Hey guys, So my parents just moved into a new house in California, and the house came with a little pond that they are now trying to learn about taking care of. I honestly don't know how many gallons it is because I have yet to visit them (and probably won't get the chance for another month or two) but I will try to ask my mom if she could take a few pictures for me to share. There are apparently 3 little goldfish in the pond (although apparently they're pretty shy). So I've already been named the official Pond Supervisor, despite living across the country, because I have 2 fancy goldfish. I've already given them lots of advice on filtration (the pond already came with a filter) and water changes, but until I actually see the pond, I'm not going to be able to give a full report. The main issue for them right now, though, is that they seem to be having an algae bloom of some kind. I suggested adding a partial shade screen, because I know algae like a lot of light, but what else could I suggest to them? I don't want to add any more bioload to the pond until I see it, but I've heard chemical algae-fighters are generally useless. The previous home-owners left them a bottle of "TotalPond Sludge Remover", but I'm not sure how effective that would be (it looks to be a beneficial bacteria additive of some sort, so I don't think it would help against algae). If any of you pond-afficianados could help me find a solution for this inherited pond problem, I'd really appreciate the help!