SO much Algae! So little time!
From time to time we all need to battle some kind of algae bloom. Usually during the Summer is when it's the worst! Green Algae, Hair Algae, Filamentous Algae, etc, they're ALL terrible, and some can destroy your pond within days after seeing just a small amount growing in it. There are many tricks of the trade to battle these algaes. Our company promotes natural solutions, and offers pre-planned strategies for long term results, NOT temporary fixes. If you're looking for a quick fix, you'll need to go elsewhere. But remember, a quick fix is only a temporary fix and will end up costing you more money in the long term, Our programs are designed to correct and balance your pond/lake for the long term. A well-balanced pond will always overcome these algae blooms naturally and offer you the results you've been looking for.
If you need help setting up a monthly pond maintenance schedule or need pond consulting advice, just call us. 520-971-1357. We're here for you.
Here's a checklist of some items you might need to keep your pond healthy:
1. Make sure you are broadcasting Pond Salt every 2 weeks to your pond to keep down algae, kill bad bacteria, and help promote healthy gill function!
2. Add Microbial Tabs monthly to help grow good bacteria.
3. Add Barley Straw in your waterfall or skimmer to curb algae!
4. Add Algae Eating Snails, FlagFish, and Chinese Hi-Fin Sharks to your pond, they won't eat your plants and they will eat all of your hair algae and blanketweed!
5. Are you using a good Fish food to feed your Koi? Cheap fish foods usually contain Phosphates, which will encourage MORE algae growth. Phosphates occur naturally, IN ABUNDANCE, in ALL bodies of water, so you don't need to add anymore. Our foods are made from all-natural organic ingredients and contain NO Phosphates!
6. You must add fertilizer to your pond to grow your water plants! There are 2 kinds of fertilizers: Bunched plants and Floating plants take in nutrients through the leaves, so you will need to use a liquid fertilizer, and lilies, lotus and all bog plants take in nutrients through their roots so you will want to use a root tablet.
7. Shade your water, In the Summertime, the sun is going to be a large factor in your algae growth. You have a few choices of what you can do. Using either Surface plants or Water Lilies to give you cover naturally or you may use things like non-harmful pond shading tablets these will all help reduce algae growth by blocking UV and UVB Rays.