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Are you interested in pond dyes, but not quite certain what they are or what they can accomplish? Let’s take a quick look at these great pond maintenance products to help you decide if dye could be the perfect fit for your pond!

Aquatic dye is simply a product that changes the color of the water in your pond.  Most ponds and lakes are not naturally blue…. But they are often a focal point, so dye can help you get the beautiful water that you desire.  Although the most obvious reason for doing this is aesthetic, water dye actually has another important use.

Surprising as it may seem, another reason people turn to water dyes is to manage weeds. The dyes work by blocking out the sunlight that the plants need to carry out photosynthesis, and may sometimes be classified as herbicides. Administering water dye in the early spring can keep weeds from growing and reproducing, and young weeds from ever having the chance to become established.

All of the dye sold by Harrietta Hills is nontoxic, so you can feel confident using it to enhance your pond. Your fish will stay happy and healthy… And so will you!