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Jun 22, 2015 5:13 PM CST
|I found the best thing to clean the string algae out of my backyard pond--a shrub rake from WM. It has an 8" plastic head on a 4' wooden pole and cost $5.94. The plastic head can be scraped along the pond sides or used as a skimmer on the pond surface, then a brisk shake dislodges the collected algae into a bucket for the trash or compost pile. The head is soft and flexible so won't damage the rubber liner or the pond plants. |
If your pond is larger than 8' across, you could attach the head to a longer pole.
Jun 25, 2015 7:53 PM CST
|I have also tried soft rakes. They do well. But when the water is warm, I kind of like wading in it to get the algae further out. My back won't take the bending over and over. And I can get up close and personal with my fish. Silly things.|