My friends, Greg and Leah Leffler, have a small fish pond in their yard. A few years back, they were losing fish due to algae build up and too much, or not enough, chemicals. A friend recommended a better way, an ultra violet light system. Greg installed one and within one day, the scum and algae were gone. Hadios. Vamoose. Gone.
Greg says that the ultra violet light will make the water clear almost instantly, but it doesn’t filter the water. One misconception is that a UV system will make a pond sterile. Not true.
Recently, Leah noticed that algae and scum had once again taken over their small pond. What gives, they thought? The light bulb had blown. Greg replaced it and the water cleared again within a day.
UV is a proven and dependable method for controlling algae, bacteria, and protozoa. The ultraviolet lamp emits a germicidal ray, which alters or disrupts the DNA or RNA of single celled organisms. By property implementing an Aqua Ultraviolet system in-line, these organisms can be eradicated effectively without any harmful residuals. The beneficial growth on the bottom and sides of the pond is not disrupted, only the free floating organisms that pass through the UV are eradicated.
There are a number of UV Light Systems for pond use including Pond Master, Fish Mate, Jebao, Total Pond, Aqua, Laguna and others. All use safe and chemically-free methods to keep your backyard pond clear and more enjoyable for humans and fish.