Using a fountain in your pond to keep water clear and lively

“Adding a fountain to your outdoor space can be a bit of a double-edged sword. On one hand, the sound of moving water is a soothing addition to any outdoor space. On the other hand, that lovely fountain can quickly turn into a slimy, smelly mess. The growth and accumulation of algae can be aggravating, hindering your enjoyment of the fountain while also potentially clogging the fountain’s filtration system. Regular maintenance of your fountain can help prevent algae growth.”

Have you ever looked at your pond or water feature and noticed that it looks a little… lifeless? You may even notice a foul smell coming from your pond. You are treating for weeds and algae, but you’re wondering if there is something else you can use to keep your pond healthy.

Poor pond health can be caused by decaying leaves, excess nutrients, and lack of movement in the water. Having little movement in your pond can be an issue if you have fish because of the lack of oxygen in still waters. A pond with no movement can become a less-than-ideal environment for fish and a perfect environment for weed and algae growth…

 

Read more: http://blog.lakerestoration.com/post/2017/06/14/Using-a-fountain-in-your-pond-to-keep-water-clear-and-lively