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October 7, 2019

Causes of Murky Pond Water

Murky pond water, muddy pond water, cloudy pond water…all of these problems have one common denominator: high turbidity. Turbidity is caused by suspended inorganic and/or organic particles that cause cloudy or murky water. There are different levels of turbidity too. The more floating particles, the more turbid and the cloudier the water. Murky pond water […]

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September 9, 2019

UV Lighting and Your Decorative Pond

Though we specialize in the treatment of natural and non-lined bodies of water, we receive quite a few questions regarding decorative koi ponds. There are “good” and “bad” bacteria in all bodies of water. The bad bacteria releases phosphorus, which becomes a great food source for things such as algae and other aquatic nuisances. The […]

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August 5, 2019

My Pond Algae is Worse than My Neighbor’s

It is human nature to compare. We compare our homes, cars, kids… so why wouldn’t you compare your pond to your neighbors? “My neighbors pond is beautiful and mine is covered in pond algae…WHY?” No two ponds are the same and to expect the same conditions in two different ponds is absurd. Pond algae treatment […]

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July 1, 2019

Barley vs Chemical Pond Treatments

Will barley straw keep my pond clean and clear? Barley Straw is NOT a substitute for pond treatment chemicals. It is simply another way to deter algae growth. Experts are not in total agreement on what it is exactly that allows barley to be effective for algae prevention. Most likely, it is a chemical that […]

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June 10, 2019

Treating Cattails with Catt Plex

We often receive calls from customers regarding their cattails and their treatment plan. Many people fail to understand that there are specific guidelines for being able to successfully kill off cattails. The moment you see signs of growth from the plants, you may expect a complete kill after the first treatment. Just because there is […]

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May 27, 2019

Important Information for the 2019 Season

We are nearly halfway through the season but there is still much more work to be done! Please have patience as we continue to make progress on your ponds! Be sure to take a look at our Summer 2019 Newsletter if you haven’t already.   Important Dates to Remember:  June 1st *Gold Summer Weekly Treatments […]

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