1 Gal Pureblue
Pure Blue Pond Dye helps solve two of the biggest problems a pond owner faces, nuisance aquatic plants and excessive algae. Traditionally, pond owners have relied on herbicides and algaecides to control outbreaks of algae and submerged plants. Copper Sulfate, Diquat, Endothall and Floridone are just some of the chemical treatments many have become dependent using year after year.
Many pond owners are reluctant to use these chemicals due to irrigation restrictions, aquatic species limitations, chemical residues and the fact that chemicals treat a symptom, instead of addressing the problem.
Pure Blue Pond dye is a low cost all natural alternative that can significantly reduce submerged aquatic plant and algae growth. Like all plants, aquatic plants and algae require sunlight and nutrients to flourish. Plants can only grow when sufficient light reaches the bottom of the pond or the “photic zone”. If light cannot penetrate the lower layers of the pond plants cannot grow. Limiting light by adding Pure Blue Pond Dye limits the potential for algae and plant growth. Dyes are less effective in shallows, but in many cases the reduction in overall biomass is sufficient for most pond owners. Pond Dyes will not impact emergent plants, such as cattails or floating leaved plants.
The effectiveness of Pure Blue Pond Dye depends the time of year you apply the product, watershed, dosage rates and maintenance schedule. Apply dye early in the spring to prevent germination and limit early season growth. Water exchange is also critical, so if you shed water, you will have to re-treat. Getting the color right is fairly easy as Organic Pond bases our dosage rate on water volume, one gallon will treat 5 Acre Feet or a one acre pond with an average depth of 5 Feet. The key is maintaining the color throughout the season. If you see the color fading-add more dye.
Pure Blue Pond Dye is easy to use, simply pour around the edge of the pond and natural water movements will disperse the dye in 24 hours. Once dispersed the dye will not stain you, your pets or your fish.