Paul works alone, and has decades of experience working with exotic animals and fish, with the last 17 years being dedicated exclusively to goldfish ponds and koi ponds. He works long days, usually starting at 6am and often working till dark Therefore it is often impossible for him to return phone calls daily. He sometimes gets booked months in advance for pond work, so plan ahead if you want him to be your service provider. He only uses natural methods, and does not return calls to customers asking for services which he does not provide (relating to adding chemicals, UVB light bulbs, or other unnatural products or methods).
Pond cleaning is done at the rate of $85 per hour, with a $200 minimum. Call to schedule your pond cleaning at the main number.
First time customers are provided an introduction of a reasonable amount of time discussing the pond cleaning approach and objectives, before the pond cleaning work begins, on the day of the pond cleaning, at no charge, to determine the best approach for the job. The pond cleaning job will then begin immediately following this introductory discussion.
Paul Des Roches maintains ponds throughout the greater Las Vegas valley through monthly maintenance services. Each customer is on a month-to-month basis without any formal contract or commitment required.
An ecosystem in this website, refers to a completely naturally-surviving cohesive grouping of all sorts of living biomass, so that a balance occurs, whereupon the organic waste produced from the aquatic animals, dirt and leaves, and aquatic plants, is being consumed at such a rate by the other half of the equation being the living growing aquatic plants and naturally occuring aerobic bacteria, as the water is stripped of this waste (nutrients), with the end result being clear fresh smelling water. For the most part this boils down to reducing rotting organic matter and dirt accumulations, and increasing aquatic plants.
If a pond design flaw limits the effectiveness of the ecosystem, corrections will be suggested. Enhancing/creating shade, proper substrate, water turbulence, underwater flow, naturally occurring aerobic bacteria colonies’ living areas, and aquatic plant life living areas, are the cures for most ponds' ecosystem problems.
Often adjusting feeding habits or decreasing fish load is required.
Chemicals are never added to adjust an out-of-balance pond.
With the natural ecosystem approach patience and realistic expectations are required for pond success.