Floating pond plants will help clear your murky water. They continuously absorb nitrates and phosphates in the water which are the leading nutrients that promote algae growth. The roots on floating plants also make great spawning media for both fish and frogs. Containing these pond plants can be a task, we have come up with a simple solution to quarantine them. Simply tie fishing line to a piece of edge rock, or something sturdy, and tie the end to something likewise. This method is an easy solution to quarantining these pond plants to an upper pond, or away from the skimmer box.
Please note that these pond plants are strongly affected by your pond's pH level. In most cases if your PH level is high (typically a pH of 9 or higher) then the growth will be stunned, resulting in wilting, and eventually leading to death.