When receiving infrequent maintenance, most ponds look as if it belongs in the woods instead of someone’s yard. If your pond has received infrequent maintenance in recent years, it may have acquired an unappealing green or brown color. If so, there are options for removing the color, beginning with applying algaecide.
Eco Friendly Algaecide
Algaecide was once the chemical scourge of lakes and ponds, but non-toxic algaecide is now available. As its name suggests, algaecide eradicates algae—a form of vegetation most ponds and lakes contain in abundance. By removing excess algae from your pond, you remove the main cause of green, brackish water, and prevent plantlike organisms from depleting the water of vital oxygen.
Eco Friendly Herbicide
Herbicide targets weeds along the banks, on the water surface, and beneath the water surface. Typically used to eliminate weeds for aesthetic reasons, herbicide is also used to kill submerged, oxygen leeching weeds that jeopardize aquatic life. With the weeds gone from the surface of your pond, its appearance can dramatically improve.
Eco Friendly Water Dyes
Water dyes alter the color of a pond in a dramatic way, dying it from brown or green to a striking blue, aqua, or black. Jet black pond dye is popular for winter and autumn, and blue, “midnite blue,” and aqua are popular colors for spring and summer. The best time to apply black pond dye, or other dye colors, is after your pond is free of excess algae, waterweeds, and major debris.
Dead Trees and Limbs
Dead trees and limbs create two aesthetic problems—they are obvious eyesores, and as they decay, the organic waste they release can make water brown and murky. Small trees and limbs can often be removed with the aid of waders or a paddleboat. If your pond contains a large tree or limb, especially one that is partially submerged, calling a tree service is the safest option.
Removing Bottom Dwellers
Bottom dwellers such as carp swim along the bed of your pond, foraging for food. Because the bed contains layers of fine sediments, a large population of bottom dwellers can stir up enough sediment to discolor the water at the surface. Because carp are unchecked predators of other, more desirable types of fish, many property owners elect to remove them first.
Call Aqua Dye for Your Water Colorant Needs
The strategies above can dramatically improve the water quality of a pond or lake. Applying black pond dye, or other dye colors, is the only way to create a significant color change. If you have removed excess algae, waterweeds, dead trees and limbs, and a number of bottom dwellers from your pond, but its color remains almost the same, water dye is the ideal solution.
At Aqua Dye, we sell full-strength and maintenance strength blue, “midnite blue,” aqua, and jet black pond dye in a variety of quantities. If you have questions about purchasing, applying, or maintaining water dye, call us today.