fill the pond back up with fresh water. Add more dechlorinator with aloe vera into the newly filled pond to ensure that the new water is completely chlorine-free. Use a reliable thermometer to gauge the temperature in the pond as well as the storage container. The pond water must be NO MORE than 5 degrees Fahrenheit difference than the storage container water. If the fish are moved into water that is too cold/warm then they can suffer from shock and even die.