Check the water temperature
Many bacteria treatments only work in water temperatures of 10°C and above so it’s important to make sure your water is at a temperature where the bacteria can function. Envii’s pond treatments work as low as 4°C which means you can treat earlier in the spring and later into autumn.
Let it sit in a bucket of pond water
Bacterial products are supplied in a dormant state. By adding them to a clean bucket of POND water and letting them sit for 1-2 hours, you are allowing them to ‘wake up’. This will also make it easier to distribute the product evenly when it comes to putting it in the pond.
Keep your bucket of water warm
Warm water allows bacteria to wake up faster. Putting the bucket in direct sunlight or in a greenhouse/conservatory will increase performance dramatically.
Clean your filters!
We can’t stress this one enough! You should clean your filters before using pond treatments and then clean them every few days. Bacteria will loosen any solid matter in the pond which means it will get sucked into the filter. As the filter gets dirtier it will clog and stop filtering the water.
Don’t add any nutrients
We’ve seen someone suggest this but it’s terrible advice! A nutrient will help the bacteria grow but it will also feed the decaying matter that you are trying to get rid of. Let the bacteria do its job!
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