Pond Water

Filtering 1 million gallons in a Natural Pond

Question: I have a lake (1,000,000 gal.). I have installed two skimmers, and a destratification air pump, and was interested in purchasing a UV/bio filter to clear up the water. The pond is plastic lined and clean water is added to account for evaporation. I was also interest in installing UV lights in each of…

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Leaking Pond

Question: I think that I have a leak somewhere as I have to add a lot of water every day – more than ever in the past. I know that it is summer and hot but………..the water drops about 5″ over night. My pond is about 1500 gallons. My water bill is astronomical. How do…

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Restoring a small Pond with low energy usage

Question: Hello, I just moved into a house with a small pond, somewhere between 50-100 gals. It was neglected for about a year. It has water, sand, rocks, algae, decayed plant matter and 4 goldfish in it. I’m looking to turn it into a pond that is as eco-friendly as possible. I don’t want a…

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Dying Fish

Question: Answer: It is hard to say what killed your pond fish or is making them sick without examining the pond and water in detail. Sudden fish loss like that can have several causes, among them: a) a nitrite and/or ammonia spike. Low cost test kits are available to check for this. If this is…

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Hard Water

Question: Answer: You can use Pond Salt and Barley Pellets, Barley Bales or Barley Planters. Be aware, though, that the pH should be brought into range before using the Pond Salt. The Barley Pellets contain a bit of peat which helps to soften the water.

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Care of small, shady Waterfall

Question: I have a small waterfall on my front porch. It’s in the shade. I have plants such as ferns sitting close to it but no plants in the water. I haven’t had it very long but it needs something in the water besides what I’ve tried; baking soda, bleach, white vinegar. It’s foamy. even…

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Water Loss

Question: Hello, I have a question about normal waterloss from the pond. We have a pond that is about 13-1/2 feet X 8 feet and 3 feet deep at the deepest point. It is in full sun most of the day. How much waterloss in inches would be normal from our pond (how many inches…

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Green Pond

Question: Hi I recently built a pond 5’x7’18” deep. In the last 3 weeks it turned Green. I’ve put in ALGAEFIX and Bacteria. How long will it take to clear up? How much of each product should I be using and when is the best time to use it. Thanks Brian Kinzel Answer: New pond…

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Pond greens over after rain

Question: Dear pondmarket, i was wondering what products do i need to use in my pond. it seems everytime it rains my pond turns a greenish colo could that be maybe ph problems ????? thank you customer jackie Answer: Testing the pH to see if the rain significantly changed it is a good idea. It…

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