How do we do that in Orlando, Central Florida? Water treatments.
We are often asked what can I put in my pond to make the water clear? Or we just bought our home and it has a pond how do I take care of it.
Always remember that there is a HUGE difference between clear water and healthy water. You could have a UV light to keep the water clear however that light does nothing to the organic debris and waste in the pond.
Our goal is a balanced ecosystem which gives us healthy clear water!
Here are a few tips and products to maintaining a healthy balanced ecosystem pond.
Control Run Off Never use lawn fertilizer or insecticides on trees around your pond or on areas of your property that will drain toward your pond. Lawn fertilizer and insecticides will cause large algae blooms, as well as severely threaten the aquatic life inside your pond.
Remove Debris Keep your pond free of debris. Don’t let the skimmer debris net overfill with leaves.
Decaying debris in the skimmer will contribute to unwanted nutrients.
Have Patience It takes time for the bacteria to establish itself and colonize to the point of being a benefit to your pond. In general, a new pond can take anywhere from two to six weeks for the bacteria population to reach this point.
Beneficial Bacteria™ contains 8 pure strains of concentrated beneficial bacteria, including PSB(Photo Synthetic Bacteria) bacteria and enzymes. This combination of natural cleaners helps to maintain a strong biological balance in your pond. Because ornamental water gardens are enclosed ecosystems,sometimes factors like fish load, uneaten fish food, organics such as leaves, sludge and unwanted debris may disrupt the balance causing poor water quality and clarity. Beneficial Bacteria maintains a strong biological balance; providing clean, clear and healthy water conditions.
EcoBlast for Waterfalls and Streams ™ The most effective treatment for reducing string algae. EcoBlast™ is a fast-acting treatment for breaking down debris on the waterfall and stream. Works on contact.
S.A.B.™ This is formulated to help reduce pond maintenance and promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and enzymes. S.A.B.™ will assist in the breakdown and reduction of debris in the stream, waterfalls, and pond.
Rapid Clear™ is scientifically blended to quickly clear cloudy or discolored pond water fast. Rapid Clear goes to work clumping suspended debris, also referred to as flocculation.
Barley Extract™ Barley straw has been used for hundreds of years to promote clean clear water conditions in ponds and streams. It discourages algae growth, buffers PH with a slow steady release of beneficial ingredients by natural, biological activity. Harmless to fish and plants. Works year round.
Sludge Cleaner & Filter Cleaner™ is effective at reducing sludge, waste and excess nutrients in the pond and in the filtration system.