So yesterday I decided to drain and clean the pond. Pressure washed the timbers of the green. The pond itself was gross, but not too disgusting. It has been since April. With 5 ducks. The filter box. Different story. Oh my... It clogged the pump with the poop in there. Nasty. I gave up and got gloves and a bucket. Seriously, it was shoveling poop! Ewww. DH is standing off to the side.... so, do you still like your ducks. Asking each time I got deeper into the filter box (70 gallons) with less liquid and more poop. Then I pulled out the rocks and filter stuff (AC filter stuff). Oh my. How NASTY. I am totally installing a drain on the filter box this summer!!! So we can drain that crap out instead of having to pump it out and bucket it out. Though in reality. Once in 9 months... not so bad! But next time, cleaning the filter box first so the pond water can wash all that nastiness away! Yes, I still like my ducks. And I still want a boy duck!