After using this product for 6 years, we have found "Pond Balance" to be quickest
in eliminating string algae (called "blanket weed"
in the U.K.) in ponds as well as eliminating planktonic algae
(split pea soup green water) in some ponds without the use of
an ultraviolet filter. However we continue to find UV filters
less expensive and less time consuming overall in the long term
elimination of planktonic algae. Ultraviolet
filters also act as a prophylactic for free swimming
our own use & feedback from our customers:
use of ultraviolet filtration does not seem to negatively affect
the performance of "Pond Balance".
You may not see any signs of improvement until the end of the
third treatment. (However, some of our customers have reported
visible difference after only one treatment!)
dose will usually not achieve desired results:
Use once a week for 4 weeks,
then once or twice per month thereafter, i.e., S726 is
a 6-week supply for a 1500 gallon pond.
algae covering the bottom and sides of the pond appears only
slightly affected by "Pond Balance"
by the end of the fourth treatment, then recovers quickly.
"Pond Balance" appears to eliminate
string algae in waterfalls where a constant flow of water occurs.
"Pond Balance" appears to produce
the desired "gin colored" water strived for in koi
ponds and watergardens.
"Pond Balance" aids in Lily plant
health by eliminating string algae growth on stems and pads.
the use of "Pond Balance"
initially to reduce the string algae. Some customers find "Barley
Extract" to be useful in maintaining the algae balance after using "Pond Balance".
to remove the dark green short fuzzy type algae that grows on
the sides and bottom of your pond. This is beneficial algae.
Each box or tub of Pond Balance comes with a blue measuring scoop. Typically, on the largest size of Pond Balance (S727), that scoop will be buried in the product, making it difficult to find. The dosage is 2/3 of a Tablespoon per 75 to 90 gallons of pond water. If you have a bad case of string algae, dose it at 2/3 Tablespoon of Pond Balance for 75 gallons of pond water. If you have a moderate to light string algae problem, base your dosage on 2/3 Tablespoon of Pond Balance to 90 gallons of pond water.