Normal Aquatics provides indoor and outdoor pond installation and maintenance services to residential and commercial property owners throughout Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and beyond. As an experienced pond maintenance provider, the top complaint that we receive from customers is the high level of algae accumulation in their ponds. Algae can be very detrimental to the health of fish and plants by, as well as other inhabitants of your aquarium by depleting oxygen. It can also obscure the visual appeal and beauty of your pond.

Hiring a professional pond maintenance contractor and utilizing natural techniques to maintain the proper ecological levels of algae are effective ways to significantly lower the presence of algae in your pond. In this month’s article, we discuss some of the eco-friendly methods that pond owners can utilize to help circumvent algae buildup and ensure that the appearance of your pond and it’s inhabitants remains healthy year round. In order to maintain the natural beauty of your pond, the proper handling of algae and aquatic weeds is necessary in order to avoid excess growth and aquatic imbalance.

Avoid an overabundance of nutrients:
The desired outcome of your attempt to control algae accumulation is to lower the levels of nutrients in the water, which will have a significant impact on algae buildup. The best way to accomplish this is to protect your pond from turf clippings, leaves, and other organic debris that contain high levels of nutrients. You can install retaining walls or plants around the perimeter of your pond, which will offer a barrier of protection. There are also aquatic plants that you can install in your pond that will absorb an excess nutrients that envelop your pond.

Water Treatments:
Water treatments are proactive method to reducing existing algae buildup. Water which has been tainted green by algae can be effectively treated by using products such as AlgaeControl from TetraPond. Normal Aquatics provides ongoing water treatments. We can service and maintain your pond twice weekly, weekly, bi- weekly, or monthly. The Normal Aquatics Pond Maintenance Team is highly trained in performing all necessary tasks when maintaining a pond. Because of our high quality Pond Maintenance, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the view of your beautiful aquatic feature.

Steer clean from overfeeding your fish.
As you are feeding the fish in your pond, it is recommended that the amount of food that you give then should equal the level of food that they are able to consume over a five minute period. Overfeeding fish will lead to excess food that will fall to the bottom of your pond and begin to decompose, which will be a stimulant for algae growth.

From professional pond construction to expert pond repair, Normal Aquatics can design, build and maintain ponds of all sizes and scope for residential and commercial property owners. Contact us today at (203) 292-5922 to schedule a no-cost estimate and consultation!