Pond Vacuums – Can They Help With Algae Control?

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Look around a bit and you’ll find a variety of pond vacuums on the market today. Most of these are used by small pond owners and they can do a good job of helping keep a pond cleaner.

Since much of our focus on this site is about algae control, the question often comes up, can a pond vac help with this? The answer of course is yes, in an indirect way.

Vacuums are designed mainly to remove muck and debris from the bottom of the pond and there’s no question that as this stuff builds up, it will often start to decay and lead to more algae growth…so using a vac routinely is a really good idea.

But another question arises, what will work best for your pond?

In the video below I’ll talk about two of the more popular pond vacs used today and I’ll discuss what they’re good for. Everything comes with some limitations and knowing what these things can, and cannot do is good information.

Feel free to post your comments below the video.

[youtube width=”425″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2jlRkKwE4M&feature=youtube_gdata[/youtube]

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