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Why is my Backyard Pond Turning Green?

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If you have a noticed a green tinge to your backyard pond upon the arrival of Spring you are not alone. This is a pretty common occurrence and it doesn’t mean that your pond is in any particular danger. It is also a pretty easy fix. The cause of this green coloring is the unwanted growth of algae. While it doesn’t necessarily mean an imminent death, the growth of algae can diminish the quality of your water and harm you aquatic pets, so it does need to be taken care of right away. Luckily, there are plenty of water treatments and precautions at your disposal to take care of pesky algae outbreaks.

Water Treatments

Microbe-Lift Algaway: Algaway is a selective algae-control product that solves algae problems while allowing you to provide safe fish pond care in the process. It is safe to use alongside plants and fish, controls green water and helps resolve future algae outbreaks.

Crystal Clear Algae-Off: Algae-Off is your one stop product for maintaining your pond. It removes string algae from waterfalls, streams and rocks in seconds. Use the maintenance dosage of Algae-Off weekly and eliminate complete pond shut down for yearly clean-outs permanently. It will also keep fountain intakes clean and remove unsightly scum and algae from the perimeter of any size pond.

Regular Maintenance

Be sure to do your spring cleaning. Algae feeds off of the decomposing debris found in your pond – think fallen leaves or stray twigs. Regularly check on your pond skimmer and remove by hand any larger pieces of debris that have fallen in. Use pond netting when the chances of excess materials are at risk of falling into your pond.

Barley Straw Extract

Barley produces a natural extract while it slowly ferments or rots that breaks down debris and gives you clean and clear water. CrystalClear Barley Extract eliminates the mess of adding and cleaning up standard barley straw from your pond. Barley straw extract is fermented under ideal conditions to capture a powerful, all-natural extract that is safe for the aquatic life in your pond.

While that green water is a warning sign, it does not mean that you have to drain the water and start over. With the addition of water treatments, regular maintenance and barley straw extract, your pond will look clean, clear and good as new in no time, with no damage to your aquatic life.