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The Benefits of Muck Pellets

  • August 25, 2021

The Pond Environment

A pond can bring new life to any landscape. It can also complement a home, farm, or rural landscape with a natural and relaxing ambiance. However, a pond can also come with many responsibilities. One of the first things you need to do is implement a method to keep your pond looking clean. Moreover, the overall environment has to be ideal for pond life to thrive, such as fish and plants. Left unattended, a pond will spin out of control and devolve into a dirty environment where pond life can’t even live. To keep your pond clean, we recommend Lake and Pond Muck Pellets. What are muck pellets, and what can they do? Let’s go over some of the benefits that you can get from investing in muck pellets.

Eliminate Muck and Sludge

Have you ever seen a pond that has green sludge on the bottom? This is a collection of bacteria, decomposed fish food, waste, and other types of debris. Muck pellets are very convenient for removing sludge from a pond. It’s the preferred method compared to other types of removal options, including draining and excavating a pond. Because other methods are much more expensive and invasive, we recommend muck pellets. Moreover, the muck pellets can also be more effective as it slowly but surely eats away at the sludge.

How It Works

Muck pellets work in a unique way. Instead of reducing nutrients throughout the water column in the pond, such as other methods, muck pellets work in localized areas. This option is much more efficient because you can concentrate on cleaning problem areas. The pellets themselves sink to the bottom of the pond, where they will begin to eliminate the sludge and muck. The muck pellets are also safe for humans, fish, frogs, and other life around the pond. The composition of these muck pellets contains sludge-eating bacteria, enzymes, and trace minerals.

A Cleaner Pond for All

When you use muck pellets for your pond, you will quickly notice a difference in the look and smell of your pond. The pellets are designed to rid the pond of any foul odors. The result will be a cleaner pond for everyone. You will be able to get the results you want if you follow the application process. The pellets are used as a spot treatment for your pond, dock pier, beach, or other swimming areas where you may have muck problems. It is recommended that you use 4 pounds per week for four weeks. You can then use 1 pound every other week or as needed.

The Results

Reducing areas of sludge can be an excellent benefit for the overall health and environment of your pond. It will make the aeration process much easier and effective as well. The combination of aerating your pond and using muck pellets will give you that clean and clear water you need for your pond. However, remember that you will have to make adjustments to the rate of application for bigger ponds or areas of water.

Outdoor Water Solutions offers high-quality pond & lake aerators (solar, electric & wind) and aeration windmill systems, fish feeders, fountains, and all-natural pond care products. Please email or call us at 866.471.1614 and we can provide you with a detailed quote and can even help you design the best solar aeration system for your needs.

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