A well-designed pond will keep algae at bay naturally. But not every pond is built ideally. If you find yourself with an overabundance of green water algae, a UV light or clarifier could help eliminate it.
Algae describes a diverse group of organisms that thrive in nutrient-rich environments like a poorly built backyard pond. A well-built pond, like the ones we design at Splash, will prevent algae from making your pond look like pea soup by creating a natural environment where beneficial bacteria can thrive and consume all of the nutrients algae would need to grow. Because of the way we design our ponds here at Splash, we have never in our 30+ year history had to use a UV light in a Splash Ecosystem Pond.
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Not every pond, however, is designed to the standards of a Splash Ecosystem Pond. If your pond has green water and you’re a DIY pond owner or inherited a pond built by someone else, stop by and let us show you our line of UV lights. These lights are designed to kill the types of single-cell algae that flows past the bulb.