To some, a pond might just be a pond, but in reality water quality is very subjective to surrounding environmental influences. Some of these factors can make for unsafe conditions for using the pond as a potable water source, irrigation, or for activities like swimming or fishing.
Some things that may look out of the ordinary and may lead to a desire to investigate your pond water quality by testing it are:
- Unusual colors in the water.
- Unusual odors coming from the water.
- Sick or dead waterfowl around the pond.
- Excessive algae growth.
- Excessive submerged weed growth.
If you experience one of these signs, it may be time for a water quality test just to make sure it’s safe to enter the water. Pond Champs offers water testing to give pond owners a better idea on what is occurring in their pond.