WhatPond’s Super Concentrated Pond and Lake Dye adds beautiful color to your pond or lake water, blue or black. We have used Pond Dye for years now and love it’s color and benefits of shading the pond and cutting down on the photosynthesis, not to mention the added benefit of protecting our beneficial bacteria’s.
One quart treats and acre 3-6 feet deep, add two quarts if desired for a darker qualities. What if you have a half acre pond? Only use half of the quart for coloring and the whole quart for added benefits.
Same thing with a quarter acre pond, only use a quarter of the quart or half of the quart for a darker color and better sun filtering affects.
When to use:
Some say Pond dye can be added as soon as the ice is off the pond to start protection once the water is exposed to sunlight. We like to wait until the snow has at least melted and the out flow has slowed down a bit before adding the Concentrated Pond Dye. Then continue to add throughout the season up until ice starts to form again.
How long with it last?
One application should easily last 30-60 days. Once the pond is colored it should hold that long, but there are times when a heavy rain storm could knock the dye down but more likely is the dye being washed out of the pond from the heavy rains or constant out flow of water. If the Concentrated Pond Dye stays in the pond for 30 days it will be a benefit to the pond.
How to apply:
Shake the bottle well, then pour a little in here and there as you walk around the pond. If you have a boat and bottom diffused aeration you could also pour right into the boil coming up from the diffuser. Wait 12-24 hour for the pond dye to fully color the water. The action of the pond waves, heating and cooling will distribute the dye through out the pond.
Unique bottle with handle helps prevent spills.
One note of Caution: The Black Pond and Lake Dye should only be used in pond with clarity of 18-24″ deep. If the pond water clarity is shallower, meaning too many floating particle such as suspended clay or algae bloom then the Black dye will not look black. It will look more like chocolate milk in color. For some reason the black dye will absorb into the particles but the Blue dye will color the particles so you can actually see blue. When in doubt go with the Blue Dye.
Over the years of trying out and testing the different brands of pond dyes we found some good and some not so good. But over all we’ve come to love the color and benefits of pond dye and now we have our own brand.
Below the video are other links to more information on pond dye and videos, sort of technical and Q&A. Click here, Pond Dye Packets for more details, usage and the edited version of the video.