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Question and Answers: Eco-friendly and Safe Products to Use in Your Pond

Question and Answers: Eco-friendly and Safe Products to Use in Your Pond

Many pond owners use their ponds for more than just aesthetic pleasure. Some have an array of fish, while others use it for leisure such as swimming. Using products that are both safe for the environment and for your pond activities is important to both your pond’s health and yours. My family goes swimming in our pond often during the summer months. This past summer I noticed a cloudy coloration forming, and I do not want this to occur again. Are there any products to eliminate pond discoloration without interfering with my children’s swimming habits? Discoloration and cloudiness can occur in ponds for numerous reasons. A lack of aeration can cause low levels of oxygen which then causes an increase in certain bacteria or algae. There also circumstances that cause this cloudiness which pond owners can not control. Safe, eco-friendly products that will eliminate this cloudiness and allow your children to swim all summer long are pond dyes. These dyes can eliminate cloudiness and also can help with weed control. The dyes found at Living Water Aeration are made from food-grade ingredients, so they are completely safe for leisure activities such as swimming. I prefer using natural remedies to control the algae in my pond, but some of them are becoming too time-consuming. Are there quicker ways to eliminate algae without causing harm to my pond and fish? Algae can be a very time consuming weed to control in ponds. If your animal and/or plant life are not controlling the problem efficiently, there is another option that is safe and all natural. GreenClean from Living Water Aeration is a product that kills algae in 24 to 48 hours. This definitely eliminates the time consumption problem. Furthermore, the product is completely organic. It is certified with the Organic Materials Review Institute and has absolutely no harm on the environment or fish when correctly administered. I don’t typically believe in using herbicides to eliminate weeds, but I am having horrific problems controlling weeds around my pond this spring. Are there any herbicides that won’t drastically or negatively affect the environment? It is admirable that you are concerned with the environment. Many herbicides can be dangerous for not only the environment, but also for ecosystems within your pond. Choosing the right herbicide to attack a wretched weed problem doesn’t have to be difficult. Living Water Aeration provides many environmentally safe products that will work quickly and efficiently to eliminate weeds in your pond. They offer products such as Shore-Klear Emergent Weed Control. This eco-friendly pond weed killer takes care of weeds that grow out of the water such as cattails. This product, when used properly, causes absolutely no harmful effects on the environment. Are there ways to naturally eliminate large predators from destroying my water garden? I don’t want to spray anything on my flowers, but I want raccoons and rabbits to stay clear of my water garden. There are definitely pest deterrents that are natural and don’t involve spraying pesticides. Keeping your flowers intact is an important aspect of maintaining a water garden. Living Water Aeration provides a variety of pest deterrents such as an ultrasonic pest repellent device and statues that can be aesthetically pleasing and eliminate unwanted animals from ruining your plants. The Ultrasonic Pest Repeller works under any weather conditions and signals a high pitch sound wave to unwanted animal visitors. There is also a gator guard available that when moved regularly can eradicate raccoons from visiting your water garden. Is there a way to get rid of mosquito populations without spraying my pond and yard with toxic chemicals? Mosquitoes are one of nature’s worst summer pests. The most convenient and conducive way to eliminate mosquitoes in and around your pond is to add specific species of fish to your pond. Species that feed on mosquito larvae include mosquito, koi and goldfish. Depending on your area’s mosquito population, you may need to add an abundant amount of fish to your pond. It is also important to research fish species intermingling in your pond, because you do not want to have them feeding off of each other.