This one comes from the swimming pool industry. If chlorine is good for humans in the local swimming pool industry, then chemicals must be okay for fish and the plants in the pond. The truth though: No. It is not ok. You will risk killing all forms of life in your pond, depending on the chemicals you would use. You could even destroy pumps and pond lights.

Products like algaecide (copper sulfate), dechlorinator (sodium thiosulfate), and fish antibiotics are commonly used as quick-fix solutions to eco-system balance related problems. In the end, your best bet is to attack the root cause of the problem and make sure that you have a naturally balanced pond that allows Mother Nature to take care of all the maintenance issues.

We recommend and use Aquascape pond products, which are natural biological products designed to assist Mother Nature, not kill her.

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