Over time your new pond will turn into a green looking water hole and that’s a bummer. I know because I’ve been there done that. One thing I will not do is just start trying things out until I have a good understanding of what it is, what it does and is it harmful to fish or plants in the pond. I mean we took the time and care to build the pond, add fish and plants and keeping an eye on our little Eco system to be sure all is well for everyone.
With each passing year the pond catch’s leaves that are blown in from the windy days and the grass clippings when you mow around the water’s surface. But that’s not all that helps to create algae. There are the fish that go to the bath room, plants that have died off and even geese leave little presents to be washed into the water. Lots of nutrients are now in the water.
Then add sunlight and the magic of photosynthesis starts to happen and that’s why the pond water turns green, and the reason to use a pond colorant to help keep the sun’s rays from penetrating the water. Kind of like putting sunglasses on the pond creating shade.
Take a look at the video below you’ll see what the pond dye does to water, when to add the dye and what types of ponds to put it in. There is another video about the Pond Dye that shows putting it in the pond and at the end shows how well the dye has worked in just a few months. Stay tuned as we are researching another pond-dye this year and will keep you posted on the results.