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Pond Disaster: How to Deal With Algae in a Small Pond

Pond algae is everyone’s favorite part of pond maintenance. No, not really. Pond algae is one of the most frustrating parts of being a pond owner.

Fortunately for you, there are ways to manage the algae growth in your backyard pond so you can spend more time enjoying your pond, instead of fighting it.

There are thousands of different algae species that could be growing in your pond at any given time. That means you could constantly be growing new species in your pond without even realizing it. Your main focus should be to keep algae growth to a minimum so it does not clog your pond filter.

Try some of the following techniques to prevent algae growth in your backyard pond:

  • Construct a border around your pond that will prevent the water in your yard from running into your water garden.
  • Purchase a pond aerator to create movement in your pond. This will help create a healthier environment for your fish and prevent algae growth.
  • If your pond is not in a shady location, install pond plants to help keep the surface of the water out of direct sunlight.
  • Avoid over-feeding your fish. What they do not eat will eventually decay and contribute to algae production.
  • Regularly clean your pond filter. Clogged filters can promote bacteria and algae growth.
  • Use your pond skimmer to regularly clean debris from the surface of your pond.
  • As a last resort, algaecides can help kill algae in your pond. It’s important to be careful with these chemicals, as they can harm the other life in your pond.

By staying one step ahead, you can prevent your pond from falling victim to algae-growth. Get a jumpstart on pond maintenance with Pondliner.