bluediecoverTaking a look at blue pond-dye , What is it? What does it do?

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.pondye

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.

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About the Author: Darrell Rhoades is the founder of Whatpond.com. A one man business, works full time in tool & die. It all started when he built his own pond for the family. Ran into pond issues and started the research with pond suppliers and conferences for pond management. He writes about pond building and pond management and sells pond management supplies, aeration & fountains and Practical hands on experiences at Whatpond.com. . No physical store, but has items in stock.

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