Pond Maintenance 101

September 14, 2020

Leeches

While there is no product that directly eliminates leeches, there are a few tricks that may just help reduce their numbers in your pond or lake. A large leech population can indicate a low fish population. Leeches are almost a given in every pond, and a healthy fish population helps with leech control. One thing […]

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August 17, 2020

Water Lilies, Spadderdock, Lotus, & Water Shield

Before your pond is treated, it is always crucial for us to correctly identify the growth. Many different pond weeds can resemble one another and might need a different approach for a successful treatment. Spadderdock, water lilies, lotus, and water shield are similar in appearance and are often confused with one another. Water lilies and […]

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May 18, 2020

Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae blooms are microscopic bacteria that occur naturally on the surface. When the environment is just right, blue-green algae will thrive. Blue-green algae blooms can create toxins that may be harmful to humans, pets, livestock, wildlife, and fish. There are many types of algae that are harmless to the environment and people around it, […]

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March 2, 2020

Early Season Algae

It’s that time of year again, and with temperatures rising, your pond may be taking on a certain swamp aesthetic. Seemingly overnight, algae may appear and turn your beautiful property feature into a true eyesore. This is understandably frustrating for our customers and is rarely due to any sort of negligence on a technician’s part. […]

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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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