Hi - I am wondering if anyone can provide me some feedback with my pond. I recently bought a property that has a pond and during the Spring the water was clear. Come summer it started to form a little algae so I decided to treat it.
Rather than use Copper Sulfate and other related type treatments I decided to try a natural route. I ended up going with Natures Pond Conditioner as well as adding an aeration system.
Here's the conditioner I used:https://www.koenderswatersolutions.com/store/naturespondconditioner.html
After adding both the water has become very cloudy. I performed the jar test to see if it's due to the aeration but the jar remains cloudy after a day.
A day or two after adding the pond conditioner the pond because cloudy and lots of debris came to the top. It looked a lot like brewing beer, that stage after you pitch the yeast.
My guess is the enzymes are doing their work but I'm not 100% sure yet. I'm curious if anyone else has had something like this happen.
Here is some basic data w/ photos:
Pond Size: 1/4 Acre
Avg Depth: 7'
Amount of Pond Conditioner: 1 Gal (1/2 Gal one week, 1/2 Gal a week later)
Time since adding treatment: 2 weeks
Aeration: 4.2 cfm via bubbler at a depth of around 10' in the middle
Thanks for any help!!!