WATER Treatment for Phoenix Ponds
IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE PUTTING IN YOUR POND, OR HOW MUCH YOU'RE USING, STOP IT!
STOP IT NOW.
AND READ ON...
Doing nothing is the only way to ensure that you don't mess up.
Please understand that a living ecosystem water garden is NOT a spa. The rocks are SUPPOSED TO HAVE a green fuzz on them -- we call it the pond patina. This is part of your "filtration" system that helps keep your water gin-clear. However, from time to time, the water quality suffers for a variety of reasons (dust storms, cold water issues in Winter, etc.), and you might need to add a little something extra to get it back on track. Or the algae, being the first weed in the garden, starts getting too unsightly for your preference.
DO NOT add anything that contains the suffix "cide" in its name or description. This designates it as poison, no matter what the rest of the label says. You do not want a chemically-dependent water feature.
Here are some recommendations for treating water quality issues in living, ecosystem water features:
To determine how many gallons are in My pond?
use the following formula:
Length x Width x Average Depth x 7.48
Other Water Treatment Issues
For other water quality issues, check with our Troubleshooting Guide. We also have written about various issues in our Blog.
For Water Treatment Products & Parts:
In Phoenix, many of the Ewing Irrigation stores carry these products on their shelves. In particular, the store located at 21401 N 21st Ave, Phoenix, AZ, carries the products. Their hours fluctuate by time of year, and they can be contacted at (623) 582-5083.