POND ALGAE CONTROL

We had a customer come in the store the other day lamenting over a severe algae problem, “I wasn’t going for the swampy look” she exclaimed. To effectively treat an algae problem, getting at the cause is much better than treating the symptom. In short, algae is just a result of something gone wrong. We […]

SPRING POND CARE PART 2

If you missed last months newsletter, Spring Pond Care Part One, you can view it HERE to learn about the difference between Beneficial Bacteria products and Pond Clarifier products. As we saw how product labeling can be confusing, understanding the difference between a Water Conditioner, and a Dechlorinator will make choosing the right one for […]

SPRING POND CARE 2017

Now that pond season is coming into full swing, proper water care will make all the difference in keeping your pond in tip top shape. Adequate filtration is always at the heart of a healthy pond. The better the filtration, the better the pond. You shouldn’t have to rely on an extensive amount of water […]

SPRING CLEAN OUT 2017

Depending upon the condition of your pond, you will either need a light clean out, or a major clean out. Regardless of what category you fall under, the 2 necessary products you’ll need now and year round are a Beneficial Bacteria – and a Dechlorinator. Use Microbelift’s Super Start – if you’re just starting up […]

TOP 7 SPRING POND TIPS

Spring is the time when your pond comes back to life. Every region is different, but active fish, and aquatic plants sprouting new life are both indicators that your pond is coming out of dormancy. The following Spring pond tips will help you get off to a good start and keep your fish and pond […]

PREDATOR--PROOF YOUR POND!

Predators can wreck havoc in your pond and decimate your fish population. Fortunately, there are simple and affordable precautions you can take to avoid hosting an all you can eat buffet. KNOW YOUR PREDATOR: Identifying which predator is stalking your pond will better equip you with which method of protection you need to implement.  […]

THE 1# CAUSE OF ALGAE

High levels of phosphate in pond water are the #1 contributing factor to an algae outbreak. Most of us treat an algae problem with algaecides– which is basically fine. The only snag, though, is that we are just treating the symptom and not the cause. To eliminate persistent algae outbreaks it’s essential we look at […]

Collaborative Water Project with Customer

A couple of weeks ago we got an email from a very happy customer, a customer that knows a lot about water features! He came to us needing help solving a unique plumbing issue with his first fountain project. We tried some things until we found the one that helped him achieve the very result […]

The 411 on a Crystal Clear Pond: Curing and Preventing Algae

As we head into pond season keeping your pond clean is the #1 priority. No one wants to be battling water clarity issues when you should be kicking back and enjoying your pond. If you haven’t done your spring cleanout do it now SPRING INTO ACTION. I had a customer that had an ongoing algae […]

PondBiz on YouTube

Did you know we have videos posted on Youtube? We have posted them here, but also check out our Youtube channel. PondBiz: Pondmax low voltage lights Pondbiz: Filter System Layout PondBiz: Hand feeding your fish with fish treats