If your property features a pond, maintaining it can make your property appealing to potential buyers, and enjoyable to plan days and evenings around in warm weather. Maintaining your pond requires more than one measure. But one measure that can benefit all ponds is the application of pond dye additives. By itself, pond dye can’t dramatically improve an unkempt pond. But when combined with removal or large water debris, herbicide to kill overgrown water plants, algaecide to kill overgrown algae, and the trimming and mowing of banks, it can have dramatic benefits. Below, we list some of the benefits that come with dyeing your pond.
1. Improvement of Color
The biggest benefit of applying dyes is obvious: they improve your water’s color. Left untended, most natural water bodies assume a greenish brown hue that looks in keeping with the wilderness but isn’t appealing in backyard or manicured woods settings. How much colorant you apply to change your water’s color depends on the acre feet of liquid it contains. How often you need to apply colorant depends on its water turnover ratio, the rate at which existing water cycles out as new cycles in.
2. Variety of Color
Lake colorant gives you several choices with which to improve your water’s color, with light blue, aqua, dark blue, and reflective black being some of the most popular. In some cases, property owners change the color of their pond with the seasons, choosing lighter colors for warmer months and dark colors for colder ones. Because most dyeing applications cycle away in 6-8 weeks, changing your water’s color with the seasons, or more than once within the same season, is easy.
3. Can help to Protect Fish Stock
Water dyes aren’t intended to protect against predators of fish, but they can help to protect fish against aerial and shoreline predators by making fish harder to see, especially when a full application is maintained. Regardless of their level of application, the dyes, which are food grade dyes, don’t stain or otherwise adversely affect fish, animals, people, or pond equipment.
4. Can Help to Preserve the Effects Algaecide
Although some dyes advertise as algae inhibitors, dye isn’t intended to replace algaecide. It can, however, help to preserve the effects of algaecide by limiting the sunlight received by deep growing algae. If your pond has an algae growth problem that affects its appearance and leeches away oxygen needed by other water life, your first move should be applying algaecide. But pond dye additives, if supplied in sufficient quantity, can help to preserve algaecide’s effects in the deepest parts of your pond.