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Is it too cold to treat my pond with the ClearPAC® PLUS? | Ponds & Lakes Q&A


: Is it too cold to treat my pond with the ClearPAC® PLUS?

Q: Is it too cold to treat my pond with the ClearPAC® PLUS?

Steve – Denham Springs, LA

A: The Pond Logic® ClearPAC® and ClearPAC® PLUS combine PondClear™, Algae Defense®, EcoBoost™ and Nature’s Blue™ Pond Dye to combat algae and suspended debris and beautify your lake or pond. Some components of this super-pack have temperature limitations while others can be used year-round. Let’s take a closer look at each one.

PondClear™ (and MuckAway™)

Beneficial bacteria that break down muck and suspended debris, such as those found in PondClear™ (and MuckAway™ in ClearPAC® PLUS), can be used when water temperatures rise to more than 50° Fahrenheit or so. Though that temperature is not a definitive starting point, the bacteria will become more effective as the temperatures rise. Bottom line: When your underwater thermometer tops 50°, it’s time to start treating your pond or lake with ClearPAC®.

Algae Defense®

This algae-destroyer can be used to treat troublesome floating filamentous algae, bottom growing chara or the planktonic algae as long as it’s green and growing, and the water temperature in your pond or lake is above 60° Fahrenheit.

EcoBoost™

EcoBoost™, which is a bacteria booster rather than an actual bacteria, has no temperature restrictions so it can be used year-round to bind phosphates that find their way into your pond or lake. You can use EcoBoost™ throughout the spring to give you a head start on pond season.

Pond Dye

The final ingredient in the Pond Logic® ClearPAC®, Nature’s Blue™ Pond Dye, is not temperature-sensitive, so it can be used year-round to give your pond or lake that aesthetic appeal throughout the winter months. And if spring storms are preventing you from standing next to your pond pouring in a quart of dye, try Pond Dye Packets—all you do is toss the water-soluble packet into the water and head back to your warm and toasty home!

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4 Responses

  1. I just got my kit the eco boost says. To apply when water temps. Are above 50

    • Hi Jason – Yes, the label does state to apply when temperatures are above 50°F. This is largely because most people use it with PondClear & MuckAway. EcoBoost can be used to flocculate particles if your pond is muddy in temperatures under 50°F.

  2. Ref. pond dye:
    I have a new muddy 3/4 ac. pond.
    Would it be ok to put in dye to hide the brown ugly water?
    Ralph
    West Va.

    • Hi Ralph – Pond Dye is slightly different in any pond you put it in. In order to mask the brown water, you may want to use the Black DyeMond™ color. Adding a flocculant like EcoBoost™ will help to clear up the muddy water.

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