When it comes to pond algae control, a lot of people have an opinion about what’s best to get results. Some of the ideas are based on experience, some on hearsay, and some might even be just wishful thinking. If you do a bit of research online you’ll find a lot of comments on various things and this has created what I’ll call, a few “myths” about algae control in ponds.
In this week’s pond tip I’ll discuss some of the more common one’s that I’ve come across. Most may have some partial truth to them but may leave a bit to be desired on their own if algae control is your goal.
Here’s the shortlist.
#1. Pond aeration will control algae.
#2. Algaecides are the best treatment for algae blooms.
#3. Fish can keep algae in check.
#4. Ultrasound technology is a silver bullet for algae problems.
#5. Salt controls algae outbreaks.
#6 (but who’s counting)A UV clarifier is effective on algae.
You’re welcome to watch the video below that outlines these in more detail.