Posted: 13/11/2015 at 10:02
do you have a pond pump? if so attach some hose to it and run the pump, it should bail the pond out effectively and you get the nutrient rich water to put on your plants.
If no pump, is your pond higher than any point in your garden? if so, hose into the pond run it to the low point (or drain) and drain it that way.
if neither is possible, its a bucket and backache.
refill from water butts if you can
alternatively get a pond vacuum and do the shelves and bottom without emptying the pond much