Tips and Tricks For A Healthy Pond

  • February 1, 2023
Tips and Tricks For A Healthy Pond - Air-O-Lator - Pond Aeration & Maintenance Products

Any landscape can benefit from a lake. Its unique, natural design blends in well with the surroundings. However, although ponds add beauty to any landscape, they must be appropriately maintained. It might appear complicated at first. On the other hand, once you get the hang of it, it can be a simple process. Let’s talk about some ways to make your pond look better.

Reactive Versus Proactive

A pond can be maintained in one of two ways: active or reactive. Preventative measures are your best bet for keeping your pond clean and beautiful. On the other hand, reactive methods can remove gunk or pond muck in a matter of days. Which one is better? The proactive efforts to maintain your lake’s stability are mentioned. Spot treatments may be part of the reactive approach when trouble spots appear in your pond. One of the best things you can do for your pond is adding Pond Pack containing pond dye, aerobic bacteria and a water clarifier. These work together to keep your pond clean year-round.

What is Pond Muck

Algae, excessive nutrients, animal waste, leaves, and branches make up pond muck, which can be cleaned with natural cleaners and bacteria. Using natural herbicides or algaecides to prevent this kind of buildup in your pond is a good idea. If you’re having problems with too many nutrients at the bottom of your pond, we recommend using a water clarifier and adding concentrated aerobic bacteria to a barley straw medium. The Lake Pack contains these two items. The bacteria are involved in the process of breaking down excess nutrients in the water column. Additionally, it removes excess organic matter from the bottom of your pond. Water clarifiers and pond dye keep your pond healthy by reducing the amount of phosphorus in the water.

Pond Dyes

The sun is one of the main factors that can speed up the growth of algae blooms and bacteria. This can be especially true during the summer when the highest temperatures make it ideal for algae and bacteria to grow. The sun’s rays can seep deep into the water, causing pond muck to form. Pond dyes, however, are the best option for getting the extra protection you need. Pond dyes produce shade and block a lot of sunlight.