Factors like light, temperature, mixing, and nutrients/nutrient ratios can all impact the types of algae you have and the densities they can achieve. In today’s episode, we’ll look at a broad overview of algal types in water bodies and what may impact their presence and dominance at different times of year.


Many factors help algae grow in ponds. A growth of nutrients from nearby waterfowl, fertilized fields, septic systems, and stormwater all cause a surplus of nutrients in your pond. These nutrients make your pond a breeding ground for algae. To get rid of pond algae, you need to get rid of the excess phosphorous and other nutrients from your pond.

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Algae before and after SeClear treatment.