How to Get Rid Of Algae In Pond

You have built a beautiful pond in the backyard of your house where you can sit and relax during your free time while enjoying the weather. If you are feeding some fish in the pond, then this can be another entertaining activity for you as you sit beside the pond. However, if there is a greenish layer growing over the pond and making it untidy, this may be something that you do not like to see and is unpleasant to watch. Having spent a lot of money to build the pond, you do not want to let it go to waste! But using a few handy methods can help you get rid of this greenish layer called Algae quite easily.


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    In order to keep the fish safe, transfer them into a tub of water with the  help of a net attached to a long stick.

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    After you have moved the fish to a safe place or container, use the same net and start picking the green Algae and remove as much of it as you can from the pond that way.

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    After removing layers of the green algae, the next task is to kill and remove any string algae that looks like like green hair. You can do this by pouring kosher or other non-iodized salt on the algae and allow it t0 settle for at least two to three days before removing the algae.

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    Now you have to make sure that the algae you have removed does not grow back for a considerable amount of time. In order to do this, reduce the amount of sunlight and nutrients available to the algae and instead, add more beneficial bacteria to make it starve, which will ensure a clear pond.

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    After you are done with cleaning the pond, you can transfer the fish back into it. However, it is good if you drain the old water and fill the pond with fresh water which will reduce the risk of the algae growing back.

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