Today, my pond looks like this. Thriving water lily plants, growing lotus - hope this is not in trouble with its drying up leaves... reflecting the house in it with the sun shining brightly. The pond seems to have settled down because algae is not floating around but settled to the liner. We see dark water because of the background but the water is pretty clear as you can see the roots and the fish that swims around the bottom. Two days back there were four water lilies - something rare with my pond.