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Thread: Farm Pond Source of Algae?

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    Farm Pond Source of Algae?

    I have a farm pond about 150 feet from my neighbors pond (frogs, turtles, but no farm animals).
    Can this pond be a source for recurring algae, or will maintaining correct FC prevent its growth.

    Also, should I use borates as a preventative?
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Farm Pond Source of Algae?

    Algae is everywhere and gets into the pool constantly, with or without a nearby pond. Maintaining appropriate FC levels will prevent the algae from growing in the pool.

    Borates are optional, not required. Some people like them, some don't bother.
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