Ponds and dogs – they almost seem synonymous! While treating your pond, there are circumstances in which a loose canine can hinder or even prevent you from being able to treating your pond.
If your dog runs loose on your property, you must make sure it is not allowed to jump into the pond during treatment or immediately after pond weed treatments. This is very important...the products won’t hurt your dog, but they won’t kill any weeds if the water is disturbed after product is applied! The water must be left undisturbed for at least 24 hours in order to kill submerged weeds. Another reason for your furry friend to avoid the pond for a short while is due to pond dyes! Again, nothing here will harm your dog. There have been a number of instances of a dog jumping in and coming out BLUE! If your dog happens to jump in the location where the dye was applied before it has had the chance to spread, it is concentrated in that area enough to do some staining. With it being concentrated dye, most often than not pet owners will have to wait for it to fade on its own.
The best and easiest thing to do is keep your dog inside on your treatment days. This allows you to effectively treat your pond and not have to worry about what your pet is up to. We love our furry friends (in fact, we have 5 that regularly come to our office) and some of us are also pond owners. We understand your concerns, but you can count on Crystal Blue products for safe, aquatic grade products for your everyday pond or lake use! If you have any further questions, please reach out to our office.