What Is Pond Algae, And Is It Bad For My Pond?

Algae is a term used for a diverse group of organisms similar to plants. These organisms exist largely in ponds but are found in other water bodies as well. Algae help maintain ecological balance in the water bodies.

Summer is the peak season for the growth of Algae. July and August are the months when pond algae are on full-bloom. Similar to plants, algae also grow under the sunlight. These organisms combine carbon dioxide and water to form sugar for growth and energy.

Not sure what type of Algae you’re dealing with? Check out the most common types of pond algae we run into when managing our clienteles water features.

When Can Algae Be An Issue?

Algae are oxygen producers; however, in the absence of sunlight, algae respire at a high rate. During the respiration process, algae use sugar and oxygen, thereby releasing carbon dioxide. As a result, the oxygen level depletes in the pond or lake.

Since the shallow ponds have direct exposure of sunlight, they serve as a breeding ground for different algae. Also, shallow water is warmer, so they encourage the growth of pond algae.

Not only this aquatic vegetation is unsightly, but it also affects the quality of the aquatic ecosystem. The HABs (Harmful Algal blooms) deplete oxygen in the water and are life-threatening for the gill-breathing organisms.

Cyanobacteria Management company | Lake Management Inc.

Recent Posts

follow us

Share now


Contact us

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
What's your reason for contacting us?

Similar posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *