Salt in winter

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    Eddie h

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    Hey guys quick question. I have around 3000 gallons in a koi pond that was installed before I bought house. I run all winter and I'm in new York. I noticed some guys of what looks like string algae . Called my local pond place and they suggested I add salt which I have never done. Should I do this or ride it out till spring? Any help would be appreciated. Tyia
     
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    Hi Eddie,
    Do not add salt.
    Koi are freshwater fish, salt does them no good unless treating for a parasite or illness. The algae will provide them with food during the winter plus aid in water quality.
    Thank you for posting and asking first.
     
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    I'll second that! So much better than the usual "I did this thing and now disaster and tell me how to fix it please!"
     
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    I always try to research before I do anything lol sometimes too much ... thank you for your input I'll just wait till spring and see what I'm dealing with then try to tackle it then
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Come on line anytime and ask anything. There are a lot of very smart pond keepers on this forum.
     
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    Don't just wait - you have all winter to read up on what to do about algae in your pond! (Spoiler alert: Many times the answer is absolutely nothing!)
     
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