For clarity issues, Rapid Clear, a flocculent that is 100% safe for fish, plants or wildlife, can be used. This product is a fast acting treatment that can solve cloudy water in just a few hours by physically causing the particulates floating in the water to clump together into larger particles that can be filtered out.
There are several other effective products that you can use to help clarify the water. A combination of our Beneficial Bacteria, EcoBlast and SAB is the ultimate way to have perfectly balanced, clear water. The Beneficial Bacteria for Ponds/Dry and SAB both help consume excess nutrients in the water, break down decaying organics and reduce sludge and odor issues. SAB also includes a powerful phosphate binder that locks up this nuisance nutrient. These two products can be used as often as once a week.
Finally there are UV filters. Aquascape offers two types, the Aquascape UltraKlean Pressure Filter with UV or the Aquascape UltraKlear UV Clarifier.
The new Aquascape UltraKlean pressure filter should be placed beside the pond (not inside the pond)! A pump sitting inside the water will push the pond water through the UltraKlean, exposing the water through biological filtration, a high-output UV bulb, and then back into the pond. Using this method, the UlteaKlean will allow you to have clear water and the low maintenance water feature you have always wanted!
The Aquascape UltraKlear® UV Clarifier is ideal for eliminating green water on new or existing ponds up to 5,000 gallons. Learn about the features and benefits from Scott Rhodes, The Product Guy, and what separates Aquascape's UltraKlear® apart from the rest.
There are many other factors that may be the cause to these water clarity issues. Temperature (Has the temperature fluctuated in your area lately?), the location of the pond (direct sunlight/shaded) and the surrounding environment (mulch, trees, plantlife, etc.). If you continue to experience problems with your water, please feel free to call one of your local retailers or contractors.