How To Remove Winter Pond Algae
Winter Pond Algae? It Happens.
Did you know that a short bout of mild temperatures during the winter months can cause a resurgence in algae growth? It’s true. Even a couple days of warmer weather and direct sunlight can turn your quiet pond into a hotbed for aquatic plants and algae. But fear not! We have the solution.
Do nothing—for now.
Yes, you read that right. Instead of reaching for an aquatic algaecide, the best course of action is to wait out the warm spell and let nature run its course. The weather will soon right itself and cool off enough to begin naturally controlling algae growth again. You’ll save some time and money by not treating prematurely.
Tip: We recommend treating pond algae in late spring or early summer when water temperatures are above 40°F and algae is actively absorbing nutrients.
But while you wait for warmer temps to make an appearance, stock up on a container or two of Kleer algae control. Kleer is a 100% chemical-free, all-natural algae treatment that removes planktonic algae from water. This environmentally friendly algae control product is completely safe and non-toxic to humans, animals and fish. It’s the perfect solution for a naturally clear pond! Here’s how it works:
Kleer’s naturally occurring microbes consume the nutrients that algae also consume. These non-chemical, living organisms out-compete algae for their food source, starving the algae. It removes excess nutrients from the water column, increases water clarity and improves oxygen production from native plants. Kleer’s bacteria and enzymes rapidly biodegrade sludge and decrease suspended particulate matter and solids. When used properly, it even helps control odor.
Patience is a virtue after all, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also be prepared in the meantime.