With golf courses and parks reopening for the season, the time is now to prepare their water features. We have a lot of products that are multiple uses and one of our more popular spring products is our Pond Dye. Besides making the pond look stunning, there are many more benefits of pond dye. With the weather warming and spring on the way, we’re going to make the focus of our article on the benefits of Pond Dye.
Pond Dye Improves the Color and Look of the Pond
Pond Dye comes in a variety of colors. From darker blues to black, many of the colors can be used for specific effects. For example, if you have a greener landscape, a bright blue color can add a contrasting effect. If you’re trying to create a more tropical look, a blue-green color might work.
Pond Dye Prevents Algae and Aquatic Sludge
Pond Dye can block the spectrum of sunlight that encourages algae and sludge growth. Pond Dye, does not, however, inhibit the growth of plants such as water lilies and bulrush. If you want to get rid of and prevent top-growing plants, you’ll need to use a different product.
Pond Dye Protects Fish
Pond Dye has no negatives on the fish that live in the water feature. In fact, the benefits of using pond dye in bodies of water with fish are quite a lot. Pond Dye can actually hide fish from predators that may try to catch them from the air. The darker water gives the fish time to flee before the predator can see them. The pond temperature may also rise in the summer which will decrease the level of oxygen in the water. Pond Dye can actually keep the water cooler because the dye keeps the water darker. This will allow the oxygen level to stay high and allow the fish to breathe easier.
Things to remember when using pond dye:
- It is safe for livestock and pets but is not recommended for water used for human consumption.
- Pond Dye does stain so be sure to wear gloves and work clothes when applying it.
- You should always check the depth of your water feature before applying the dye.