I spoke with several pond owners in the last few weeks and in those visits I was reminded once again that it’s not a bad idea to test your pond water from time to time.
I have always viewed water testing to be of importance, particularly because certain elements in the water are very influential on how beneficial bacteria and other natural treatments may work. Along with that, keeping an eye on certain readings may ward off a problem (like rising ammonia levels that can be lethal to fish) and keep your pond out of trouble.
In the video below we offer tips on the most simple and affordable ways to test your water and what elements to test. The most common one’s might include pH, alkalinity, water hardness, nitrites, nitrates, and ammonia.
I’ll cover some of these in more detail in upcoming videos, for now, enjoy the video tips below where we get our discussion on water testing off and running.