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When do I stop using my ClearPAC® products for the season? | Ponds & Lakes Q&A

Q: When do I stop using my ClearPAC® products for the season?

Q: When do I stop using my ClearPAC® products for the season?

Brenda – Martinsburg

A: An incredibly handy product, Pond Logic® ClearPAC® and ClearPac® PLUS come packaged with everything you need to keep your pond or lake clean and clear all season long, including Algae Defense®, PondClear™, MuckAway™ (in PLUS only), EcoBoost™ and Nature’s Blue™ Pond Dye. Each component has different usage recommendations. Here’s what you need to know about using each one in the fall and wintertime:

Algae Defense®: You can stop using this algae killer when the water dips below 60° Fahrenheit. Though you might see green growth during the winter, the active ingredients in Algae Defense® are ineffective at lower temperatures.

PondClear™ & MuckAway™: The beneficial bacteria that make up PondClear™ and MuckAway™ won’t work well when the water temperatures are lower than 50°F. Save the little muck and debris munchers for spring when the sun has warmed your pond or lake.

EcoBoost™: Formulated to bind suspended organics, EcoBoost™ helps to clear water, enhances beneficial bacteria and provides trace minerals to fish. It has no temperature restrictions, so it can be used all year round!

Pond Dye: Pond Dye can also be used year-round to shade your pond or lake, and bring beauty and color to your landscape. If it’s too cold to dump the Pond Dye concentrated liquid in the water, try using our Pond Dye Packets. You simply drop the easy-to-use water-soluble packets in various spots in your lake and in a short time the color will diffuse throughout the water.

Hopefully this has “cleared up” when and how to use the products in ClearPAC™.

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Season-Long Algae Control with the ClearPAC® – Pond & Lake Q & A

ClearPAC® – Season-Long Pond Care in One Convenient Package

Q: Is there any one product that I can use to get my pond cleared up? I have tried numerous products from my local feed store with little to no success. Please help! – Jason of Indiana

A: One of the best ways to maintain your pond all year long is to get a ClearPAC®. The ClearPAC® is a collection of products that come in one package designed to make the maintenance of your pond as simple as possible. The following is a list of the products that are included within the ClearPAC® and what their purposes are:

Algae Defense® – The Algae Killer*: Algae Defense® is an algaecide that once sprayed onto algae, within hours the algae is dead. It is very fast acting. If algae is present in your pond, we recommend using Algae Defense® to kill off the algae before starting the rest of the package.

PondClear™ – The Natural Bacteria: PondClear™ is one of the best products used in the market today to help keep your pond clean and clear. These easy-to-use water soluble packets, once toss into the water, go to work immediately to breakdown muck, remove excess nutrients and eliminate noxious odors. PondClear™ will naturally improve a pond’s water clarity by attacking suspended organic waste. This powerful bacteria can breakdown as much as 5 inches of muck per year! We recommend using PondClear™ every two weeks throughout the season when water temperatures are above 55° Fahrenheit.

Nature’s Blue™ – The Pond Dye: This super concentrated pond dye works great at giving your pond a long lasting natural blue color as well as filtering out sunlight. This quart is so concentrated that it is equal to many other pond dye gallons out on the market.

EcoBoost™ – The Eco-Enhancer: EcoBoost™ works to bind up excess nutrients and sinks them to the pond’s bottom to make them unavailable as a food source for algae. EcoBoost™ also helps stimulate the PondClear™ natural bacteria. Once EcoBoost™ has settled the nutrients to the pond’s bottom, PondClear™ goes to work to break them down further. PondClear™ and EcoBoost™ are a fantastic “one-two punch” to keep your pond clean and clear.

The ClearPAC® is a great way to keep your pond clean, clear and healthy all season. We always recommend to add an aeration system to help further enhance the performance of the ClearPAC®. (Click here to read more about aeration). The ClearPAC® comes in two different sizes, the 1/4 Acre ClearPAC® and the 1/2 Acre ClearPAC®. There is enough product to treat the ponds for up to 6 months!

*Algae Defense® cannot be shipped to the following states: California, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, New York and Washington. Algae Defense® will be omitted from orders going to these states.

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