How to Keep Pool Water Always Clear?
This condition can be prevented if you can maximize the performance of the koi pond filtration system. The non-optimal system filter function results in an imbalance in the water ecosystem. Also, the chamber statement on the biological filter can disrupt the ecosystem and turn water green. However, this does not last long and will soon return to normal when the biological filter returns to function. Some types of ponds are quite immune to this green water problem. Even though it only uses a standard Koi pond filtration system, the water is still clear. One of them occurs in indoor pools because the air temperature in this pool tends to below. To minimize the growth of Phytoplankton in pool water. Some sources also mention that some biological filtration systems contain natural bacteria that serve dead microorganisms. This bacterial property can form by itself when it eats dead algae. These bacteria can produce antibiotics that kill algae and prevent them from growing back.
One of the most noticeable effects is the reduced visibility in the air. This is not only detrimental to Koi fish but also can make it difficult for you to see the physical health development of Koi. Also, green pond water will reduce the beauty of the Koi pond itself. Another impact you need to watch out for is at night. Phytoplankton will usually start consuming oxygen at night and produce CO2 in the process of the respiratory system. As a result, the oxygen content in the pond will quickly decrease, and it can indirectly inhibit the growth of Koi fish and bacteria both in the biological filter system. Apart from being detrimental, it turns out that this green water also has advantages for Koi. In addition to Phytoplankton, green water usually also contains Chlorella, Cloterium, and Spirulina. High Chlorelia content usually also contains Zooplankton and Daphnia which can be a natural food for Koi. While the content of Spirulina can improve health and improve the color quality of fish.