Protect and shade your pond with a hint of color for a more natural look. Twilight Blue Pond Dye will add a deep blue appearance to your pond but won't create a bold contrast with the surrounding landscape. Its powerful 4x concentrated formula allows each quart of Pond Dye to treat like an entire gallon of competitive brands! One quart treats up to 1 surface acre, 4-6 feet deep.
Proactive Pond Management
Adding Pond Dye is the first step in managing a balanced ecosystem and keep your pond looking great all year long. Adding Pond Dye improves water quality by stopping excessive sunlight and it protects fish against predators. Using a pond dye will also help keep the water cooler and allow the fish to breathe easier all summer. Apply once every 4-8 weeks or as needed to keep your pond looking great all year.
Fish, Plant & Wildlife Friendly
When used in accordance with label directions Pond Dye Quarts are completely safe for your fish, plants, pets, and pond wildlife.
Please note: Above are recommendations. Always read the product label.
WHEN TO APPLY
For year-long beauty, apply in early spring. Water temperature has no effect on Pond Dye should be applied every 4-8 weeks or as needed to maintain a beautiful color all season long. Heavy rain and/or intense sunlight may require additional treatments of pond dye.
HOW TO APPLY
Shake well before use. Simply pour liquid Pond Dye in several spots along the pond's edge - no mixing required.
WATER USE RESTRICTIONS
Pond dye may be applied to lakes and ponds used for irrigation and aquaculture. Water treated with Pond Dye may be used for recreation, fishing, and other activities immediately after treatment. Safe for recreational ponds, horses, livestock, birds, pets, fish, wildlife, and the environment. Do not apply to water that will be used for human consumption. Not for use in small water features or water gardens.
Choosing to Use Pond Dye
Pond Dyes are no longer perceived as singularly decorative or unimportant to maintaining a balanced pond. Adding pond dye to your pond maintenance regimen is a great way to keep your pond looking great all year long. Pond Dye will shade your pond the unique color of your choosing, whether it is a deep blue tint or a natural mirror-like reflective surface.
The most popular reason to add dye to your pond is to enhance the natural color and beauty of your landscape. Because different dyes protect and shade the pond the same way, color choice is a matter of personal preference, but different shades are better suited to different situations. When selecting one, first consider your environment and what looks natural in your surroundings. Then choose a color:
Go Bold: Still the most widely used, Nature's Blue™ dye is the ideal color for large ponds as it contrasts perfectly with lush green landscaping.
Blend the Landscape: If you don't like the color blue or if your pond is in a wooded area try Black DyeMond™. This option can turn brown or gray water into a beautiful display. It creates a mirrored surface that reflects surrounding trees and natural rocky landscapes, making it perfect for natural ponds in wooded areas.
A Hint of Color: So you wanted the best of both worlds? Now you can have it. Airmax created a dye that will add a little blue in your pond, but won't create a bold contrast with the surrounding landscape. Pond owners can achieve ample color while also creating an attractive rich look with Twilight Blue™.
Although adding dye to your pond does enhance its visual appeal, it also benefits your pond by protecting fish against predators. Predators flying above the pond or lurking along the side of the pond will not be able to see them easily, giving the fish time to dive out of harm's way. Using a pond dye will also help keep the water cooler and allow the fish to breathe easier all summer.
Applying Pond Dye
Adding dye to your pond or lake is easy. Simply pour the concentrated pond dye into the water in several spots along the pond's edge, or toss the easy-to-use water-soluble pond dye packets in the water. Do this every four to six weeks, or as needed depending on rainfall and evaporation.
- Liquid Dye: Simply pour along the shoreline with protective gloves in several spots to treat up to 1 acre. No mixing required.
- Dye Packets: The same protection as liquid dyes, but in a convenient water-soluble packet! Just toss two packets into the water to treat a 1-acre pond.
- Pond Dye Plus Bacteria: Give your pond a one-two punch with this combination of pond dye and PondClear™ liquid bacteria. Great for ponds with a lot of suspended debris or for use after an algaecide/herbicide treatment.
- Pond Dye dosing is based on an average depth of 4-6′ deep. If you are unsure of the depth of the pond grab your boat and a weighted string. Test different areas to get the average depth and follow the dosage rate. Shortly after application, you can see the color spread throughout the water column.
Safe for Swimming
Be sure to wear gloves and work clothes when adding dye to your pond. Once mixed with the water in your pond, pond dye is completely safe for agriculture and irrigation purposes. If you are worried about the dye coloring your skin when you swim, don't. After 24 hours of being applied to the pond, the dye will not stain. It's safe for use in swimming ponds, as well as watering horses, livestock, birds, pets, fish and wildlife.
Pond dye is just one step in managing a balanced ecosystem in your pond. Be Proactive with pond management through the use of aeration and natural bacteria treatments.