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Do I just throw MuckAway tablets into the pond from the shore? | Ponds & Lakes Q&A


Q: Do I just throw MuckAway tablets into the pond from the shore?

Q: Do I just throw MuckAway tablets into the pond from the shore?

Rich – Callahan, FL

A: MuckAway™ Pond Muck Reducer does a number on muck. The special blend of aerobic beneficial bacteria digests organic debris (a.k.a. muck), improves water clarity and eliminates noxious odors. The precision-release pellets are easy to use, and they’re perfect for battling built-up sludge anywhere in your pond.

But there is a way to best apply MuckAway™. Here’s what we recommend.

  • Disburse Evenly: Whether you’re using MuckAway™ near the shoreline or across your entire pond, the pellets will need to be spread evenly across the treatment area. Plan to use one scoop per 1,000 square feet.
  • Use a Boat: If you are treating the entire pond or lake, consider using a boat for uniform MuckAway™ dispersal. Individual tablets that are spread very far apart (tossed from the shore) will not have as dramatic an impact on muck as those that are densely and evenly distributed.
  • Consider MuckAway™ TL: A large pond or lake may need the super sludge-busting power of MuckAway™ TL Pond Muck Reducer. When used as directed, it’s designed to break down up to 2″ of muck per month!
  • Combine Forces: Many customers choose to use a one-two punch when contending with water clarity issues. They’ll use PondClear™ Beneficial Bacteria water soluble packets to clean and clear the water column, and MuckAway™ or MuckAway™ TL to break down the sunken muck around often-used areas, like the pond perimeter and beach areas.

You can increase the effectiveness of MuckAway™ and MuckAway™ TL by raking out any large, long-to-decompose debris from the pond before you begin treatments. This allows those aerobic beneficial bacteria to target the fine debris that’s difficult to remove.

Airmax® Aeration is also key to helping your bacteria be more effective at battling muck. The moving, aerated water provides both oxygen and circulation, which creates an ideal environment for MuckAway™ or MuckAway™ TL to flourish. Looking for proof? Check out our Fox Lake Field Study. It shows the results of what happens to muck when MuckAway™ TL and aeration are used together.

Pond Talk: How do you use MuckAway™ in your pond or lake?

Remove Up To 5 Inches of Muck Per Year - Pond Logic® MuckAway™

6 Responses

  1. We have a small pond maybe 250 gal. It was cleaned thurally 2 months when adding 4 pot plants to it. It has a screen 6 ft above it providing shade and eliminating debris. Today I have muck covering the bottom. Do you have any muck away in smaller quanities then the 89$ one. Thanks

  2. I run an aerator 24/7 365. It costs $13.75 a month. 2 diffusers in a 50X135′ swimming pond. It’s in it’s third year and has some but not thick organic matter. Water was clout this spring so used an organic “Blast” product and an algae treatment which
    floated debris and the dead algae and leaves were caught in the skimmer where water is drawn in and pushed uphill into a stream.
    I am interested in discussing your products. Many thanks,

    • Hi Irving – Aeration is a great place to start. Using natural bacteria like MuckAway™ or PondClear™ will also help to remove the organic debris clouding up the water. These are the basis of routine maintenance. It sounds like you are on the right track. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

  3. Just reading about muck away! We need that too, is it fish and frog friendly too?

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