There are so many water treatments on the market today, and everyone seems to recommend something different.  So, what do you truly need to keep your pond clean and clear?

There are 3 areas to keep clean in your pond:

  1. Water column: Keep the water column clean so that the water is clear.
  2. Pond bottom: Keep the pond bottom clean to avoid muck.
  3. Rocks: Keep the rocks clean of organic debris so they don’t get slimy and gross.
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4 Easy Water Treatments for a Clean Pond & Water Garden

Pond Cleaner

Pond Cleaner is a 100% natural bacteria containing barley that will keep the water column clear.  Clearwater is good.  Pond Cleaner should be added weekly in conjunction with Muck Buster whenever the water temperatures are above 50 degrees.

Muck Buster

Muck Buster is also 100% natural and will help consume the muck on the bottom so that it stays nice and clean.  Again, add with Pond Cleaner when the water temp is above 50 degrees.

Aquafix

AquaFix is available in a dry powder and in a liquid.  It eliminates organic debris from the rocks.  Use the liquid as a broad spectrum/treatment approach.  Use the dry powder as a “spot treatment” to remove debris.  This product should be used every 3 days until you get the results you desire – typically about 3 to 4 treatments.  After that, you don’t have to use it until a problem reappears and typically it will only take one treatment at that point to remedy the problem.

Purify

Purify should be added whenever you add new water to the pond.  It will remove the harmful chlorine and chloramines which are toxic to your fish and also to your plants.

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