Summer Once Again!
the improvements we made to the ponds general look this spring, we
decided to let nature take its course for the summer. Unfortunately,
nature decided to make the pond so green we couldn't see anything in
it. At one point, I wasn't sure the fish were even still there.
Algae blooms are part of a naturally balanced ponds life, they can ruin
some of your viewing pleasure. Here are a few things you can do:
Bacterial Agents: ($18 - 25 per bottle)
Mineral Blocks: (I prefer these because they last about a month - about
$2 per block)
Filters with UV light treatment (work well but expensive $150 +)
Always check your PH levels and keep them in normal boundaries. This
will also help maintain nice clear water.
patient! Most blooms are normal and last only a few days to a couple of
weeks and clear up on their own. As you can see, the water has cleared
nicely in just a matter of days.
just increased our pump size from 1250 gph to 2000 gph. The water fall
appears much more natural now. Definitely worth the extra $'s. I found
a pump that runs for about 300 watts so won't kill the electric bill