Pond Dyes: Blue, Black and Pond Dye Packets
An immense benefit of using pond dyes is that you get to see instant results. Most pond treatments take 2-4 weeks before you see results, but with pond dyes you will have instant satisfaction in a single day. Due to uncontrollable geographic properties, a pond’s water may become dull, cloudy, or a dirty brown. A great way to reconcile this and enhance the beauty of your pond is to use special dyes. Not only do the dyes color your pond, but many pond dyes such as Aquashade also have UV filtering properties that curb weed growth. Read more about the benefits of dying your pond.
Two of the most popular commercially available pond dyes are Aquashade and Sapphire Bay®. Aquashade is a blend of blue and yellow dyes that work together specifically to screen or shade portions of the sunlight spectrum (red-orange and blue-violet) that are known to promote underwater weed and algae growth. Sapphire Bay® blue pond dye adds a natural looking blue-green color to lakes, ponds, or large fountains.
Pond dye’s UV filtering properties, particularly Aquashade’s, is beneficial for limiting algae growth. Algae can easily over take a pond and damage the overall health. By using pond dyes, you can help limit the algae’s ability to proliferate throughout your pond.
All dyes are food-grade, which means that they will pose no threat to wildlife (fish or otherwise) if the dyed water is consumed. This means there are no restrictions on swimming, fishing, irrigation, or livestock watering when using a pond dye.
For late season pond dye use, we recommend a black dye called Loch Ness. It is an effective black pond dye that will significantly darken your pond and provide a more pure, reflective quality By dying a pond black late in the season, you will limit the amount of weed regeneration in the coming season.
A short video demonstrating the proper application of a pond dye: