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Pond Water Clarity & Pond Sludge Reduction | Pond Products

Water clarity can be compromised by excess nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.  This poses threats to organisms in the water like fish, plants, and other aquatic life.  In addition, poor water quality makes it increasingly difficult for treatment plants to meet effluent permits.  Our advanced biological formulations use bio-augmentation, a non-chemical and natural method to reduce organic levels that threaten good water quality.  Our application-specific microbes that are introduced ingest carbon, phosphorous, potassium and nitrogen at an accelerated rate, which limits the organic loading available and improves overall water quality.

Pond Water Clarity & Pond Sludge Reduction

Advanced Biological Pond and Lake Blends for Water Clarity

Our dry bacterial blends are designed to remove organic matter from closed and slow-flow water systems thereby improving the overall health of the aquatic environment.

What can I do to improve the water quality, clarity and overall health for the aquatic environment in my pond or lake?

In order to avoid maintain water quality; prevent sludge and other intruders that pose a threat to aquatic life, it is important to provide the proper environment. We recommend bioaugmentation, a natural and non-chemical method to reduce BOD, COD, TSS and overall organic levels. Here is how it works: the microbes take in the carbon, phosphorous and potassium treatment very quickly. This then limits the organic loading available and improves the water quality.

When should I start a bio-augmentation management program for my pond, lake or lagoon?

Colder Climates: It is ideal to start the treatment prior to the "turnover" process, which takes place in early spring. During the "turnover" process, excess organics secrete into a closed body of water. When treatment starts prior to this process, a high concentration of microbes is added. By starting the treatment process before the “turnover” we can establish a high concentration of microbes throughout the water body. It is ideal for water temperatures to be at least 50 degrees F.

Warmer Climates: During warmer months we recommend a  year round maintenance schedule.

Benefits of microbes in ponds, lakes, fish ponds and other closed water bodies.

Beneficial bacteria or microbes are very important to your water body. This good bacteria ingests the excess nutrients resulting in many benefits, such as:

  • Reduction in sludge
  • Improved water clarity
  • Reduced odors
  • Excess nutrient removal
  • Breaks down fish and other organism waste
How much beneficial bacteria do I need to add to my ponds?

Correct dosing instructions are found on both the product labeling and on our product information sheet. General dosing requirements are noted below:

Typical dosing rates (refer to product documentation for more information):

SHOCK DOSE: Apply at a rate of 6-8 lbs. per acre-foot x 5 doses over a two week period. Apply evenly over affected area by dispersing in several areas of the pond, lagoon, etc. MAINTENANCE DOSE: Apply at a rate of 4 lbs. per acre-foot 1-2 times per week dispersing across the surface area of the pond. PREVENTATIVE DOSAGE: Apply at a rate of 2 lbs. per acre-foot, beginning in the spring throughout the warm months. In warmer climates, you can treat ponds and lagoons year round.

If fertilizer is applied to surrounding areas, double the dosage rate for 2 weeks.

Notes: For colder climates Lagoon and Pond treatment program should begin when the water temperature is above 50 Degrees Fahrenheit. In ponds with heavy weed concentration we recommend (if possible) you rake out as many of these dead weeds as you can. By doing this initially to your pond it will increase your ponds recovery time going forward.