Pond Water Care

Chlorine and Chloramines

If you have recently topped your pond water up from a household water supply, you may have a high Chlorine level which can be harmful to fish. Chlorine is routinely added to tap water and may be added at higher rates still if work is being done on the system. Chloramines are formed when the chlorine in the water reacts with tiny amounts of ammonia. Chloramines can also be harmful to fish. It isn't always possible to know if these chemicals are present in the tap water and so it is best to treat the tapwater just in case.

Healthy Pond Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your pond looks fine like the illustration, it may have high Chlorine levels which are dangerous to fish, cause stress and even death. It is recommended you use one of the products listed to maintain good water quality and provide a perfect environment to keep fish.


Algae and Blanketweed

Your pond is suffering from Algae & Blanketweed. Unicellular algae cause the pond water to appear green and murky. Blanket weed clings in long threads to all kinds of surfaces in the pond, most commonly around the edges. Most ponds suffer from one type of algae or the other but not, usually, both together. Large numbers of fish and/or excessive feeding can provide food for both types of algae by fertilizing the water. Control measures often involve depriving the algae of nutrients (including sunlight).

Pond with Blanketweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your Pond looks like the illustration, we recommend you use one of the products listed to improve your water quality.


Duckweed

Your pond is suffering from Duckweed. Duckweed can be described as tiny plants with 2 leaves and a short root which hangs down in the water. Duckweed can cover the surface of a pond and is encouraged by the same nutrients as algae. Depriving the plants of nutrients as well as increasing the oxygen supply to the water by circulating it more vigorously can all help to keep duckweed at bay.

Pond with Duckweed

If your Pond looks like the illustration, we recommend you use one of the products listed to improve your water quality.

 

Foam and Protein

Your Pond is suffering from an excessive foam/froth build up caused by too much protein in the water. Check your filtration is working properly and reduce the amount of food being thrown into the pond to help towards reducing this build up in future? Many Koi keepers install an NT Labs Pond Protein Skimmer to take away this foam and polish their pond water for ultimate clarity.

Pond with Foam

 












If your pond looks like the illustration, we recommend you use one of the products listed to restore your water quality.


Green and Cloudy Water

Your pond is suffering from a build up of Algae. This is common during the summer during prolonged periods of sunlight. Ensure filters are cleaned out regularly and are working properly and if possible install a cover over the water to shade it from direct sunlight, reducing the effect of green and cloudy pond water. Magiclear will help clump this together and remove it via the filtration but it may be necessary to conduct a partial water change to speed up the process.

 Pond with Green and Cloudy Water

If your pond looks like the illustration, we recommend you use one of the products listed to restore your water quality.


New Pond Fish

When introducing new fish to a pond you must limit the amount of stress they are put under. Add New Fish Stress Reducer to the fish transportation bag and pond water when introducing new fish to pond water.

 New Pond Fish

If your Pond looks like the illustration, we recommend you use one of the products listed to limit the stress on new fish.

 
*This information has been provided by NT Labs