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    How can I remove pond algae?


    Hey. I’ve a garden pond but there’s a few issues. It has stringy algae in it and the water is almost soupy? Despite cleaning the pond regularly, the issues remain. Do you know what might be causing this and how I could fix it? Is it easy/safe to fix DIY or should I hire a professional?

    Asked by Carherine on 16th May 2022
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    Toby Clayton Landscapes

    A black dye can be added to the water that is safe to wildlife. This provides a screen so that the algae/algal blooms cannot survive as they need sunlight. It is not as drastic as it sounds and is far better to look at than the green sludgy water.
    Another alternative is a barley straw, wrapped in a tight bundle, but not as effective as the die, which is available on Amazon."

    Answered on 16th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    J&S freelance

    "I'd say your best choice would be to pull what you can out by hand and buy a pond hoover for such thi gs ans sudge or algea"

    Answered on 16th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report

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