The remnants of the algae then clump together and are easily taken out by your filter. You can have a filter without a UV but don’t expect to have clear water. However you must not use a UV without a filter as the dead algae will have nowhere to go and will just rot in your pond creating more problems.
Is UV light good for ponds?
UV lights work when water from your pond is pumped through their light path. The single-celled, free-flowing algae within your pond water is then exposed to these high levels of ultraviolet light. This light destroys their DNA and kills them.
Does UV light keep pond clear?
Pond UV lights can be used to keep ponds clear of algae, but they aren’t the best tool out there. These lights only work on certain types of algae and they only clear the algae. You can find much better pond equipment than UV lights for keeping your pond clear and healthy, like the Ion-Gen.
When should you turn on UV in a pond?
Not all ponds require UV clarifiers, but they can help clear and prevent green water better than any other product on the market. If you have a pond with less than 50% shade and find yourself constantly fighting green water then we highly recommend adding UV.
How long does a UV light take to clear pond?
How long will it take to clear the pond? Once fully mature, you should notice a difference within one week of turning the U.V.C. on and full clarity should be achieved in two weeks.
Where do you put UV light in a pond?
When it comes to installation, place the UV clarifier where it won’t be flooded. It is waterproof, but should never be submerged in water. We suggest mounting it onto a dry flat surface, like the lid of the canister pond filter. And always connect the UV unit to a GFI outlet or circuit to protect against shock.
Does UV light stop algae?
By showering algae with ultraviolet rays, a UV sterilizer kills algae the same way it kills other microorganisms. Radiation prevents it from reproducing. Because algae contribute so much to the turbidity of your water, killing free-floating algae dramatically improves your tank’s clarity.
Can you have too much UV in a pond?
You can’t have too much UV in a pond because the UV device only affects algae cells that go through the unit. So plants and anything else not suspended in the water are not harmed. However, it’s possible to have a device that’s too small for the job but you can’t have too much UV.
How long do pond UV bulbs last?
In general, ultraviolet pond lights should last for a year to a year-and-a-half. Many pond owners will replace the bulb once a year, usually in the spring when it is getting warm enough to clean the pond thoroughly.