The summertime is the perfect season to spend time outdoors. You can enjoy a wide range of activities with friends and family. One of those activities can include spending relaxing days around a pond. Many like to fish or just enjoy the aesthetically pleasing view and atmosphere of the pond. However, the summer can also bring those hot temperatures, affecting your pond’s stability. So how can you keep your pond looking great in the summer? Pond maintenance is key to keeping clean and clear waters.
Having an Automated System
The best thing you can do to keep your pond nice and clean is to install a pond aerator. A bottom aerator is ideal. This will infuse oxygen for your fish. Moreover, the advantage of a bottom aeration system is that it will mix the waters deep in the pond rather than just the surface. The last thing you want is stagnant water that can develop muck, algae, and sludge. Want to know more about aeration? Click here.
Using Herbicides and Algaecides
If you find your pond crowded with pond weeds or an abundance of algae, you can consider a natural herbicide or algaecide solution. Herbicides work best to remove unwanted weeds that grow in the water. If you don’t remove these weeds, they can decay and form a muck collection. The same thing goes for algae in ponds. Although some algae are necessary for a pond’s ecosystem, too much can damage the pond’s habitat.
Pond Dyes Make a Difference
The summer heat can fuel algae bloom in a pond within just a matter of weeks. You’ll tell if you have an overgrowth of algae if you notice areas of green covering in spots or throughout the entire pond. Algae bloom can contribute to pond muck. As it thickens in the water, it can suffocate your fish or even obstruct your pond pump or aerator. To minimize algae in your pond, we recommend using pond dyes. Since the sun’s rays penetrate deep into the water, fueling algae growth, pond dyes can form a protective covering on the water’s surface. In addition, Outdoor Water Solutions carries a variety of pond dyes that will give your water a nice shade. These alternatives can include blue, dark blue, and black dye. Each color will give your surrounding landscape a unique, beautiful complement.
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!