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My pond develops string algea along with poor water clarity. Will a UVliter filter help this condition. THe pond size is 12 x 14 x 4 ft deep. Is there another product that will help this condition?
Thanks
John

Answer:

A UV Filter will help fix water clarity problems, but cannot help with string algae.
String algae is best controlled with the following steps:
a) test and adjust pH to within 7.0 – 8.0 (string algae love high pH)
b) clean existing growth
c) preventing new growth
products to use in controlling string algae:
Testing: http://www.pondmarket.com/catalog/index.cfm/category/75/test-kits.cfm
Adjusting pH: http://www.pondmarket.com/catalog/index.cfm/product/430_14/microbe-lift-75-ph-buffer-stabilizer.cfm
Cleaning exisiting growth: http://www.pondmarket.com/catalog/index.cfm/product/595_14/restor-pond-rock-cleaner.cfm
Preventing new growth: http://www.pondmarket.com/catalog/index.cfm/product/809_78/barley-fusion—liquid-barley-straw-extract-for-garden-ponds.cfm