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Hi. I have foam gathering on surface of my pond. Is this a sign of something wrong with water quality.
 
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Hi. No rain here for weeks. I have small waterfall the foam gathers there but has spread across the entire surface area.
 

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an abundance of organics/proteins which easily could include what the fish are doing when your'e not looking...!
 
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As stated it is usually an abundance of nutrients / things that died and or are dissolving
 
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In aquariums, they have protein skimmers that foam to remove proteins from the water. Could it be the water fall is acting as a makeshift skimmer?
 
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Hi. I have foam gathering on surface of my pond. Is this a sign of something wrong with water quality.
Hi. The type of foam you described equals soap suds! This is from organic material in your pond. Try scooping out with a net anything on the bottom and do some water changes. If your pond is near big trees you might want to cover it with a net in the fall. I get a different type of foam in my pond this time of the year when my goldfish start to get sexually active!
 

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