How to Get Chlorine Out of a Pond
- 1). Select a chemical-based dechlorinator, available at most pond-supply stores. Because of chlorine's relatively quick evaporation time, many municipalities have switched to chloramine, a similar chemical with a much longer evaporation time. Choose a product that removes both chlorine and chloramine. In general, avoid dechlorinators with lots of bells-and-whistles, such as ammonia reducers, unless your pond is experiencing additional imbalances that require treatment.
- 2). Clear the pond. Remove any aquatic plants, ornaments, decorations and other objects that restrict the flow of water through the pond.
- 3). Turn on the pond's filter. If the filter is a variable-speed model, turn the speed up as high as possible. If the pond has a waterfall or other water feature, turn it on to assist in agitating the water.
- 4). Fill a large bucket with 2 to 3 gallons of water. Set the bucket upright on a flat, stable surface.
- 5). Measure out the appropriate amount of dechlorinating solution. Follow the manufacturer's instructions closely because the solution can leave a white residue if applied in too great a concentration.
- 6). Pour the dechlorinating solution into the bucket. Use a length of PVC pipe to thoroughly mix the solution into the water. Pre-mixing the dechlorinating solution before adding it to the pond will allow it to distribute more uniformly.
- 7). Pour the bucket of water and dechlorinating solution into the pond. Mix thoroughly with the PVC pipe. Allow the pond to stand for one hour before replacing plants and other decorations.