People are drawn to ponds for multiple reasons. Many love the aesthetically pleasing view that natural ponds provide a home. Others particularly enjoy the added benefits that natural ponds provide their animals. Regardless of why someone might have a pond by their home, it is important for everyone to learn and understand why they should keep their pond water as clean as possible.

Given our experience in the pond industry, we at Nashville Pond have come across many instances when a pond could have been maintained if the owners had been equipped with the right tools and properly informed. In this article, we will provide information you need to maintain your pond.

Importance of keeping your water clean

The Basics, Or Pond Science 101

While there’s a lot of science and chemistry that we could get into with regards to pond water, we’ll keep it simple! To ensure that your pond is properly maintained, make sure that there is enough dissolved oxygen going into the water. If your pond water is not properly aerated, your pond may experience sudden pH changes and an increase in algae. For reference, the pH in your pond could range from 1 all the way up to 14. Think of it this way, if the pH in your pond is 1, then it’s as if your fish are swimming in lemon juice; if the pH in your pond is 14, then it’s as if they were swimming in ammonia! So, like with most things, you want your pond water to be right in the middle at a pH of 7, nice pure water. One thing you need to keep in mind is that your pond is an ever-changing ecosystem. This means that there is a variety of factors, such as fish waste, fertilizer and debris that could threaten the health of your pond.

Keeping your Pond Water Clean

The good news is that there are plenty of options out there to help keep your pond water clean. The best way, however, to tackle both algae and any changes in pH, is by introducing dissolved oxygen into your pond. In doing so, you are helping aerate your pond and thus reducing the chances of getting algae and ending up with stagnated water. To do this, you can invest in either a fountain or in an aeration unit. Both are great options whose main function is to provide dissolved oxygen to your pond, thus helping you maintain the pH level balanced and reducing algae, while providing you with an aesthetically pleasing focal point that enhances the beauty of your home.

If you’d like to learn more about how aeration helps your pond, check out our previous blog, or take a look at some of our tips on keeping your pond clean! If you have any questions or concerns about your pond, or how to keep your pond water clean, feel free to contact us, we’re happy to help!

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