Frequently Asked Questions
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Pond Treatment Questions
How do I calculate pond size?
POND TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Based on Location
Directions for Use of the Pond Calculator:
All measurements should be in Feet or Meters (select choice).
Enter your pond's length, width, and depth.
Pond Cubic Size (Gallons & Liters) field is dynamically populated for you!
*Any water volume over 3,000,000 gallons contact us for dosing levels and a volume discount at 1-877-948-0303
When calculating my ponds size, should I round up or round down?
For example, if you calculate your pond to be 750,000 gallons we would recommend that you use 2 – 500,000 gallon spheres.
What treatments do you offer for koi ponds?
How many months should I treat my water?
Do you offer water testing?
But you are more than welcome to send us pictures of your pond for us to look and determine the best treatment.
My pond smells? How can I reduce the odor?
Day 1 – Recommended amount of Natural Blast®
Day 15 – Recommended amount of Natural Blast®
Day 30 – Recommended amount of Natural Blast® and recommended size of AquaSphere®PRO
Continue treatment until smell dissipates and maintain with monthly AquaSphere®PRO treatment. We encourage our customers to keep extra Natural Blast® on hand in case any problems arise.
How can I reduce the sludge in my pond?
To achieve the best results, use the AquaSphere®PRO with our supplement Natural Blast®.
Why should I treat my water feature (pond, fountain, stock tank, lake)?
What causes the algae in my water feature (pond, fountain, stock tank, lake)?
Algae feeds off of excess nutrients that are in the water. These nutrients can be introduced into the water in numerous ways. Some of the most common are food remaining on an animal’s mouth when it comes to drink, leaves, grass clippings and run off. With warm temperatures and stagnant water, anything organic in the water will decompose releasing nutrients that the algae feed off of. The beneficial bacteria, in Healthy Ponds® by Bioverse® spheres, will consume the excess nutrients and starve off the green organic matter.
When should I treat my water feature (pond, fountain, stock tank, lake)?
How often should I treat my water feature (pond, fountain, stock tank, lake)?
How do I treat my water feature (pond, fountain, stock tank, lake)?
How long will it take to clear my water feature (fountain, pond, stock tank, lake)?
Each water feature is unique so there is not a one size fits all response to that question. In most cases, 4 to 6 weeks is needed to see results. It is IMPORTANT to note that quite often your water feature will initially look worse after starting treatment and then suddenly clear up. The reason for this is simple; as our bacteria consumes the nutrients, the green organic matter at the bottom of the water feature will make a last ditch effort to find nutrients and move to the surface of the water. It then dies off and floats back to the bottom where it is consumed by our product. Treatment is very simple, you toss or place the correct number of products into your pond/stock tank. The dispensers will sink to the bottom and begin releasing the bacteria and enzymes into the water.
What can I do for Blue/Green Algae?
Are your natural products compatible with chlorine?
Are your products safe for my children and pets?
Our SePRO products are also safe when used properly. Always read the directions on the label and if you have a question please call one of our technicians.
Do I need to order Natural Blast and pond dye with my dispenser?
How do I know what supplement to choose?
What does the blue dye look like in my pond?
Once the water has cleared adding blue dye gives the water a blue ocean appearance.
What does the black pond dye look like in my pond?
Our black pond dyes are the choice of golf course superintendents across the country, as it turns the water into a beautiful reflective surface and looks more natural in the golf course setting.
Can I overtreat my pond with your products?
Do your products expire?
Do you offer bulk rate pricing?
Do you offer monthly shipments (product subscriptions)?
Yes! We offer an autoship program where we automatically send the products to you each month, so you know when you receive it, it’s time to put another one in.
Visit our Autoship Program page for more information.
Can I use your all-natural products in salt water?
Our products are about 75% effective in salt water. If you plan on treating a salt water water feature, we recommend that you double the dosage.
I thought the AquaSphere®PRO was biodegradable? Why is it still in the pond?
Do I need to open the AquaSphere®PRO?
Why didn’t your product clean my pond or water feature?
Another possible reason could be that the pond or water feature is struggling due to reasons other than those we typically treat for. We have many years of experience in diagnosing unusual water issues and as a result, are able to assist you. Please call us at 1-877-948-0303.
What payment methods do you offer?
What is your return policy?
If the outer shell of the product is damaged upon delivery, please contact us and we will make arrangements to replace the damaged product. Please note that any return item needs to have the receipt or proof of purchase. For more information regarding our return policy, visit our Shipping Information page.
How much is shipping?
We offer Free Shipping on purchases of $99.00 or more prior to sales tax. You must live in the contiguous United States and shipping time is standard ground, 5-7 days. Additional charges apply for overnight or two day shipping. Shipping is calculated when the order is shipped, and this depends on your location and method of shipping.
I live in Canada - what are my options?
How do I log into my account?
Can I see my past orders?
How can I cancel an autoship order?
Once here, there is now a “Subscriptions” link added to the left sidebar.
You can access your subscriptions (also known as Autoship Products) and Suspend, Cancel, Change Address and Change Payment info.
How can I sign up for your newsletters?
You can enter your information at the bottom of any page on on website, under “Stay In Touch“.