Remove pond algae with UV filter system. More good results will occur from this addition to your pond, than any other.
In this video, I’ll show you the difference between using an ultraviolet bulb in a UV filter system compared to no UV light with regards to burning off the string or filamentous algae that you will have growing in your pond.
The filter pads that I will run will certainly help improve it but my ultimate improvement factor will be adding and turning on the UV filter system.
Filter Pad Options
Pond filter pads can be purchased in multiple densities, low, medium and high. The higher the density the tighter the weave in the filter media.
A higher density pad will impede or slow down the amount of water that can flow through the pad. Why is this important to know? You must understand that that your pond pump must be properly matched to the volume of water in your pond. If you pump is under-powered it may have difficulty adequately moving water through the tighter filter weaves.
I’m always amazed by what a difference the UV filter makes. That being said, I also want to let you know that a UV clarifying system will also burn off some natural occurring nutrients that are not bad for your fish. But in my opinion, the trade off of having crystal clear water makes it worth the investment.
The system I use is called the Tetra Pond UV3 filter system, made obviously by Tetra Pond. I picked mine up at my local pond and garden supply store.
You can see the big difference of how clear my pond is from using the UV filter for just 2 weeks.
Let me know what kind of filtering system you’re using on your pond and if you find that it gives you similar results.
Remove pond algae with UV filter system. If you have been hesitating to make this move you’ll be wondering what took you so long.