Fish Pond Algae Control in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg & Hershey PA.
Fish Pond Algae one of the most common problems pond owners in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg & Hershey PA will face with their ponds. So understanding the basic pond algae is half the battle this will save you time, money and frustration in your water gardening experience.
Common Pond Algae Issues
Improper Pond Circulation
Poor pond circulation occurs usually when encountered with the cost of replacing a burnt out pond pump. Most often people opt for a smaller pump to save money, but ultimately cause major circulation issues, which then they battle with endless additives and mixtures trying to solve a problem caused by less circulation.
The improper usage or complete lack of natural water treatments promotes pond algae. A pond is only as healthy as the water in it. Gordon's Pond Utopia carries a full selection of pond water treatments necessary to create a balanced, healthy, and happy pond. Treating pond algae with pond chemicals is not a long term solution to this pond problem. It’s a quick fix that puts additional stress and loads on your pond. So take care and read all directions before just dumping into your pond.
Lack Of Routine Maintenance
Unfortunately with pond filtration systems that look like pool filter, regular back-washing and refilling expelled water can put a strain on your free time, and make it easy to neglect, causing a backup of alternate issues that compound themselves in multiples. You see green water, we see crashed ecosystems.
Too Many Fish or Over Feeding
Ponds that are overstocked with too many fish certainly promote pond algae.(A rule of thumb is one inch of fish for every 100 gallon of water in your pond) It is so tempting to buy and buy not forgetting that the koi we buy are babies. As it grows we have even more acute lack of space and process ever growing waste. Imagine a 4 inch baby has grown to 1 foot, 3 times in few months! The end result is increasing nitrogen levels, which in turn becomes nutrients for algae blooms.
Improper/Not Enough Filtration
Contrary to popular belief, a pump sitting at the bottom of your pond is not an actual working filter. Most pieced together ponds have a mix match of products in hopes of proper filtration. Their are many systems that work really well, but they all take a pre-set amount of routine maintenance.
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