Pond String Algae Control
Pond Algae is among the most common problems Connecticut & Massachusetts Pond owners have in their ponds. Understanding the basic principles of Pond Algae types will save you time, money, and headaches in your water gardening adventures … If you can't figure out any solutions, we are contractors that can provide you with pond algae solutions, that service Hampden County, Mass, & Hartford County, Connecticut (CT) and surrounding areas.
The most common issues we come across when servicing Pond Algae in Connecticut & Massachusetts areas can be pinpointed to six main areas.
- Improper/Not Enough Filtration
- Too Many Fish or Overfeeding
- Lack Of Routine Maintenance
- Non Regimented Water Treatments
- Insufficient Water Circulation
- Excess Rainwater Nitrogen
Most Common Pond Algae Issues
1. Improper/Not Enough Filtration
Contrary to popular belief, a pump sitting at the bottom of your pond is not an actual working filter. Most pieced-together ponds have a mix match of products in hopes of proper filtration. There are many systems that work really well, but they all take a pre-set amount of routine maintenance.
2. Too Many Fish or Over Feeding
Ponds that are overstocked with too many fish certainly promote pond algae. It is so tempting to buy and buy, forgetting that the koi we buy are babies. As they grow we have an even more acute lack of space and process ever-growing waste. Imagine a 4-inch baby has grown to 1 foot, 3 times in a few months! The end result is increasing nitrogen levels, which in turn become nutrients for algae blooms.
3. Lack Of Routine Maintenance
Unfortunately with pond filtration systems that look like this, regular back-washing and refilling expelled water can put a strain on your free time, and make it easy to neglect, causing a backup of alternate issues that compound themselves in multiple. You see green water, we see crashed ecosystems.
4. Non Regimented Water Treatment Applications
The improper usage, or complete lack of natural water treatments, promotes pond algae. A pond is only as healthy as the water in it. Treating pond algae with pond chemicals is not a long-term solution to this pond problem. It’s a quick fix that puts additional stress and loads on your pond. So take care and read all directions, before just dumping it into your Hampden County, Western Mass, Northern CT area pond.
5. Improper Pond Circulation
Poor pond circulation occurs usually when encountered with the cost of replacing a burnt-out pond pump. Most often people opt for a smaller pump to save money, but ultimately cause major circulation issues, which then they battle with endless additives and mixtures, trying to solve a problem caused by less circulation.
6. Excess Rainwater Nitrogen
We have noticed over the years that we receive many phone calls about algae blooms after long heavy rainy periods. The rainwater is full of nitrogen which is ultimately a fertilizer that algae can feed on. Having poor filtration, or low circulation, will enhance the algae blooms, based on how much rain the pond has collected.