Does the water in your pond appear refreshing, clean, and debris-free? Unless you take measures to improve its quality, the answer is probably no. The appearance of ponds is subject to various environmental factors, such as trees, waterweeds, soil composition, and fish, all of which can have a profound effect on water clarity.
In most cases, keeping a pond looking great requires combating these factors by removing or limiting their presence in a pond. Below are five harmful elements to remove or reduce from the water of your pond to improve the clarity of its water.
Ponds need algae to support aquatic life. But too much algae can have the opposite effect: instead of sustaining aquatic life, it can leach water of oxygen and kill it off. To prevent this from happening, apply eco friendly algaecide on a regular basis. When applying it, always use the dose level intended for the water volume of your pond.
Some waterweeds grow at the banks of a lake, while others branch out. In the first case, the weeds can harbor pond life that no one wants creeping in their yard, such as water moccasins and snapping turtles. In the second case, the weeds make your pond look more like a water garden than a pond. To prevent these things, apply eco friendly herbicide for waterweeds on a regular basis. When applying it, always use the dose level intended for the water volume of your pond.
Pond treatment dyes are the best solution for improving murky water. Formulated to be non-staining and safe for fish, humans, plants, and animals, pond dyes are an essential part of maintaining the water quality in ponds. Popular dye colors include aqua, light blue, dark blue, and black. Depending on a pond’s water turnover rate, most full strength dye treatments last 6-8 weeks.
Tree debris ranges from small branches to entire trees. Removing the first type may require only a skimming net. But removing the second type could require a tree removal service. Before attempting to cut and remove a large tree on your own, consider how its submerged portions would shift or adjust to chainsaw cuts. Call a tree removal service if a tree is too submerged to predict its response to the sawing.
In some cases, fish are partly to blame for the poor water quality of a pond. These fish—often referred to as trash fish—include bullheads, crappie, and shad. The easiest way to curb trash fish is to stock a lake with their natural predators, such as blue gill and catfish. In some cases, lakes are restocked in full to eliminate trash fish.
Aqua Dye has the Pond Coloring Solutions You Need
Aqua dye supplies affordable pond and lake dyes in the following colors: Aqua, Blue, Midnite Blue, and Black. If you have removed weeds and debris from your lake, and curbed its trash fish population, but its poor water color persists, pond dye could be the answer. For more information on water quality in ponds, call us today.