The #1 cause of algae is due to high phosphate levels. Phosphates occur naturally (and not so naturally) from decaying leaves/plants and excessive fish poop. Phosphates also occur the not so natural way by your utility company adding them to tap water to reduce pipe corrosion. So what can you do about it? 1. Check […]


With Summer around the corner, sticking to your pond maintenance routine will make all the difference in keeping your pond healthy and clear. To make it easy, I’ve comprised a ‘to do list’ that will keep your pond in perfect balance and looking great. 1. Backflush and/or rinse media in your filter once a week. […]


Algae season is approaching, if it’s not already here for some of you. Let’s get clear (pun intended) on the best ways to deal with this pesky green ghoul. First off, and most importantly, if your pond is full of gunk and decaying debris, no amount of algaecide is going to work. Putting any algaecide […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Fall Cleanout

Cleaning out your pond can seem daunting the first time around, but having all the right equipment will make the task surprisingly manageable. The first thing to consider is investing in some kind of vacuum. These three are top sellers, and vary from low tech to high tech. The Muck Vac Perfect for use in […]

Algae Control - The One Two Punch

Being Green isn’t always a good thing. This time of year, algae can wreak havoc in your pond or water feature. Let’s give it the one two punch and be done with it. At least for a little while. Read “Algae Bloom” by Ken Becker for a rundown on algae bloom. If you want to […]

Going Natural in Your Pond Part 1 - NATURAL ALGAE CONTROL

FOR NATURAL ALGAE CONTROL A. Barley products work great as an algae preventitive. The.The interesting story behind how barley was proven effective against algae was by accident; a load of barley got dropped into an algae infested waterway. Apparently, the compound in barley inhibits the growth of algae. Liquid Barley extract by Microbelift is the […]

Pondbiz.com E-Blast - April 2015 | The Big Clean Out

We wish you all a beautiful Spring! As always, Call us if you have any questions or concerns 818-348-2220. Spring Tips Many of you already know how to do a Spring Cleanout. But if you are new to ponding, or want to brush up on some points, we will go over everything that needs to […]