Remove Pond Algae: Troubleshooting A Common Pond Problem
If your pond turning a sickly green, we have just the prescription – Beneficial Bacteria
Pond Algae grows when there’s a chemical imbalance in the water. It thrives by absorbing nitrogen and phosphorous, causing your once beautiful pond to turn a murky green. Check out the video above to see how JVI owner Derek Johnson dealt with algae over taking his pond! His solution? Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria. Learn more about the process in the blog below.
Use Beneficial Bacteria to Remove Pond Algae
Beneficial bacteria actually removes nitrogen and phosphorous from the water, cutting off algae’s food supply. Like anything else, algae needs a food source to survive. Cutting off the source will cause the algae to slowly dissipate.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of beneficial bacteria strains, and algae outbreaks aren’t always caused by the same exact water imbalances. You may need to try a few different strains of beneficial bacteria before your pond clears up.
In the video you watched, Derek used Aquascape Wetland Pond Lake Bacteria, Aquascape Professional Grade Beneficial Bacteria, and Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria. In his case, the classic Aquascape Beneficial Bacteria got the job done.
How Long Does it Take to Get Results?
After about five days to a week, you should see that the beneficial bacteria removed some algae. If the problem remains the same, change your product.
You can speed the process up considerably with Aquascape Rapid Clear Flocculant. The flocculant bonds the algae together, weighing it down and sinking it to the bottom of the pond. If you want to get the best results, we recommend using a fine mesh pad to collect it. You can place this under your waterfall, in the stream, or in the intake bay, and it will absorb the algae.
Aeration makes a huge difference as well. By aerating your pond, you’re adding oxygen to the water column. That oxygen causes a chemical reaction with phosphorous, bonding it with iron and rendering it inedible for algae spores.
The Bottom Line: The Right Beneficial Bacteria, Flocculant, and Aeration Remove Pond Algae
Pond ecosystems require balance, and through the years you’ll likely deal with algae issues. They’re common, but fortunately easy to fix. Just remember this: Beneficial Bacteria + Flocculant + Aeration = A Crystal Clear Pond!
Following that formula will have your pond clear in just two weeks. If you have any questions about combating pond algae, please give us a call! We’d be glad to assist you.