Clear Pond All Natural Barley is a natural way to maintain a clean and healthy pond.
To best observe the benefits of barley straw it should be used continuously throughout the year with Clear Pond BSL (Bio Surge) Liquid and Dry Formula, which can also be used year-round. Barley straw treatment can be started at any time.
When barley straw is put into water, its cellular structure starts to break down, or decompose, aided by a mixture of water, light and oxygen. That is why barley works best when floating near the water surface. A microbial activity process drives this breakdown or decomposition. It is during this process that chemicals are released which inhibit the growth of algae.
When barley straw is blended with lavender stalks it tends to be more effective in keeping troubled ponds clear and clean (requires pumped circulating water). Each pad treats ponds up to 1/4 acre. Pads are 7” square each and treat from 700 to 1,200 gal. of water. Each pond pad is good for use for up to four months. Pads are in packs of three. Sizes are for ponds from 10 gallons to 1/4 acre.
Pond Pad Floater
The Pond Pad Floater has been developed to keep pond pads suspended near the top of the pond to maximize performance. When Pond Pads are used in deep ponds it is possible for them to sink into the depths where they may be less effective in controlling algae. The Pond Pad Floater will hold a pond pad just below the surface where it will work most effectively.