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Recommended Use TrueBlue DeepBlue Application Liquid Liquid Temperature Restriction None None Months of Treatment for1/4 Acre Pond, 4-6 Feet Deep Up to 4 Months Up to 4 Months Shelf Lif...
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Recommended Use Application Packet Temperature Restriction None Months of Treatments for1/4 Acre Pond, 4-6 Feet Deep Up to 8 Months Shelf Life 5-Year   Dosage Rates Treatment Area (...

A Guide to Choosing Your Ideal Pond Color 

Pond dyes operate by coloring and tinting the water in deep blue, black, or blue-green pond dye colors. Not only can tinting your pond's water hide that brown or greenish appearance, but it also serves as a sunscreen for your lake or pond, blocking out too much sunshine. This UV blockage retard the process of photosynthesis, natural stimulation that often helps algae and weeds grow in a pond. 

Depending on the size of your pond, we advise using the recommended quantity on the box or less. Our objective is to provide a light tint that will help reduce light penetration while being aesthetically pleasant and allowing some view into the pond. To get the desired effects, you might have to experiment with the dosage. 

Not sure what pond color dye is for you? While many people still prefer and love the traditional blue pond dye, black dye and the mix of blue and black pond dye have become more and more popular in recent years.  Many people, including us, think that incorporating a little black in the mixture gives a more natural Aqua shade pond dye than just using blue.   

Any type of pond dye can aid in keeping fish safe from predatory birds' harm, or death. Valuable Koi, cruising trout, and spawning game fish are the target of wading and diving birds like the blue heron. If you apply too much, stop adding. As an alternative, wait to add further pond shade dye for four to eight weeks. Pond dye typically has a two-month shelf life. 

When applying it, you should always wear gloves and protective clothes because the dye might stain your skin and clothes. This particularly applies to dyes that are undiluted. 

Many people continue to like and enjoy the standard blue coloration, however in recent years, black dye has been gaining in popularity, as has the combination of blue and black colors.  By adding a bit of black to the mixture, many people (us included) believe that these provide a more natural appearance compared to using blue alone.  

The duration of many dye products is often a month or more long, however, this can be affected by water turnover in your pond to some extent.  For most ponds, the dyes will last for a number of weeks. 

We don't view pond dye as a full preventative for unwanted plant growth.  Sometimes it is, however, it usually works best in combination with beneficial bacteria or other treatments.  It is particularly helpful in shallow ponds of 6 feet or less. 

How do Pond Dyes Work? 

Pond dyes work by coloring and tinting the water a shade of dark blue, black, or blue-green. Tinting your pond water not only covers the brown or greenish look, but it acts as a sunscreen for your pond or lake, keeping out excess sunlight. UV rays can damage your beneficial bacteria. 

When using Beneficial Bacteria Products it is a good idea to use pond dye to block excessive sunlight that would harm the bacteria you are trying to propagate to consume your excess muck and organic nutrients. 


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