Lake Restoration Dye in a pond.

When Should I Dye My Pond?

When to Dye Your Pond

Pond dyes can be applied at any time. We recommend dying your pond in the spring to help reduce weed growth. This will significantly filter the amount of sunlight that gets to the underwater plants and algae, effectively slowing their growth and limiting the amount of regrowth you’ll experience throughout the season.

When the water is brown or cloudy

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 designed for ponds.

When you want help controlling growth

Water dyes are not chemicals and will not kill the weeds and algae; however, they will help slow down weed and algae growth. Controlling algae and weeds is not possible with dyes alone. They are best used in conjunction with herbicide and algaecide applications. Read more here.

Choosing a Dye

The concentrates are easy to use: pour the correct dose into the pond at one or more locations. Natural water movement will disperse the dye within a few hours throughout the pond. All dyes are food-grade, which means that they will pose no threat to wildlife (fish or otherwise) if the water is consumed. This means there are no restrictions on swimming, fishing, irrigation, or livestock watering when using Lake Restoration colors.

Our Sapphire Bay contains a blend of blue and yellow mixes to block out specific light rays that are critical to photosynthesis. It will leave your water a natural, pleasing blue color. Continue to use it throughout the summer to keep your water looking great!

Reflection Black  is great to use in the fall months because it will filter a significant amount of the sunlight from reaching the underwater weeds and algae. Filtering sunlight substantially slows the regrowth of aquatic nuisances, leading to less growth the following spring. This black color will give your pond a bottomless and reflective appearance.

Keep your pond, lake, or water feature looking its best. To enhance the overall health of your water and reduce the amount of regrowth, we recommend using our Pond Treatment Products. You will be able to eliminate floating and submerged weeds, reduce the nutrients, clear up remaining algae, and diminish weed growth.