There was a time when about the only way you were going to stop algae from taking over a pond is to add more of the plants that you actually liked in order to try to choke the unwanted stuff out. This isn’t such a bad way to go of course, after all it’s worked ever since people started to try and manage a pond.
As the years passed, as often happens with an adventurous and industrious group of deep thinkers, someone tossed some barley in a pond and that helped some too. Maybe mix in a bit of lavender and you’ve got yourself some algae control.
Ah, the good old days.
Today however, technology will have a part to play, not only in our lives (think iPad) but also in our ponds. And one of the newer pond algae control devices is called the IonGen. In this article I’ll attempt to explain what it does, how it works, and why it’s useful in a battle against algae. Oh, and I’ll through in a few tips on how to use it safely too.