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#293469 05/26/12 11:21 AM
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My brand-spankin-new 1.5 acre pond is only 3 ft. deep at this time since we have not had any rain to speak of for the past three months. Max depth, some day I hope, will be 18 ft. at the deep end and 9 ft. at the shallow end. The water turned green with some kind of bloom a few weeks ago and now there is a light scum on the surface.

Do you guys think this is anything to worry about? I would really like to avoid chemicals at this early stage but I'm unsure. What do y'all think? Thanks.

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What's the worry? Do you have fish in there yet?

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This Spring has been a bad year for scum on the ponds. Unless it's green (or was green) it's most likely pollen. The ponds up here are covered with it, most are over 50% covered. It's most noticeable on the windward side of the ponds.


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Beings this is a "brand-spanking-new" pond, it is part of the natural processes that a new pond will experience in achieving natural balance.

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OK, thanks for the responses. The water level has been sitting at about 1/4 full for three months now and I guess I'm getting a little anxious. The grandkids have been asking "Is it time to swim yet Grandpa?"


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