Water Garden

Water gardens and koi ponds can be much more challenging to manage and control than a larger pond or lake. These small ponds have unique challenges due to the typically high fish density, high nutrient levels from feeding those fish and the relative large impact outside influences such as sun and wind have on the pond. With our guidance, we can reduce these issues using mostly environmentally friendly techniques that create a more balanced pond while reducing nutrients and controlling algae growth.

Here is a link to see the type of kits and equipment that we offer for you to use in your pond whether you prefer to do it yourself or have us do it for you.

Water Garden Maintenance Supplies and Aerators

We treat these ponds the same as the larger lakes and ponds with site visits and pond evaluations before making recommendations. Typically aeration still helps these small ponds with the benefits of oxygenation and water mixing to vent off all the biological activity from the large number of fish contained. Pond bacteria also perform a vital function by digesting excessive nutrients that feed algae growth. The need for chemicals to control unwanted aquatic plant growth is drastically reduced or eliminated with a good pond management plan.

Another very important benefit to using certain pond bacteria products is that the organic muck that accumulates in the bottom of the pond are digested. This is the nasty material that usually needs to be cleaned out by hand once or twice a year. It is labor intensive and not a pleasant activity for the pond owner. Fish are stressed and can be lost during the process adding to the expense and frustration. A good pond management plan minimizes the need for these cleanouts leaving you more time to just enjoy your pond.

Here is an EPA guide on using techniques envolving pond bacteria.

Case Study - Aeration and Pond Bacteria

Case Study - Pond Bacteria Sludge Pellets

The Efficient Pond Management Handbook