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Should I add pond dye to my pond?

  • June 10, 2021
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The Uses of Pond Dye

Many who have ponds have used pond dye for a variety of reasons. Those who are new to having a pond may wonder about the various ways you can use pond dye. What is pond dye? Well, this type of dye is made to give a pond or water feature an artificial color. However, rest assured that pond dyes are safe to use around ponds or even reflecting pools. They are environmentally friendly and can be helpful for ponds that experience an overgrowth of algae bloom. Let’s go over the ins and outs of pond dyes.

When to Use Pond Dye

You may be wondering when it would be a good time to use pond dye. If you are having trouble with algae, you may consider pond dye as an alternative. However, remember to have an aeration system to get the most out of the pond dye. Using an aeration system would circulate the pond dye much more efficiently throughout the pond. The color would also be evenly distributed as the aeration takes place.

How Much Pond Dye Should You Use?

The amount of dye used in a pond will depend on its size. You can figure out the amount of dye you need by doing some calculations. By multiplying the acreage and depth of the pond, you can get an idea of how much water you have in your pond. Depending on your final numbers, you can calculate how much pond dye you will need to use. On average, a bottle of dye may be able to cover about 4 to 6 acres feet of water per bottle. You can try one bottle and make adjustments as needed. If you notice the transparency of the pond coming back, you can always add more.

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A Surprising Result

Our pond dye comes in three different colors: blue, dark blue, and black. No matter the aesthetic you are going for, we have you covered.  When you use pond dye for the first time, you will be surprised at the results. The surface of the water itself will automatically turn a different color, such as blue. If you want to control algae bloom in your pond, you can estimate if you need more dye by looking if you can see to the bottom of the pond. You can test this by looking into your pond from about two feet in depth. It is suggested that you add small amounts of dye over time. Once you get the pond color and transparency just as you want, you can stop adding more dye. The color can complement an exterior layout with a natural ambiance. You may even start to notice your pond clearing a bit because of the pond dye. In the end, if you want to emphasize the overall natural adornment of your pond’s layout, a pond dye would be the ideal choice.


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