5 simple tips to get the best from your bacterial pond treatments

We’re confident about how well our products work, however to ensure our customers are getting the best out of them, we thought it would be great to share some best use practices to ensure that you get optimum results when you are tending to your pond.

Here are 5 simple tips to get the best results from your Envii bacterial pond treatments:

 

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. With Envii’s pond treatments work as low as 4°C which means you don’t have to worry as much about water temperatures in the colder months.

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. Again, while our products are effective at lower temperatures, the bacteria are still more efficient when you expose them to an adequate amount of heat. We advise 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!

 

Now that you’ve covered how to maximise the use of Envii bacterial pond products, you may want to find out what you should and shouldn’t be doing to your pond in general.

For more information and guidance on which products to use for specific pond maintenance problems, visit www.bio8.co.uk

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