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Aquatic Care: The Benefits of Pond Dyes

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Learn more about how pond dyes can improve the appearance and health of your pond.

If your pond is a murky shade of green or algae are growing out of control, pond dye can help improve your pond’s water quality. Pond dyes are an amazingly efficient tool that enhances the overall beauty of your pond while decreasing the ability of sunlight to penetrate the pond’s surface and encourage plant growth. If you are curious whether pond dyes can benefit your pond, consider the following information and discuss with your Scientific Plant Service team which dye solution is best. 

Pond Dyes Are a Proactive Aquatics Maintenance Tool 

Pond dyes offer a few key benefits that help keep your pond beautiful and healthy: 

Change and Maintain the Color of Your Pond

The first obvious benefit is that you can control the color of your pond. You can ensure that the water maintains a beautiful shade of blue, for example, rather than a murky green or brown. 

Control Algae Growth 

Long summer days of sunlight promote the overgrowth of submerged aquatic plants and algae. Pond dyes shield the pond from UV rays, slow plant growth, and keep your water cleaner. Using pond dye can decrease your need for algaecides

Protection for Fish 

The color of the dye acts as a shade, so it is difficult for predators to see the fish below the surface. As temperatures go up, dissolved oxygen levels in the pond go down. Because the dye acts as a shade, it keeps the water cooler so your fish have a healthier oxygen supply during the hottest summer months. 

How Safe Is It?

Of course, you may be concerned about the safety of any products you plan to add to your pond ecosystem. In its diluted form, pond dye is environmentally safe and non-toxic and will not stain your fish, plants, pets, or other aquatic wildlife. The dye used by Scientific Plant Service darkens the water and enhances its natural presentation. 

In concentrated form, the dye can stain, but once mixed in with the water, it is diluted and safe for the environment and all regular pond activities. 

How Long Does It Last?

Pond dye typically lasts a month or two. Natural pond bacteria will work to neutralize the dye, so its repeated use won’t result in build-up or toxicity. 

Trust the Professionals 

If you want to ensure that you apply the correct amount of dye for your pond’s size, trust the experienced professionals at Scientific Plant Service. Understanding the volume of your pond is crucial, as adding too much can result in too much tint and block too much sunlight. 

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Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

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