i agree joclyn. i was thinking in general terms.
crystal, i meant floating plants
. water hiacynth, duck weed
, parrot feather (both kinds) such as that. those serve two purposes. one, they take the nutrients in the pond that the algae is using right now, and 2, they shade the pond, starving the algae of sunlight.
i don't use much in my pond by way of chemicals... not really interested in doing that. but i will add water to it and "over fill" and i do use plants
, a lot.
the only thing is that most floaters do not survive your winters very well, so you will need a source to send them to you each year, or over winter them. or purchase them, like bedding annuals.
i'd offer, but right now, my pond has very little and i owe way to many... if i get caught up, i'll let you know!