Although naturally occurring in most bodies of water on our planet, we don’t seem too comfortable with it in our back yard pools. So begins the saga of how to keep it out of your pool, pond, water garden, or fountain, or… That’s right, there are as many solutions as there are ponds!
We can only begin to describe the basics to you and then suggest a remedy. So, here goes.
Testing your pond:
In order to try to keep your pond healthy, it is important that the PH, Alkalinity and hardness are at optimal levels:
There are 3 basic products that we use to correct any readings that do not fall in the parameters of optimal.
Using these products should be infrequent: three times a year would be reasonable. Heavy rains inflict the most change to the balance of a pond, usually driving the PH out of its optimal parameter with a tendency to the low side of the scale. Paying attention to these qualities of your water is very helpful in reducing potential algae blooms by keeping the water in balance making it difficult for the algae to thrive.