Water Quality Testing
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.
What Do We Test For?
- 1E. Coli Quantification
Testing for E. Coli is important in determining if your pond is free from hazardous bacteria.
Testing for pH helps to determine if the water is acidic or alkaline. This will help in determining how to use chemicals more efficiently.
- 3Total Phosphorus
Testing for phosphorus helps to determine if phosphorus is leaching into the pond which causes excessive algae growth.
Testing for nitrates helps to determine if nitrates are present in the pond which causes excessive weed growth.
- 5Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Testing for TDS helps to determine if your pond is healthy for swimming in.
A specialized technician will come out to the pond (independently from your pond treatment) and take the required samples for the tests. We test for a variety of potential issues, review the findings, and give you a detailed report on these findings with our recommendations.