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#38803 - 04/18/07 12:34 PM Iron (rusty, orange) pond water...
wht89lx Offline

Registered: 03/23/03
Posts: 10
Loc: Wisconsin
We have a pond approx 70ft x 30ft approx 6-8ft deep... pond was dug late 60's and we had it dredged about a year ago... Bottom is sand, gravel and muck. This year with all the rain and snow melt the water is orange... almost a bright orange... as I have very very rusty ground/well water and I'm sure the rusty ground water is leaching into the pond, I was wondering if Aluminum sulfate would help remove the suspended iron and other particals. I have changed out the aerator to a course bubble to increase water movement and drawn down the water level. Any thoughts?


#38804 - 04/18/07 02:39 PM Re: Iron (rusty, orange) pond water...
Theo Gallus Offline

Registered: 05/14/04
Posts: 12411
Loc: Central Ohio
Three threads with some info on rusty water:

IRON in the pond water,

High Iron, Low pH in well water, and

Iron Colored Water.

I can't remember anything on Alum removing iron (specifically) in water, but you could try a small amount in a bucket of the water to see if that helped any.
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