Before choosing a water treatment, make sure it’s safe for your pond critters and local wildlife. smartpond® Naturals Water Treatments are designed to be used in ponds that have fish and other pond life and are safe for birds and other local wildlife to drink from. It’s essential to also choose the right water treatment for your pond to help make sure you solve the problem as quickly as possible. Performing a water test helps give an insight into what’s happening beneath the surface of your pond. Following the dosing instructions for each water treatment accurately will ensure that the product works properly and is safe for your pond critters. Water treatments have different concentrations and strengths; a capful of one may be stronger than a capful of another
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Aeration Tip! Especially in warm weather, before using water treatments make sure the pond has strong constant aeration - i.e., a fountain, waterfall, or other aeration devices to avoid fish loss due to low oxygen levels.
Chlorine Remover Plus Conditioner
Use when adding water or introducing new fish to the pond. Also use when opening your pond in spring, during spring, and when closing in winter.
Removes chlorine with natural botanicals extracts that also help with improving fish slime coat and reducing infections.
Use one capful (5ml) for every 20 gallons of water in your pond. One 18-oz bottle treats 2,160 gallons
Apply directly to the pond water around the perimeter or near pump or filter intake. You want to distribute the treatment evenly. Applying near the intake will help move the product evenly throughout the water column. Dosage can be doubled for startup treatments or in times of fish stress. Must be applied at least 24 hours before you introduce new fish into the pond
Use when you have cloudy water.
Quickly clears water and eliminates floating particles.
Apply one capful (5ml) for every 10 gallons of water in your pond. One ounce of the water clarifier treats 60 gallons of water. Half a cup (4-oz) treats 240 gallons, and one cup (8-oz) treats 480 gallons of water.
Shake well, apply dosage to your pond, and allow to circulate for several hours before using any additional dosages.
TIP! Use before sludge remover for best results.
To help reduce maintenance and control sludge. Utilize when opening your pond, during the spring season and when closing your pond.
Improves filter efficiency, maintains a healthy ecosystem, and helps reduce organic build-up on the bottom of the pond.
Use one capful (5ml) for every 10 gallons of water. Apply one capful (5ml) for every 10 gallons of water in your pond. One ounce of the water clarifier treats 60 gallons of water. Half a cup (4 oz) treats 240 gallons, and one cup (8 oz) treats 480 gallons of water.
Shake well and apply to your pond. Turn off your UV clarifier before each dosage and leave it off for five days afterward. Only use when temperatures are above 50°F. If it’s the first application for the year, you can double the dosage. If using in conjunction with the Water Clarifier, wait two days after applying the Water Clarifier to add the Sludge Remover for maximum effect.
TIP! For best results use 48 hours after water clarifier.
Barley Pond Clarifier
Use when pond water is murky.
Natural solution to help minimize the nutrient load.
For your first dose, use 4-oz for every 600 gallons of water in your pond. One capful (5ml) treats 85 gallons of water.
Use once a month for pond maintenance dosing 1-oz per 500 gallons.
TIP! Can also be used in fountains.
Creates beautiful blue water, hides fish from predators and shades water from harmful UV rays.
Use a bucket/similar water-holding container to scoop out one gallon of pond water from your pond. Shake bottle well, add one capful (5ml) for every 40 gallons of pond water to the bucket.
Gently stir the pond tint in the bucket and then pour this mixture into the pond at several points around the pond’s edge. Wait five minutes for blue to disperse and turn your pond a beautiful shade of blue. If you want your pond to be a darker blue, retreat after it settles. Pond Tint can be reapplied as frequently as desired to maintain the preferred hue.
Important Note! Don’t forget to use gloves, pond tint may stain your skin.
Use to treat existing green water or string algae.
Prevents and stops algae growth.
smartpond® options: Green Stop® Algaecide and Algaecide
TIP! Read the labels carefully before applying Algaecide to your water feature. This product should only be used for existing algae. Call with any questions if you are unsure.