Spring Pond & Nutrients

Spring is coming…and so are the nutrients that create algae in our ponds.

goose wings eAll winter long the pond has been frozen over and covered with snow. No sunlight entering the pond and very cold water temperatures has left the water column in a clear state. Meaning the nutrients and plants that had been in the water column have now died and sunk to the bottom of the pond. Which is just one source of creating muck.

In the video below we show another culprit who adds nutrients to the pond. Yep geese. They may be nice to look at but make your pond water not so nice to look at. fish looking at you

Another source is nature itself. With the snow cover, leaves from last years fall and grass decaying under the snow is another source of nutrients running into the pond. And don’t forget about our fish in the pond, although they have slowed down in winter they add to the nutrient load and muck on the bottom of the pond.

Watch the video, it’s under 5 minutes and feel free to leave a comment or if you have any questions or would like your pond calculated for proper aeration simply click the contact or grab our Consumer Aeration Report, free.

About the Author: Darrell Rhoades is the founder of Whatpond.com. A one man business, works full time in tool & die. It all started when he built his own pond for the family. Ran into pond issues and started the research with pond suppliers and conferences for pond management. He writes about pond building and pond management and sells pond management supplies, aeration & fountains and Practical hands on experiences at Whatpond.com. . No physical store, but has items in stock.

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  • Roger Jones Mar 30, 2011 @ 8:59

    Thanks for the info. like always its helpfull.

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