Can you use vinegar in a reservoir of water to kill algae? I

by Desiree
  4 answers
  • William William on Apr 02, 2017

    What is it you are doing? Vinegar does not kill algae.

  • Desiree Desiree on Apr 03, 2017

    Outdoor fountain that will have water setting in it

  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 05, 2017

    We put bleach down in the well water to kill algae. We use city water in the house and use well water for everything outside. Which really saves on our water bill.

  • KayHomeTalk KayHomeTalk on Apr 25, 2017

    If you use vinegar, you'll have to drain it first. Then, scrub everything with a solution of vinegar & water 1:1.

    Or: "Wrap some barley straw (at ACE Hardware) in netting and weigh it down with a rock. Place it in the back of your fountain under the water. As the barley straw decomposes, it releases an enzyme that can help keep algae from growing. This method is safe for fountains that have fish living in the pond reservoir."