Common Pond Maintenance Mistakes

Common Pond Maintenance Mistakes

Having a beautiful pond with crystal clear water does not happen without work. The reason you have shimmering water is because of routine maintenance. When the water becomes murky, the pond is showing signs of an imbalance and the pond’s health is at risk probably due to improper upkeep. Below are some common pond maintenance mistakes to avoid.

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Why It’s Important to Test Your Pond Water Before Using Treatments

Why It’s Important to Test Your Pond Water Before Using Treatments

Having a healthy beautiful pond with crystal clear water is the goal of every pond owner.  Using water treatments is one way to ensure you get these results but it is important to test your pond water before using any treatments.  We will discuss the importance of testing including why to test, how often to test, the kits you can buy, and which chemicals to assess.

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Beneficial Bacteria in Your Pond

Beneficial Bacteria in Your Pond

Crystal clear water doesn’t happen magically in your pond.  However, to the average person it appears that way thanks in large part to beneficial bacteria.  But what exactly are beneficial bacteria and where are they in your pond?  We will answer these questions so you can fully understand how elements in your pond work and how to improve the productivity without compromising quality. 

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Controlling Algae in Your Pond

Controlling Algae in Your Pond

If you’re looking at green murky water in your pond then it’s probably due to the dreaded algae.  This grim reaper of ponds was featured in our last post when we discussed how algae is created and this week we will talk about how to control algae in your pond.  Pond scum not only affects the water clarity and quality but also depletes the pond of essential oxygen.  Fortunately, there are a few easy steps to controlling and eliminating algae.

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