How do pond & lake dyes work?
Lake dyes tint the water with a color such as dark blue, black, or blue-green. Tinting pond water with pond dye will cover the brownish or greenish appearance and act like sunscreen, protecting your pond from excessive sunlight, as UV rays can damage your pond’s beneficial bacteria.
You can help your beneficial bacteria by using lake dye. Lake or pond water dye will block sunlight from damaging the bacteria you are trying to reproduce to eat your excess muck or organic nutrients.
When is Lake Dye applied?
It’s best to apply aquatic lake dyes in the early spring. Applications are most effective in March or April. In the southern states, you can use lake dyes all year.
How long will pond dye last?
Pond dye typically starts to fade by 4-8 weeks, depending on rainfall, water flow, and sunlight exposure. Regularly using pond dye for small ponds can maintain its concentration and aesthetic appeal for longer. Smith Creek Fish Farm's pond dye for sale has lasting vibrancy and minimal reapplication needs.
Is it safe to swim in a pond with pond dye?
Yes, swimming in a pond treated with pond dye is safe. Our lake dye products are non-toxic and environmentally friendly. They ensure the safety of swimmers without compromising the water's quality or color.
Is pond dye terrible for fish?
No, pond dye is not harmful to fish. We carefully formulate our collection of pond water dye to be fish-friendly. It's a safe way to enhance your pond's appearance without impacting the health and well-being of aquatic life, including using black dye for ponds.
How do you apply lake dye?
It is easy to apply pond and lake dye. Just pour the dye like this Aquashade Pond Dye - 1 Gallon in the water or throw it in a water-soluble pond dye coloring toss-pack. The lake dye will spread quickly, often within a few hours. You should use an aerator or fountain when applying the lake dye. The dyes will diffuse naturally throughout the water. You don't need to spray the dye to cover the area evenly. It is enough to pour the dye from the bottle in three or four places around the shore.
Be careful when applying the concentrated pond water dye; getting it on your clothing or skin will cause staining. However, once it dilutes in the lake, it will not stain. Smith Creek Fish Farm now offers water-soluble lake dye-toss packs, which make application quicker and easier. You can browse our pond dye for sale from top brands.
After the initial application of the pond water colorant, the dye concentration will start to fade within a few months, and this is because runoff from rain reduces the dye concentration. Because the dye is organic, the color will gradually disappear. Sometimes, "touch-ups" may be necessary as the dye fades. You should maintain the color throughout the year. You can easily purchase professional quality dyes registered by the EPA online at Smith Creek Farm Shop. We have everything from black dye for ponds to blue pond dye for small ponds.
Contact a Smith Creek Fish Farm expert if you have questions or need advice.