Pond Dye For Large Ponds
Pond dyes offer a uniqe way of combating one of the main causes of unwanted plant growth in a pond, and that's sun light penetration. Through photosynthesis, plants get a lot of energy out of the light and a pond tinting dye can help refract or block some of the light from penetrating deeply into the water.
They provide a form of shading which can be very useful, particularly in shallower ponds, or areas of less than 6 feet. This type of pond can be very challenging in terms of limiting algae and plant growth so a pond dye can be very useful in these situations.
The dyes we carry come in three colors. Traditional blue, a blue/black combination, and a straight black color. Some people prefer the traditional blue which has been commonly used in dyes for many years. Other pond owners feel that the black or black/blue combination provides a more natural looking appearance to the pond water, while still blocking some sunlight.
In any case, all of our dyes are very concentrated, with only 1 quart needed to treat up to a 1 acre pond that's 4 feet deep. Deeper ponds may require a higher dose.
You can expect most of these dyes to last for about a month, or possibly longer in most ponds. Weather conditions (rain mainly) and environmental factors can affect the duration of the product.
All of our dyes are made out of safe, non-toxic ingredients although you will want to wear gloves when applying since they are very concentrated!
Pond dyes work well with aeration, and, along with beneficial bacteria, can provide a safe and natural way to keep a pond looking great, all summer long.