Q&A: How do you get rid of pond scum?

| August 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Question by Sgrunner3: How do you get rid of pond scum?
There is a pond behind my house (naturally occuring I’m pretty sure) that has a bunch of algae growing on it, and I don’t know how to get rid of the algae.

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Answer by Andrew G
What happen is that if the water is not flowing its becomes stagnet.

Two ways to fix;
You can either install a pump which produces airflow and circulation into the water and that will help dissolve the algae
In some garden centres I have seen them sell Algae tablets, they slowly release a NON TOXIC chemical that dissolves the algae, they last for quite a while and do not harm marine life, we have them in Australia so they should be in other parts of the world, I hope this helps

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  1. pondlady says:

    Algae is relatively easy to control. Here’s an article I wrote about how to do it:

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