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How do you determine how much product to use?

Customers are always asking us for advice on how much product to use in their ponds. Due to the labeling requirements we are limited to, there is not always a clear cut answer in the customer's hands. Before you begin, there are numerous factors to take into consideration when it comes to product dosing. Without knowing the full picture, you run the risk of wasting your time, energy, and money.

  • Know the size of your pond. You don't want to use too much or too little product.
  • Know what it is that you are treating. That can make a huge difference in what product you need and how much you need to use.
  • Know if the desirable wildlife in your pond have any sensitivities to certain elements of the chemical. For example, koi are sensitive to the active ingredient in Crystal Plex.
  • Be aware of your pond’s water levels. If they tend to fluctuate often, you run a high risk of the products "washing out" and not working to its full potential.

Below is our standard treatment protocol for a 1 acre pond that averages a depth of 4-6 feet deep. Remember, depending on the growth in your pond, you may need more algaecide or herbicide than what we suggest below.

Have questions about treatment or products? Check out these other blogs for more information.

Benefits of Pond Dye

Pond Maintenance 101 Blog Series

Not All Aquatic Weeds Are Created Equal

Treating Cattails With Catt Plex

As always, feel free to reach out to Sanco if you have any additional questions.