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Pond Care 101: Tips and Tricks

  • June 15, 2022

A pond is a beautiful addition to any landscape. It provides a natural yet unique layout that complements the surrounding area. Moreover, although ponds are great for any landscape, it is also important to care for them properly. It may seem difficult at first. However, it can be a simple process once you get the hang of things. Let’s go over some tips and tricks that will make your pond more beautiful. 

Proactive Vs. Reactive 

When caring for a pond, you will find two methods: proactive or reactive. Preventive measures are your best option for keeping your pond clean and beautiful. On the other hand, reactive methods can also work to clear gunk or pond muck in a matter of days. Which is better? As mentioned, the proactive works to keep your pond in a healthy state. The reactive method can include doing spot treatments for trouble areas in your pond when they appear. One of the best things you can do for your pond is adding Outdoor Water Solutions Pond Pack. Each pack contains a water clarifier, pond dye, and aerobic bacteria. These three work together to keep your pond clean and clear all year long.  

Natural Clarifiers and Bacteria 

Pond muck is a collection of leaves, branches, animal waste, bad bacteria, excessive nutrients, and algae. Natural herbicides or algaecides are helpful to prevent this type of buildup in your pond. If you have trouble with excessive nutrients at the bottom of your pond, we recommend adding concentrated aerobic bacteria in a barley straw medium and water clarifier. Both of these come in the Pond Pack. The bacteria helps break down excess nutrients in the water column. Additionally, it consumes excess organic material that builds up on the bottom of your pond. Water clarifier helps control excess phosphorous in the water and works in conjunction with pond dye to help your pond remain healthy.  

Pond Dyes 

One of the main culprits that can speed up the growth of algae bloom and bacteria is the sun. This can be especially true in the summer when the hottest weather creates a prime environment for algae and bacteria to grow. The sun’s rays can penetrate deep into the pond waters, where pond muck will form. However, pond dyes are the perfect solution for that added protection you need. Pond dyes produce shade, blocking a good amount of sunlight.  

At Outdoor Water Solutions, we offer a variety of pond aerators providing you with the options needed to pick the perfect pond aerator for your pond. We always enjoy working with clients on ways to improve the quality of their ponds’ health so, if you have any questions or would like more information on our pond aerators, contact us at 866.471.1614 today!

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