13 Best Water Garden & Pond Treatment

List Updated April 2020

Bestselling Water Garden & Pond Treatment in 2020


EasyCare FounTec Algaecide and Clarifier, 8 oz. Bottle

EasyCare FounTec Algaecide and Clarifier, 8 oz. Bottle
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Algaecide clears pond and fountain water
  • Safe for plants, birds, and wildlife
  • NOT safe for fish
  • Use in water features, indoors or out
  • Keep water free of mosquitos

Laguna Prep Pond Water Treatment, 67.5 Ounce

Laguna Prep Pond Water Treatment, 67.5 Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Makes tap or well water safe for fish
  • Eliminates chlorine and chloramine
  • Coats and protects fish fins and scales
  • Treats 10,566 gallons of pond water

TetraPond Water Clarifier Treatment, Clears Cloudy/Discolored Water

TetraPond Water Clarifier Treatment, Clears Cloudy/Discolored Water
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Clears cloudy and discolored pond water
  • Clumps contaminants so they can be removed by filtration
  • Safe for fish and plants when used as directed
  • Treats 2,500 gallons

Mars Fishcare North America API Pond Algaefix 32 fl. OZ (946mL)

Mars Fishcare North America API Pond Algaefix 32 fl. OZ (946mL)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Atlantic Water Gardens Beneficial Bacteria Pond & Water Treatment - All Season Liquid Bacteria - 32oz.

Atlantic Water Gardens Beneficial Bacteria Pond & Water Treatment - All Season Liquid Bacteria - 32oz.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Regular applications maintain a healthy, balanced ecosystem
  • Use weekly to keep water clean and clear
  • Naturally removes organic debris, ammonia and nitrates

TotalPond Pond Blue, 8-Ounce

TotalPond Pond Blue, 8-Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Creates beautiful blue water, hides fish from predators and shades water from harmful UV rays
  • Use as needed
  • Ingredients: Deionized water, sodium thiosulfate, polymers, and stabilizers

EasyCare 2 PACK FounTec Algaecide and Clarifier - 8 oz, Yellow

EasyCare 2 PACK FounTec Algaecide and Clarifier - 8 oz, Yellow
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Algaecide clears pond and fountain water
  • Safe for plants, birds, and wildlife
  • NOT safe for fish
  • Treats Over 2400 Gallons
  • Keeps water crystal Clear

API POND ACCU-CLEAR Pond Water Clarifier 16-Ounce Bottle

API POND ACCU-CLEAR Pond Water Clarifier 16-Ounce Bottle
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Pond clarifier
  • Fast-acting formula
  • Helps maintain clear water

CrystalClear Algae D-Solv 8 oz

CrystalClear Algae D-Solv 8 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Fast-Acting EPA Registed 5.4% Algaecide
  • Great for Water Garden Ponds, Waterfalls & Fountains
  • 8 Oz Bottle Treats Up To 2,880 Gallons
  • No More Green Water
  • Stops Algae Growth, Works on String Algae

Summit 130 Clear-water Barley Straw Bales, 2-Pack

Summit 130 Clear-water Barley Straw Bales, 2-Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • The original and best selling barley straw pond treatment from summit
  • Keep your pond water clean and clear year-round
  • Clear your pond, fountain and fish tank naturally
  • Acts as a natural filter to keep your pond clean and clear
  • Each bale treats 1000 gallons
  • 2 bales per package

Atlantic Water Gardens Pond & Water Flocculent Treatment, 32-Ounce

Atlantic Water Gardens Pond & Water Flocculent Treatment, 32-Ounce
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Flocculent clears pond water fast
  • Use to clear water after heavy rains or prolonged heat spells
  • Clumps particles in the water column

TetraPond Sludge Reducer With Clear-Zyme Technology

TetraPond Sludge Reducer With Clear-Zyme Technology
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Keeps pond water clean and clear
  • Bio-active cleaning block for pond maintenance
  • Beneficial bacteria and enzymes maintain pond's biological balance
  • Each block treats 250 gallons, 4 blocks

GreenClean Tablets - 3 lbs - Algae Preventative. Koi Pond, Fountain, Water Gardens, Water Features. EPA Registered. Safe for Fish, Plants, Pets and Wildlife.

GreenClean Tablets - 3 lbs -  Algae Preventative.  Koi Pond, Fountain, Water Gardens, Water Features. EPA Registered. Safe for Fish, Plants, Pets and Wildlife.
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Safe for Fish, Birds, Pets and Aquatic Plants. When Used As Directed.
  • Perfect for use water gardens, ornamental ponds, fountains, irrigation ponds and other water features
  • Each 3lb container treats up to 6,800 gallons
  • Chlorine, copper and phosphate-free
  • EPA approved

How to Build a Garden Pond on a Budget

Step By Step Guide To Build a Garden Pond With Very Little Money.

Step Two: Mark off you garden and pond area. Lay black garden liner to kill the grass and weeds that might be growing there. Black yard trash bags will also work for this.

Step Three: List the materials you will need. Example: dirt, rocks, bricks, stones, pebbles, colored rocks, pond liner, formed ponds, shovel, pick axe, wheel barrel, air pump, Filter system, decor, garden liner, plants, stepping stones, border material, walkway material, ect.

Step Four: Begin collecting materials. You can talk to construction sites about removing extra dirt they have piled up. Some will let you have it instead of moving it themselves. List some items you need on Craigslist. Many people redesign there gardens every few years and will let you come get material and/or plants they no longer need, saving them the cost of removing it. Older Relatives usually have nice gardens and thin them out in the fall and you can get plants from them if your willing to help thin. (Be sure to replant them in indoor pots for the winter if needed, Some Plants can be planted in the fall to come up in the spring.) You can watch fall garden sales and get many items for pennies on the dollar.

Step Five: In early spring, remove the black liner and begin digging out the pond area.

Step Six: Cover pond and garden area completely with black liner.

Step Seven: Place your pond liner or formed pond into place to make sure the hole is correct. (I used an old indoor round garden bathtub I was able to get at a garage sale.) Make sure you have dug trenches for any underground lines in your design and that they fit in place. (I buried my electrical cords to the pump)

Step Eight: Once you know all you equipment will fit correctly its time to start installing it. Run your cords, and lines, place your pond and fill in the places needed around the pond and over the lines.

Step Nine: Water the dirt and use a flatting tool to pack the dirt in around your pond. (I used a small log to pack the dirt) Repeat this until you are sure your pond is permanently placed.

Step Ten: Build up the garden areas that need it with fresh good dark garden dirt with no grass seed in it or you will be pulling grass more then enjoying your garden pond (build up depths depends on your design and lands slope.) (Be sure to do this before putting anything in the pond in case you drop dirt in it.)
Note: If you need the garden border to hold in built up dirt now is the time to border your garden. However, if you do not need the border to function as a wall, it is easier to do the work without the border in the way and it can be done at the end.

Step Eleven: Add rocks or stones, around your pond edge and Rock formation is your design has one. Add pump, filter system decor, plants, and the material you have picked for the bottom of the pond. When this is done and the pond design is finished, add water slowly so not to cause any small rocks or item in the bottom to be moved by the water force. Check for leaks, fix any you find, repeat any necessary steps. Add any chemicals you have chose to use to water to get it ready for fish. (I recommend you let the pond run for at least 2 weeks before trying to add fish allowing the water to build some alga the fish will need.)

Step Twelve: Once pond is finished (and your waiting for the 2 weeks before adding the fish) Start Placing the plants and garden decor.

Note: if you did not need to do so earlier, border your garden after placing plants. Then place any rocks if your garden floor calls for them. ( I only placed a few rocks to help keep the dirt from washing away in areas between plants that will grow in the coming years and fill in bare spots).

Step Thirteen: Add walkway around or beside garden pond area depending on your design.

Step Fourteen: Add fish when its time and enjoy!!!

My Pond Cost me a total of $50 and 20 hours digging and pulling and hauling (those hours were not time spent building my garden pond). I bought only used items and worked in other people's gardens for plants and décor and material they were changing.

Once I collected all my materials and had my design ready, I was able to build my garden pond in one day. (With the help of my teenage sons.)

Source: Personal Experience

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