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Pond Dye 101

  • March 29, 2023

While utilizing a pond colorant or pond dye to control the algae growth levels in your pond, you really must use sufficient dye to block the light that the algae needs for photosynthesis. Algae growth is very much like other plants in that it relies upon photosynthesis for growth. Assuming you remove the light, algae cannot continue to develop. As you most likely are aware, every pond is unique, and there is no one answer for how much dye you should place in your pond, yet we have a couple of tips to assist you with sorting out the perfect amount.

How to determine how much pond dye you need

The most crucial phase in sorting out how much dye to utilize is to figure out how much water you have in your pond. To do this, you want to know your pond’s typical depth and area it covers. Knowing how large your pond is and its average depth will tell you the number of acre-feet your pond is. From here, you can begin to have a superior comprehension of how much pond dye to add. For instance, our All Natural Deep Blue Pond Dye is intended to cover 4-6 acre-feet water per bottle. Of course, your pond could require more than this on the off chance that it is your most memorable time involving a dye in your pond.

Can you eyeball it?

One more method for seeing whether you are utilizing sufficient pond dye is, if you have a pond of 18-24”, it to look. To stop the development of algae growth, you would rather not see the lower part of your pond at a depth of 18-24″. If you can see the bottom, we recommend adding a limited quantity of pond dye over time. You can add more dye to assist with keeping the daylight off the bottom of the pond if you need it.

We suggest keeping a pond dye in your pond all year because if your pond freezes over, algae can become a bigger problem. Algae growth can keep developing under frozen ponds. Keeping pond dye in your pond can assist you with forestalling algae growth and development throughout the year. Outdoor Water Solutions sells a wide variety of pond dyes, including Aquashade, Lake and Pond Blue Dye, Lake and Pond Dark Dye, Lake and Pond Dark Blue Dye. The Lake and Pond Dye Blue is available in quarts and gallons, with both being 4x more concentrated than other dye’s sold through retail locations.

At Outdoor Water Solutions, we offer a variety of pond aerators & solar pond aerators providing you with the options needed to pick the perfect pond aerator for your pond. We always enjoy working with clients on ways to improve the quality of their ponds’ health & solutions for pond maintenance so, if you have any questions or would like more information on our solar pond aerators, contact us at 866.471.1614 today!

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