Pond Cleaners

How to Clean Your Pond

Aug 6,2013 – The majority of pond cleaners on the market today are either a chemical quick fix to an underlying bigger issue or like most pain killers, provide temporary relieve to a nagging problem.

It’s like perfumes and other cosmetics, which are used to cover up all ones blemishes without really dealing with the root cause of the issue.

Pond owners need to stop thinking about short-term fixes to their pond problems and deal with the main issues.

For example, pond owners who have algae are continually writing us to say – we spray copper sulphate into our ponds as an effective means to control pond algae. This kills off all the algae and sinks to the bottom of the pond so the pond looks fresh and clean.

Well the realty is that the killed off algae sinks to the bottom of your pond where it decomposes and while doing so it depletes the oxygen in the water and emits additional organic matter. This process provides fuel for yet a new batch of algae to thrive in just a matter of a few weeks time.

This vicious cycle must end if you are ever going to have a healthy pond eco-system.

We have mentioned this so many times and we keep coming back to it for we believe, especially during this time of year as things heat up for summer, that pond owners need to start thinking about long term pond management.

Priority for a healthy pond is to first install and aerating system. You need to aerate your ponds. This is the most critical component to the health of your water, without an aeration system you will never get rid of pond algae and other aquatic vegetation.

The next component that you should consider, which more and more companies are starting to offer are pond conditioners, as opposed to pond chemicals. These conditioners are natural bacteria, enzymes and dyes that combined with pond aeration can provide an excellent and sustainable alternative to the harsh use of pond chemicals.

In addition, to being environment friendly, they are less expensive, non-toxic, non-polluting, and do not require regional herbicide permits to administer.