Algae Control

Numerous Algae Solutions Available

One of the primary services we offer here at McCloud Aquatics is algae control in the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois areas. With a broad selection of top of the line, EPA registered algaecide products with environmentally friendly and chemical free algaecide programs our customers have the ability to decide what type of approach they wish to take in maintaining their water body.


Our bi-weekly treatment schedule is optimal as our technicians are able to make their algae applications targeting either filamentous or planktonic algae with enough time built in between visits for the pond to recover post treatment.

My Water Was Treated, but I Still See Algae?

Each body of water behaves differently and therefore reacts to algae treatments somewhat differently. While our applications target and begin to kill algae as soon as they are applied, it generally takes 4-7 days before things really start to clear up. Smaller patches of algae may clear out faster than large mats which cover a significant portion of the water surface, and there are other factors such as weather or biological properties which also affect the decomposition process. You also may see that the algae experienced a color change to yellow or brown relatively quickly but remained on the water surface; No worries, The discoloration is a sign that things are working, and that decomposition is taking place! It is not uncommon for mass algae patches to need two or three treatments to clear up completely, and making lighter but more focused or concentrated treatments focusing on sections is a safer and more healthy practice for the aquatic ecosystem!


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