POND PATROL Natural Bacterial Pellets
- Easy Convenient Application
- Now Includes 4 Enzyme Strains!!
- Comes In 25lb Pails w/ 1oz. Disolvable Pellets
- Helps Control Nitrites, Nitrates, Ammonia and Phosphates
- Concentration Of 5 Billion Colony Forming Units Per Gram
- Completely Harmless To Plants, Fish, Pets and Humans
- Improves Overall Water Quality In Aquatic Ecosystems
- Stores For Up Two Years Without Loss Of Effectiveness
POND PATROL™ "all season" aerobic pond bacteria is a pellet form bacteria formulation that contains (7) species of beneficial pond bacteria. Our proprietary blend of bacteria is designed for year-round use in koi ponds, fish ponds, farm ponds and water gardens of all sizes. POND PATROL™ aerobic bacteria is a multi-purpose bacteria that will remove excess nutrients in your pond or lake including: ammonia, nitrates, nitrites and even phosphates to some degree. If these "nutrients" are left in your pond or lake it may cause an abundance of unsightly algae blooms and/or other unwanted aquatic weed growth.
For best results POND PATROL™ pellets should be added every two weeks. The amount required depends heavily on the age and condition of the body of water. Older ponds generally need more bacteria than newer ponds. Spot treating around docks or beaches is very common with this product as well.
Monthly Dosage Rates:[Note: each 25lb pail contains approximately 400, 1oz pellets]
- 1/2 Surface Acre = 5 Pounds [80 1oz Pellets] Per Month
- 1 Surface Acres = 10 Pounds [160 1oz Pellets] Per Month
- 2 Surface Acres = 20 Pounds [320 1oz Pellets] Per Month
- 3 Surface Acres = 30 Pounds [480 1oz Pellets] Per Month
- 4 Surface Acres = 40 Pounds [640 1oz Pellets] Per Month
Our special blend of lake and pond aerobic bacteria is a desirable product for pond and lake restoration for two reasons. (1) Our POND PATROL™ bacteria brings nuisance algae under control naturally and effectively in your pond or lake.(2) Our POND PATROL™ pond bacteria consumes the "muck" on the bottom of your pond or lake. This special blend of pond and lake aerobic bacteria removes excess nutrients, including nitrates and phosphates which cause problem algae blooms, excess weed growth, sludge and muck build-up as well as foul odors. The POND PATROL™ strain of aerobic bacteria for pond and lake restoration is not an algaecide and does not actually "kill" algae or aquatic weeds. Rather, this lake and pond bacteria consumes the nutrients in your pond or lake that algae and aquatic weeds naturally thrive on. By doing so, we are essentially able to "starve" the algae and aquatic weeds in your pond or lake thereby restoring your pond or lake to its pristine natural beauty.
How and why are aerobic bacteria effective for pond owners?
We are often asked how lake and pond aerobic bacteria helps reduce aquatic weed growth in ponds, lakes and water gardens and restore your pond or lake ecosystem. The answer is a little complicated but this is the basic idea. All ponds and lakes have naturally occurring living organisms called “bacteria”. These bacteria consume mass quantities of “nutrients” also found in every pond. The word “nutrients” is a generic term that actually is a combination of other compounds such as phosphates and nitrates, also found in every pond. These nutrients are introduced into the body of water by dead or decaying leaf matter, fish waste, fertilizers and similar sources. We know that all plants, including aquatic weeds need nutrients to survive and multiply. And so if we can reduce the amount of nutrients entering the pond we can reduce the aquatic weed growth and algae blooms at the same time. But it is often difficult, if not impossible to stop all nutrients from entering a pond or lake, and so the best way to control the nutrients is to assist those bacteria in consuming the nutrients for us. The more nutrients consumed by the bacteria, the fewer nutrients that are available for the aquatic weeds and algae. This is done in a two-step process. First, the more aerobic bacteria you have in your pond the greater the nutrient consumption is going to be. Therefore, it is very important to continually add more bacteria to the body of water through the course of a season, as the life span of most bacteria strains is relatively short. Second, the bacteria in your pond need large quantities of oxygen, hence the term aerobic, which is the energy they need to consume the nutrients. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage our customers to have BOTH aeration and aerobic pond bacteria, for a healthy pond or lake environment.