There has always been a problem for large pond owners that either choose to, or have to use chemical herbicides or algaecides to keep their pond looking good.
Without question there are better ways to clean a pond up from a variety of unwanted issues and beneficial pond bacteria is our top choice for this important work. Still there are ponds where bacteria or other natural options may not work as well and this becomes more notable where aquatic weeds are concerned.
In many cases, using a chemical to control algae or a weed is effective at clearing the growth…that’s usually a given. But what really hurts a pond and it’s overall health is the fact that this dead plant matter will sink to the bottom. It will sit there and decay over time and it’s this slow, ongoing decay (and build up if repeated treatments are needed) that causes issues such as subsequent algae growth for example.
If a pond system can’t assimilate this muck quickly enough, it will grow deeper and more concentrated and it literally can make a pond sickly over time. To add to this when you use something like a copper algaecide, copper can build up low in the pond and knock down much of the natural pond cleaning bacteria. When you lose this, you lose the ability to keep a pond balanced.
This “good bacteria decimation” has always been one of the biggest issues of repeated use of chemicals.
Now however, a new product has been developed that can help. It’s called PondBiotixMDC and it uses enzymes more directly to break down organics in a pond. It can be mixed with most algaecides and herbicides or used independently of them and will sink down deep in the pond and speed up the breakdown of things like dead algae, weeds, leaf debris and grass clippings.
This is a revolutionary tool because nothing has really been able to work in this difficult setting and continue to reduce this mucky build up…and believe me, as a pond owner, you’ll want to get rid of this stuff at every opportunity!
Stop by our website to learn more about PondBiotixMDC.