POND PATROL Natural Bacterial Powder
- Now Includes 4 Enzyme Strains!!
- Easy & Convenient Application
- Comes In 25lb Pails w/ 8oz. Water Soluble Packets
- 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 powder 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™ 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.
Monthly Dosage Rates:
- 1/2 Surface Acre = 5 Pounds [10 8oz Packets] Per Month
- 1 Surface Acres = 10 Pounds [20 8oz Packets] Per Month
- 2 Surface Acres = 20 Pounds [40 8oz Packets] Per Month
- 3 Surface Acres = 30 Pounds [60 8oz Packets] Per Month
- 4 Surface Acres = 40 Pounds [80 8oz Packets] Per Month
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.