My pond water is clear but tinted almost like tea, what causes this?

Q. My pond water is clear but tinted almost like tea, what causes this? And how to I get my water back to looking like it did before this “Tea Effect” occurred. A. Tea colored water is the byproduct of tree leaves and other organic material accumulating in your pond and decomposing which naturally stains […]

Is beneficial bacteria essential to my pond?

  Absolutely!  While many pond owners view using bacteria as an unusual way to purify their water, it is actually the most natural way to do it. That is how nature cleans the environment. Ultimately all waste products in the environment have to be recycled back to the biosphere, and bacteria are nature’s recyclers. The […]

How to keep your Pond Clear

  The biggest question we hear at Pondbiz is “How do I keep my pond water clear?” The first thing we tell people is that having the right size filter in relation to the water volume is essential. For example, if your pond is 1000 gallons you want a filter that changes the water every […]