Koi Pond Algae Control Tecniques
Understanding koi pond algae and how to control it.
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UV lights do a few things for you and your pond. They kill harmful bacteria and sterilize the water, creating high water quality so goldfish and koi can thrive. The other thing… they destroy the free floating algae that plagues pond owners. Don’t neglect to add one of these into your filtration system. I know how frustrating it can be to create a beautiful pond, waterfall, surrounded by plantings only to have it turn into pea soup once the temperature gets warm.
How to Get Rid of Floating Algae. Algae flourish in water sources with little circulation such as ponds and even some deeper fountains. Algae can grow quickly to cover the surface of a body of water and pose a health risk if not removed. Algae floating on water naturally clumps together, making removal of a large portion of the algae relatively...
How to Remove & Prevent Algae in a Pond. Two common types of algae grow in outdoor ponds: plankton -- the type of growth that turns water thick and green, and string algae -- which tends to grow on the outer edges and bottom areas of ponds. Left to grow, algae can cause a slimy film that can eventually kill fish or other aquatic creature that live...