How to Control Pond Algae

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Environmental company releases information on controlling algae in ponds

This time of year, most of our business comes from customers looking for a solution to an algae problem in their pond. Most people have fish or use their pond for recreation and are really trying to avoid chemicals. It is for those people that this article was written

Natural Environmental Systems has published an authoritative in-depth article on controlling pond algae on its website http://www.naturalenviro.com.

The article discusses the common types of algae pond owners encounter along with methods to controlling it including the controversial use of algaecides, which the article notes is simply a "short-term" solution. The bulk of the article, however, focuses on the more natural, long-term approach.

"This time of year, most of our business comes from customers looking for a solution to an algae problem in their pond. Most people have fish or use their pond for recreation and are really trying to avoid chemicals. It is for those people that this article was written," states Casey Coke, Natural Environmental Systems. "We feel like the best customer is an informed customer and there is a lot to know to successfully control algae in ponds."

The article notes that for long term algae control, three things must be achieved. The nutrient load of the pond must be reduced and controlled, the water should receive some sort of shade to protect the water from sunlight penetration and the pond should be well oxygenated to prevent stagnation and to fuel beneficial aerobic bacteria.

The full length article is titled Algae Control 101 and can be found in the Articles section of the website and linked to from many of the product pages.

About Natural Environmental Systems, LLC
Natural Environmental Systems is a worldwide supplier of biological products, including Pond Keeper brand pond supplies. The product line consists of multiple pond bacteria products, water conditioners, water clarifiers, pond and lake dyes, phosphate control, barley straw extract, stone and waterfall cleaner and even polished pond stones. The company is also an authorized distributor of GreenClean and GreenClean Pro algaecides, which are fish-safe, non copper-based algae killers.

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