When your water develops problems like algae, weed overgrowth, foul odor, fish kills and murkiness, these aren’t the real problems – they’re the symptoms. The true problem is often an overabundance of nutrients.
Nutrients are released in the water system from the breakdown of organic matter such as aquatic vegetation, grass clippings, fish waste and fertilizer runoff. And these nutrients are the primary food source for algae and weeds. A high nutrient load left unchecked can trigger nasty algae blooms and weed overgrowth, resulting in sluggish, smelly, unattractive water and dying fish.
When you think you have pond problems, think excessive nutrients.