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What is Beneficial Bacteria?

  • September 17, 2021
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It is not uncommon to come across sprawling acres of beautiful land that features gorgeous homes, farm houses and animals, and large, breathtaking ponds filled with fish and fresh water. Ponds are a thing of beauty, but something we may not think about is what it takes to maintain these ponds so they retain their appealing aesthetics. There are actually quite a few things that help maintain ponds by eliminating unfavorable pond microbes, and one of them is beneficial bacteria.

What is Beneficial Bacteria? 

Beneficial bacteria both occur naturally in ponds and can be manually inserted. This bacteria helps keep ponds clear by breaking down dead organic material such as leaves, dead plants, fish droppings, and various matter that cause the cloudiness and pollution in pond water. While this bacteria occurs naturally in ponds, as well as rivers, lakes and other bodies of water, sometimes it’s not quite enough to create a healthy balance, which will affect the health of the water.

To prevent your pond water from developing issues that could potentially harm your pond fish, an organically developed beneficial bacteria should be introduced and used on a weekly basis. One of the best ways to balance the lack of healthy pond bacteria and prevent unfavorable pond microbes from taking over your pond, is by introducing pond muck pellets into the pond’s ecosystem.

What are Pond Muck Pellets?

The pond muck pellets we carry here at Outdoor Water Solutions are fortified with specialized bacterial strains that are high volume waste consumers, each containing a trace of mineral base and organic catalyst to increase their productivity. Our pond muck pellets contain sludge eating bacteria, enzymes and trace minerals and are specially designed to drive down to the muck and organic matter where it can do the most good.

Not only do our pond muck pellets work great in eliminating bad pond bacteria and unfavorable pond microbes, they also eliminate odor causing muck in swimming areas around docks and on beaches. The uses for our Professional Grade pond muck pellets are vast when it comes to various types of outdoor water sources.

How Do I Know if My Pond is in Need of Pond Muck Pellets?

There are different types of ponds that are used for different reasons, so it can be a little difficult to determine what perfect health looks like for each. However, there are signs you can look for to determine if your pond and the pond bacteria in it may not be healthy.

If your water is cloudy and it’s hard to see to the bottom of your pond, it may be time to add some pond muck pellets to prevent unfavorable pond microbes and algae from building up, particularly in the summer months when the temperature outside is its warmest. Debris is another sign to look for. If debris such as twigs, dead leaves, and muck are clearly visible, it’s time to correct your pond bacteria with pond muck pellets.

We Have What You Need to Properly Maintain Your Pond.

When it comes to your pond maintenance, Outdoor Water Solutions carries the products you need at a reasonable price. Our goal is to ensure your pond is receiving the best care with the best products at the best price. To learn more about our products and services, contact us today!


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