1. Is the daily cycle of cloudiness and water color consistent throughout the entire 2 mile loop of water at each time of day?
2. How many deep sections are there that are 6ft deep or greater in the 2 mile loop?.
3. Approximate width of the sections that are 6ft or more deep. Or it is best to provide an aerial view of the 2 mile loop.
4. Vegetation specie or genus that floated should be identified.
5. How much of each type or species of vegetation should be mapped for the 2 mile loop to determine what species are present. Is it a mono-species or a diversity of vegetation in the loop?
6. How old is the pond?
7. Is the cloudiness a new occurrence or has it been common in prior years? Is cloudiness seasonal?
8. What has changed to cause vegetation to increase or decrease?.
9. What type of aeration was installed and at what locations and depth in the 2 mile loop?
10. Does the water flow or is it pushed / circulated through the loop?
11. Ideally I would like to see a secchi disk measurement and time of day measured of when it is 'clear', green, and brown 'cloudy'. See link for Secchi disk:https://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=92624#Post92624
12. To best determine the factors creating the cloudiness one should quantitatively analyse the phytoplankton and amount of suspended detritus in the water collected as morning clear, noon green, and afternoon brown water when each secchi disk measurement was taken. If the water circulates in the loop the water clarity can be measured and water collected in just one deep section. If the color varies throughout the loop then more phytoplankton samples would be needed. This information will help a lot to know the cause of cloudiness. Fixing the cloudiness problem could be another more difficult problem to solve.