Outdoor Water Solutions® Pond Pack. A trio of all-natural scum busters!
The recipe for a clean and clear pond is here: the Pond Pack from Outdoor Water Solutions! Each Kit includes:
- (24) 8-oz. packets of concentrated aerobic bacteria in a barley straw medium
- 10 lbs. of water clarifier
- (2) 6-oz. packets of blue dry pond dye in water soluble pouches
The Pond Pack is designed to treat a 1/4 acre pond for the whole season (approximately 6 months) or a 1/2 acre pond for 3 months. For larger ponds, you can either treat for a shorter period of time or purchase multiple packs.
The bacteria is designed to break down excess nutrients in the water column and to start consuming excess organic matter on the bottom of your pond. The clarifier ties up excess phosphorous and can help improve water clarity while the concentrated blue dye packets help filter sunlight off of the bottom - preventing algae from growing while giving your pond a beautiful blue color.
Compared to commercial-grade algaecide, it's easily your best long-term solution. The industrial stuff just kills algae and lets it sink to the bottom where it adds to the existing organic matter, making future algae issues worse. Meanwhile, the Pond Pack's 3-pronged approach helps prevent algae growth. Works extremely well when combined with bottom diffused aeration (either wind-driven or electric systems), too.