FAQs

How often do I need to use Natural Pond Cleaner?

When first using Natural Pond Cleaner, pour in bacteria weekly for 4 weeks or until desired water or bottom quality is achieved. Continue monthly at half the initial rate to maintain water quality. Usually bacteria will last up to 30 days in the pond; however, rainfall, outflow and evaporation can deplete levels.

How do I apply Tsunami DQ,aquatic herbicide?

Spray application is most effective and recommended when treating weeds in your pond or lake with Tsuanmi DQ. Please note, this is a non-selective herbicide and can burn or kill plants it comes into contact with. See labeled instructions for amount of diquat needed. Application rates will vary based on overall size and depth of the pond in addition to identifying what type of weed you are treating.  It is necessary to wear protective clothing and eye wear when applying and avoid coming into contact with mist.

When do I use Tsunami DQ?

Tsunami DQ, diquat should be applied when you first notice weed growth. It is important to properly identify the weed to make sure you are using the most effective product. Do not treat if your water temperatures are below 50 degrees as you do not want to waste the herbicide.

Does Tsunami DQ have any restrictions or warnings?

Tsunami DQ has restrictions on consumption and irrigation after application. Please refer to chart on labeled instructions for appropriate time frame (anywhere from 1 to 5 days.) Read complete label directions before handling Tsunami DQ. Keep livestock and all animals away from treated forage near ponds, lake, fields and crops for a 24 hour period. It is recommended to wear protective clothing and eye wear, chemical-resistant gloves and footwear with socks.

How do I apply Rust Kutter?

The surface that Rust Kutter is being applied to needs to be free from oils, grease, dirt and dust. Remove any loose paint or rust with a wire brush or sandpaper. Wipe off any loose residue. Do not grind surface to bare metal. Rust must be present for Rust Kutter to work. Shake Rust Kutter bottle thoroughly and apply with the spray quart container or for the gallon apply with a brush or roller. Immediately after application thoroughly wash brush or roller with warm, soapy water. Allow to dry 24 to 48 hours or until "tacky" feeling is gone.

How does Rust Kutter work?

Rust Kutter uses a balanced formula that causes rust to chemically change to a phosphate, turning the metal black or chalky white depending on conditions. A coat of paint then uniformly attaches itself so to the metal that moisture and oxygen cannot attack the surface, which results in a much longer lasting finish.

How much Rust Kutter should I use?

Rust Kutter spreads easily and covers a larger area than paint because it is as thin as water. One 32 ounce container covers approximately 150 square feet and one gallon covers approximately 600 square feet.

How much Cattplex should I use?

Mix 2 - 3 ounces of Catt Plex per gallon of water to make 1 1/2% solution. Treats an area of approximately 500 square feet. It is recommended to add an aquatic grade surfactant, such as Plex Mate, which helps enhance the herbicide and absorb into the plant or weed.

What do I do if the fountain quits working?

If your fountain quits working there are a few quick and easy options one may want to check. First, check the circuit breaker and the GFI to make sure they did not get flipped. Either one may need to be reset. Another possibility is there is a short in the system. Disconnect power and check cord for damage. You may need to replace the cord. If the problem isn't resolved please call Sanco Industries for additional trouble-shooting.

What if my fountain has low to no spray?

If the fountain has low to no spray, there may be a blocked screen or nozzle. Disconnect power, thoroughly clean the screen and nozzle. Also check to see if the o-ring is missing or damaged, and correctly seated in the groove. Make sure the nozzle is installed properly and in the right direction. The nozzle is marked "this side up." Finally, check to see if the water level is at least 5 feet deep. If not, move to a deeper section of the pond. Restart unit. If these solutions do not help, please contact Sanco Industries.