There are several things you’ll need to take care of as part of routine maintenance for your algae pond. To start with, pond cleaning is something that will need to be handled at the end of each growing cycle. This is where flexible liners like AquaArmor come in particularly handy. When you’re cleaning a natural lined pond, it is impossible to differentiate between accumulated muck from the pond’s use and the soil beneath. What’s more, as you’re digging out built up muck, you’re almost guaranteed to damage the clay liner beneath. With a flexible liner, you can scoop and vacuum debris out easily without damaging the liner.
Another maintenance necessity will be preventing the growth of unwanted algae and organisms. Here again, a flexible liner or even a concrete liner makes this easier because you’ll have a solid surface that can be cleaned, whereas muddy bottoms give competing algae colonies a place to thrive. You’ll also need to carefully control water loss and entry, especially when trying to maintain a certain level of pH or salinity that is required for a specific type of algae. Natural ponds have a lot of water loss through seepage, and concrete liners can reduce that, but water will still seep out through micro cracks. Flexible liners are your best bet to reduce water loss through seepage.