Knowledge Base

Pond in between trees

Question: I want to put my pond between my two huge beautiful pine trees. Is that unwise? And if so, is there any way to do this more wisely? Answer: The pine trees will help to provide shade but they will also leave you with pine needles in your pond. The pine needles can be…

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Pea colored water

Question: I now have all the products that you have in your Pond Battalion Kit III. I have been using them as recommended for over 2 months and the pea soup water will not get any better. My pond is @ 8×11 and 3’deep. It has a skimmer and bio falls. The water was great…

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How long until algae treatment works?

Question: how long will the water stay this ugly blue color from the algae treatment Answer: Depending =”https://www.pondmarket.com/catalog/index.cfm/category/76/algae-control.cfm”>Algaecide you used and the condition of your pond will determine how long the treatment might take. Any kind of blue tint used to help prevent algae is known as Pond Dye or Tint. Pond Tint is used…

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Green and cloudy

Question: the water of my pond is green and cloudy, I try several products, change the water…… and then turned green and cloudy. the pond has filter… nothing nothing Answer: There are many things to consider when treating you pond for algae. Are you using Beneficial Bacteria? Where is your pH Level? Are there plants…

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PH levels

Question: I cannot keep my PH at a decent level. It is always at 9.0. I use PH down but that does not seem to help. Answer: It sounds like something in the pond is leaching into the water raising the pH (maybe lime stone?). It may be better to use a buffer/stabilizer which will…

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Green Pond

Question: Hi I have a small pondless waterfall with 6 feet stream and a 3 x 3 x 2′ water reservoir (no fish), which is slowly turning green! I have two questions: 1. how can I treat the algae effectively (brand name), when, and how often? 2. should I drain the water in winter and…

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PH help

Question: Hi! Nothing I seem to do lowers the PH balance of our pond. I have tried several PH decreasers (purchased through you) and the PH barely comes down at all. Please advise!! Thanks! Gary Answer: Hello Gary, I understand how frustrating pH can be. Here are a couple of facts: 1. pH fluctuates throughout…

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Buying in bulk

Question: On PH! The noly product I have found that masters the PH in my pond is sodium biphosphate. Is there any way to buy this stuff in buld and not in littel 2 lb bags? Answer: If the product that you have had luck with was purchased through PondMarket.com then there may be a…

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Water treatment in winter

Question: I have a large amount of string algae on the rock of my waterfall. Can’t see any in the main part of the pond. Didn’t have this problem in the warm weather. Started about a month ago. Should I treat this problem in the winter months (Feb.)? Will it damage Koi? Answer: Treatment is…

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Muddy water

Question: We have a spring-fed, clay-bottomed pond with two koi, three Orff and a bunch of minnows, that is about 18 feet deep and 300 feet wide. The water is always brown. Someone mentioned that it’s because of the fish. There is no algae, and whenever the dog goes in and stirs up the clay…

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