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Orvis Pond Cleaning Schedule 2017
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The Island and Smoker's Ponds are cleaned every Thursday.
The Sauna & Lobster Pot are cleaned every Wednesday.
The private tubs are cleaned every morning.
The indoor pool is vacuumed every morning and both drained and cleaned every three weeks.

The Main Pond Will Be Closed on the Following Days Between 7:00 am - 5:00 pm For Cleaning

December 21, 2016

January 4 & 25, 2017
February 8 & 22
March 8 & 22
April 5 & 19
May 2, 17 & 31
June 14 & 28
July 12 & 26
August 9 & 23
September 6 & 20
October 4 & 18
November 1 & 15
December 6 & 20

January 3 & 24, 2018


Picture of Pond Cleaning
Pond cleaners power spraying and skimming the main pond.


What is Pond Cleaning?

Orvis Hot Springs has a seasoned "pond cleaning crew" of paid staff and volunteers who take on the task of thoroughly cleaning our 40 foot wide spring fed pond. This eight to ten person crew utilizes a large pump to drop the water level and two power sprayers to clean the rocks, while simultaneously skimming and sweeping the gravel bottom.

Pond cleaning requires that we close down the main pond from 7 AM to 2 PM once or twice a month, depending on the time of year. In the summer we clean the pond every two to three weeks and in the winter when the sun is lower and there is less algae growth we clean it every three weeks. During pond cleaning we often undertake other projects on the grounds.

When Do You Clean the Other Ponds?

The two indoor private tubs are cleaned every morning.

The indoor pool is vacuumed every morning and cleaned every three weeks.

The island and smoker's ponds are cleaned every Thursday. The sauna and lobster pot are cleaned every Wednesday.

Pond Cleaning & Gardening