The thought of adding dye to your water garden may seem like a foreign concept! Why would you want to add color to the water that you’re working so hard to keep clear? Well, there are aesthetic reasons and some practical reasons, too.
Understanding Pond Dye
Pond dye such Crystal Clear® PondTint™ gives shaded ponds a rich look and turns a brown or gray water feature into a stunning pool that reflects the trees and landscape. You’ll find these pond dyes in concentrated form. When added to the pond, the coloring will diffuse throughout the water within several hours. They’re safe for people, pets, fish and waterfowl.
Why Add Pond Dye
Shaded pond water naturally stays clearer than pond water in full sun. If a pond does not have significant surface plant coverage it is a good idea to use PondTint™. Aside from providing shade, pond dye also:
For year-long benefits, apply in the early spring and continue to apply as needed to maintain a true color all season long. Water temperature has no effect on the pond dye, though heavy rain or intense sunlight may require additional treatments.