If your pond or lake appears brackish, changing its color can require more than applying algaecide and herbicide. Applying pond and lake dyes—non-toxic solutions formulated to offer lasting color to lakes and ponds—might be needed. If you would like to change the color of your pond or lake, you are unfamiliar with dyes for lakes and ponds, the answers below can be informative:
How long does the product take to achieve its full effect?
The time it takes for the dyes to color a body of water depends on the volume of liquid it contains, and the rate at which the liquid circulates. Some lakes and ponds are fully colored in a matter of hours, while others take several days to achieve the expected hue.
How long does the product last after it is applied?
The persistence of the product depends on a lake or pond’s water turnover rate. If water exits a pond or lake at a fast rate, the color will last a shorter time than if it exits at a slow rate. On average, a single application lasts six to eight weeks.
Can the product curb algae growth?
Yes and no. Colorant for water cannot kill algae as algaecide does, but it can deter the growth of deep growing algae by limiting the UV rays it receives. The best strategy for eliminating excess algae is applying eco-friendly algaecide.
Can dark dyes help protect fish by hiding them from predators?
Black pond dye can make fish less visible from the air and shoreline. In some cases, this effect may protect fish from predators. However, dyes should not be depended on to protect fish.
Does the product stain natural or manmade materials?
No. The product is formulated to be non-staining, meaning it will not stain fish, animals, humans, plants, or any natural or manmade material.
Is it dangerous to apply too much of the product?
Because the product is non-toxic, over applying it only results in a deeper coloration. The extra pigment disperses within a short period, and the color appears as expected.
How much does the product cost?
The cost of pond dyes depends on the quantity and strength they are purchased in, and the pricing structure of the manufacturer. Many users of the product are able to keep their pond or lake fully dyed for under $1,000 a year.
Aqua Dye has the Colorants You Need
Colorant for water is a popular application for discolored lakes and ponds. When applied correctly, it can turn lakes from a brackish green or brown to a pleasant blue, aqua, or black hue. When they receive maintenance dye following the initial application of the full strength formula, ponds and lakes can remain beautifully colored year-round.
If the water in your pond or lake has seen better days, Aqua Dye has the blue, aqua, or black pond dye you need to improve its color. To learn more about our products, call us today.