Pond Water Quality Testing & Analysis

One of the most important aspects of fish / pond keeping is ensuring that the ponds water is of a high quality and has the correct chemical composition.

A significant proportion of all fish health issues are either directly or indirectly related to unsuitable water quality.

Monitoring a ponds water quality is also important in preventing other undesirable pond issues, such as the occurrence of nuisance algae.

As part of our range of pond fish healthcare services, we provide a comprehensive water quality testing and analysis service. This service involves testing for up to eight different water quality parameters.

These water quality tests include;
  • pH

  • Ammonia (NH3) / Ammonium (NH4)

  • Nitrite (NO2)

  • Nitrate (NO3)
  • Phosphate (PO4)

  • General Hardness (GH)

  • Carbonate Hardness (KH)

  • Oxygen (O2)
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On completion of the above water quality tests, we will identify any results which fall outside of the acceptable range for each parameter. Finally, detailed advice will be provided on how to correct any water quality issues that have been identified.

Solutions to poor water quality vary widely depending on the parameter in question but could include one or more of the following actions:

  • Filtration system replacement / modification / upgrades

  • Changes to the type / quantity of filter media used

  • The addition of nitrifying filter bacteria

  • Reducing the ponds fish stocking density

  • The addition / upgrading of the ponds aeration system

  • Changes to the type of fish feed used

  • Changes to the quantity / frequency of fish feeding

  • The use of natural / chemical treatments to directly adjust the water chemistry

  • The addition of aquatic plants / changes to the type of plants used in the pond

To enquire about our pond water testing service, please complete our contact form.