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What’s the difference between MuckAway™ and PondClear™? |Ponds & Lakes Q&A


What’s the difference between MuckAway™ and PondClear™?

What’s the difference between MuckAway™ and PondClear™?
Missy – Birmingham, MI

Walk into a teenage boy’s room and, as often as not, you’ll be met by piles of dirty clothes, smelly sneakers, pizza crusts, apple cores, and other detritus of teenage life — an unsightly, smelly mess. A thorough clean-up usually involves several steps: first, you pick-up stuff until you find the floor; second, you put the stuff away; and finally, you dust, polish and vacuum. Let two weeks pass (or whatever your mess threshold happens to be). Repeat.

As pond owners know, there is a bit of the teenage boy in Mother Nature. She thinks nothing of dumping leaves, pollen, sticks and other organic material in your ponds, clouding the water and mucking up the bottom. Like the boy’s room, cleaning up your pond often involves a multi-pronged approach. Fortunately, we have the perfect products – MuckAway™ and PondClear™ — to meet your needs.

Both products release aerobic bacteria that digest organic debris, removing excess nutrients and leaving a clearer, cleaner pond. Both products are eco-friendly and easy to apply. Where they differ is the target area. MuckAway™ (as you, the saavy reader, might infer) is designed to remove the ‘pond muck’, organic debris that accumulates at the bottom of your pond. One scoop of MuckAway™ pellets, spread evenly, can treat 1,000 square feet of shoreline, beach area or anywhere muck has gathered on the bottom of your pond. Use every two to four weeks after water temperatures have climbed above 50 degrees until desired results are achieved.

Pond Logic® PondClear™ is intended to digest the floating organic debris that can cloud up your pond. Available in liquid or water soluble packets, PondClear™ goes immediately to work clearing up your pond water without ever impeding your pond use. Like MuckAway™, PondClear™ is NOT a chemical and has no water use restrictions on swimming or irrigation.

Like all great pairings – Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stockton and Malone, hydrogen and oxygen, peanut butter and jelly – MuckAway™ and PondClear™ are terrific on their own, but together they make an unbeatable team when it comes to promotion and maintenance of a clear, healthy, fresh-smelling pond.

Pond Talk: Have you used either MuckAway™ or PondClear™ in the past and noticed increase in results from using both?

Pond Logic® MuckAway™

6 Responses

  1. does muck away or pond clear get rid of leeches

    • Hi Lysa – These products will not get rid of leeches. MuckAway will help to reduce the muck they live in. By controlling the amount of muck in your pond, you will reduce the available area for leeches to breed. Check out this blog: My pond has leeches! How do I get rid of them? Here are the removal tips suggested:
      • Control the muck on the bottom of your pond – which is where they lay their eggs and spend their off time – with a product like MuckAway™.
      • Remove debris, cattails and phragmites from shallow areas of your pond.
      • Add more leech-eating fish.
      • Set a leech trap. Punch leech-size holes in a coffee or aluminum can, bait it with raw chicken and position it in a shallow area of your pond. When the worms go for the grub, they can get in – but not out. The burrs from the whole punch will prevent them from escaping. Remove the can once it’s full and repeat until the leeches are gone.

  2. can you use these if you have fish in your pond? I really need to clear floating algea that the ultra violet light has killed

    • Hi Debbie,

      Pond Clear and Muck Away are natural products and won’t hurt your fish however it sounds that you have a water garden and should use Nature’s Defense and Muck Defense. Same bacteria product but with a dosage much easier to use for your size pond.

  3. I must admit, when I first started “ponding” I knew nothing. I almost gave up until I talked to the Pond Guy. They were a tremendous help. I started using the Muck Away and Pond Clear in my pond and almost overnight my pond went from pea soup to crystal clear. Great products and highly recommend to a someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of time working in their pond!

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