​Diving in to Pond Science

Aging ponds quietly reveal the side-effects of years without maintenance. Algae blooms, cloudy water, foul odors, and gradual change in pond depth are a few signs of age.

What happens to ponds that causes this aging?
Each spring new vegetation grows up and subsequently dies back in the fall. Dead vegetation slowly breaks down and turns to organic waste(muck). Other contributors to muck include fish and waterfowl waste, leaves that drop from trees, and runoff flowing in after bad storms. All of this waste eventually converts to muck. Muck is rich in nutrients, which triggers many of the issues that aged ponds experience.

Can this aging be reversed?
The answer is Yes! Your pond can be restored to its former glory with the help of microbes (good bacteria) and dissolved oxygen.

Because your pond has been aging for decades, this rehabilitation process isn't immediate. Noticeable results take time. We recommend at least 3-5 months of treatments of Muck Remover & Pond Cleanse bacteria per year. 

Why do microbe treatments need applied regularly?

What makes Muck Remover and Pond Cleanse different than bacterias already living in your pond? The performance and speed in which they process waste. These formulations have a short life span. They lose their momentum after just a few weeks. The They can process decades of waste in just a few years! That's impressive!!

Waterscapes 101

The Knowledge Base for Pond and Lake Management