Water Treatments - a comprehensive guide

Water Treatments 101

TotalPond® Water Treatments help promote a healthy pond environment. Each treatment is specially formulated to prevent, and solve, different issues ponds can experience. When used correctly throughout the pond season, you can ensure your pond and its inhabitants stay happy and healthy.

Things to Keep in Mind

Water Quality! Performing a water test helps give insight into what’s happening beneath the surface of your pond. Learn more about water quality.

Follow the directions! Water treatments have different concentrations and strengths; a capful of one may be stronger than a capful of another. Following the dosing instructions for each water treatment accurately will ensure that the product works properly and is safe for your pond critters.

All treatments are environmentally safe and are fish, plant, domestic and wildlife animal safe when used as directed.

Aeration! Especially in warm weather, before using water treatments make sure the pond has strong constant, vigorous aeration - i.e., a fountain, waterfall, or other aeration devices to avoid fish loss due to low oxygen levels. Do not shut pond pumps and aeration devices off at night. Learn more about aeration.

Overcrowding! Ensure your fish are not overcrowded. Knowing how many fish should live in your pond can be confusing but there are a few ways to calculate the perfect amount. Learn more about overcrowding. 

Which treatment would you like to learn more about?

Chlorine Remover Plus

Pond Cleaner Tablets

Water Clarifier

Sludge Remover

Barley Pond Clarifier

Pond Blue

Algaecide

Chlorine Remover Plus

  • A pond essential! Use when making a water change and when adding water to a pond.
  • Chlorine Remover Plus makes water safe for ponds by removing chlorine, chloramines, ammonia and heavy metals from tap water.
  • You should also use this treatment 24 hours before adding new fish to a pond. The fortifying, natural botanical extracts boost your fish’s protective slime coat and reduce stress.
  • One 16 oz. bottle treats 1,930 gallons.

Pond Cleaner Tablets

  • A pond essential! Use as a part of a regular maintenance program to naturally promote a healthy and balanced pond environment. The regular use of these tablets will also help increase filter efficiency, reduce common pond issues, and boost the beneficial bacteria in your pond.
  • We recommend using one tablet every two weeks (while the water temperature is above 50ºF).
  • Each tablet contains a blend of ten naturally occurring beneficial bacteria for optimal cleaning.
  • Beneficial bacteria controls odors and breaks down fish waste, phosphates, nitrates, and other water pollutants. They also help clear the organic build-up from the bottom of the pond.
  • Contains 1.2 billion CFU/g of Beneficial Bacteria
  • Entire pack treats up to 800 Gallons (1 tablet treats 200 gallons)

Barley Pond Clarifier

  • A pond essential! Use throughout the pond seasons to help prevent green water.
  • Barley naturally clears water over several days by minimizing the nutrient load.
  • We recommend applying 1 oz per 500 gallons of pond water once a month to keep your pond’s nutrient load low.
  • Having an excessive nutrient load will cause murky water, green water and other serious pond problems.
  • One 8 oz. bottle treats 1890 gallons of water.

Pond Blue

  • Transform your pond’s water into a safe, beautiful blue paradise.
  • The blue tint shades water from the harmful UV rays that could cause problems for your pond.
  • Tinting the water also help hides precious aquatic life from predators.
  • Use as needed, when the pond needs/loses blue coloration
  • One 8 oz. Bottle treats 1880 gallons of water.

Water Clarifier

  • Clear murky water! Use this treatment to quickly clear the surface of your pond of dirt, sediment, and organic particles.
  • This treatment uses polymers that consolidate and sink floating particles and organic matter to the bottom of the pond.
  • Water Clarifier is most effective when followed by Sludge Remover. Wait 48 hours after applying Water Clarifier to add Sludge Remover to your pond.
  • One 16 oz. bottle treats 960 gallons of pond water.

Sludge Remover

  • Get rid of pond sludge! Use this treatment when you have sludge build-up at the bottom of your pond. Only use while the pond’s water temperature is above 50ºF.
  • This treatment contains a blend of ten naturally occurring beneficial bacteria for optimal cleaning.
  • Beneficial bacteria help clear the organic build-up from the bottom of the pond. They also control odors and break down fish waste, phosphates, nitrates, and other water pollutants.
  • The use of sludge remover can also help increase filter and pump efficiency and boost the beneficial bacteria in your pond.
  • Contains a total of 20 Billion CFU of Beneficial Bacteria
  • Sludge Remover is most effective when used after applying Water Clarifier to your pond. Wait 48 hours after applying Water Clarifier to add Sludge Remover to your pond.
  • One 16 oz. bottle treats 960 gallons of pond water.

Algaecide

  • ·     Eliminates existing algae growth. Use when green water or algae appears.

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