Pond Maintenance & Algae Control
We Service All Types Of Water Features
Big Rock Ponds is dedicated to providing our Gadsden, Guntersville, Rainbow City and Etowah County, Alabama (AL) area customers, with the most comprehensive and logical pond maintenance services programs available. From pond cleaning, to small or large pond repairs, we have you covered. This dedication to the service end of our business, enables us to make educated improvements on our uses of the Aquascape product line we use, as well as, pond installation and maintenance techniques, thus allowing us to offer the most comprehensive and highest quality pond maintenance services that you will find in our area. Simply put, we love ponds and waterfalls, and enjoy the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise with you so that you may enjoy your water gardening lifestyle. We recommend you research the maintenance plan any company is proposing to you and ask for references the same as you would for the initial installation.
Pond Algae & Water Clarity Issues
Are you struggling keeping string algae under control in your pond, or worse yet, cannot seem to get your pond water clear and healthy? Whether you have a large pond or small backyard fish pond...First things first... we suggest a Pond Profile as your first step. Maybe you are a very busy individual who travels often in your profession, or simply want your water feature professionally maintained, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy your pond, fish and waterfalls. We often compare our pond maintenance services to having your lawn professionally maintained.
Pond Algae, "The Good, Bad, & The Ugly "
While pond "string algae" is the sign of a healthy ecosystem, pond algae grows primarily when the pond's natural balance is out of whack. Pond string algae control traditionally involves chemicals and algaecides, added to control natural pond algae. While this method of controlling algae is a solution & works well, missing one treatment or dosage can throw your pond balance off, and it may take several days and dosages to get back under control.
Pond String Algae
Professional Pond String Algae Control Services & Green Pond Water Solutions
Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama ( AL ) Serving Guntersville & Rainbow City Areas
One Of The Most Common Algae Problems
Are String Algae Issues
Pond Algae is among the most common problems Gadsden, Guntersville, Rainbow City and Etowah County, Alabama (AL) area pond owners have in their ponds. Understanding the basic principles of pond algae types will save you time, money, and headaches in your water gardening adventures … If you can’t figure out any solutions, we, at Big Rock Ponds, are contractors that can provide you with pond algae solutions, that service the Alabama (AL) area.
The 6 Most Common Issues We Come Across When Servicing Pond Algae
- Improper/Not Enough Filtration
- Too Many Fish or Overfeeding
- Lack Of Routine Maintenance
- Non Regimented Water Treatments
- Insufficient Water Circulation
- Excess Rainwater Nitrogen
Most Common Pond Algae Issues
1. Improper/Not Enough Filtration
Contrary to poular belief, a pump sitting at the bottom of your pond is not an actual working filter. Most pieced together ponds have a mix match of products, in hopes of proper filtration. There are many systems that work really well, but they all take a pre-set amount of routine maintenance.
2. Too Many Fish or Over Feeding
Ponds that are overstocked with too many fish certainly promote pond algae. It is so tempting to buy and buy, forgetting that the koi we buy are babies. As they grow, we have an even more acute lack of space, and process ever growing waste. Imagine a 4 inch baby has grown to 1 foot, 3 times the size in a few months! The end result is increasing nitrogen levels, which in turn becomes nutrients for algae blooms.
3. Lack Of Routine Maintenance
Unfortunately with pond filtration systems that look like this, regular back-washing and refilling expelled water can put a strain on your free time, and make it easy to neglect, causing a backup of alternate issues that compound themselves in multiples. You see green water, we see crashed ecosystems.
4. Non Regimented Water Treatment Applications
The improper usage, or complete lack of natural water treatments, promotes pond algae. A pond is only as healthy as the water in it. Aquascape Inc carries a full selection of pond water treatments, necessary to create a balanced, healthy, and happy pond. Treating pond algae with pond chemicals is not a long term solution to this problem. It’s a quick fix that puts additional stress and load on your pond. So take care and read all directions before just dumping into your pond.
5. Improper Pond Circulation
Poor pond circulation occurs usually when encountered with the cost of replacing a burnt out pond pump. Most often people opt for a smaller pump to save money, but ultimately cause major circulation issues, which they then battle with endless additives and mixtures trying to solve a problem caused by less circulation.
6. Excess Rainwater Nitrogen
We have noticed over the years that we receive many phone calls about algae blooms after long heavy rainy periods, here in Gadsden, Guntersville, Rainbow City, Etowah County, Alabama & surrounding areas. The rainwater is full of nitrogen which is ultimately a fertilizer that algae can feed on. Having poor filtration, or low circulation will enhance the algae blooms based on how much rain the pond has collected.