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Healthy Ponds® Black Pond Water Colorant


Treats 500,000 to 2.5 million gallons

Use Black Pond Dye to Improve Water Quality

Step 3 Colorants

Our all-natural black pond dyes are an essential step in maintaining control aquatic vegetation once ecological balance has been restored through the use of other Healthy Ponds products.

Healthy Ponds Reflection Black Pond Water Colorants limit sunlight penetration and lower water temperature, reducing the amount of excess nutrients.

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.

They are also ideal for ponds, lakes, farm livestock, and aquascapes. They come in two easy-to-use application types including granules and water-soluble bags.

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Healthy Ponds® Black Pond Water Colorant (52012, 52013, 52016, 52018)

For maximum effect, Healthy Ponds Reflection Black Pond Water Colorant is best used in conjunction with our dispensers and supplements.

Within 24 hours of applying the Healthy Ponds Reflection Black Pond Water Colorant, the pond will take on a beautiful appearance that will reflect the sky.

Our black pond dyes are made from certifiable food-grade quality dyes that are veterinarian approved and safe for fish, plants, pets, and people.

Additional information

Weight N/A
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Gallons to Treat

500,000 Gallon, 1,700,000 Gallon, 2,500,000 Gallon

Package Options

5 Count Tub, 5 oz Water Soluable Bag, Quart Pourable Granules, Tilt N Pour Granules

Direction For Use:

Calculate pond volume: Length x Width x Depth x 7.5 = Total Gallons

For Colorants 52012 & 52013

Pond Treatment (based on number of gallons)

  • Add one 5 oz. water soluble bag for every 500,000 gallons of water.
    Example: To treat 1,000,000 gallons of water, it requires two 5 oz. water soluble bags.
  • Repeat every 30 days, or as needed to retain desired color.

Application Directions

  • Apply bags from an upwind direction, to aid in product dispersion.
  • Gently toss the bag into the middle of the water. Distribute evenly when using multiple bags.
  • Allow 24 hours for full dispersion.
  • Follow label instructions.
  • Retain usage rate records for future reference, and retreat as needed to retain desired color.

For Colorants 52016 & 52018

One half ounce = ½ tablespoon (T.) Healthy Ponds® Pond Water Colorant treats 50,000 gallons

  1. Calculate ounces of colorant needed to treat pond
    Total Gallons ÷ 100,000 = Ounces of product
    To treat 50,000 gallons of water, apply 1/2 ounce (½ T.) of pond colorant.
    To treat 100,000 gallons of water, apply 1 ounce (1 T.) of pond colorant.
  2. Measure the needed amount of colorant.
  3. Broadcast into pond from multiple locations when possible.
  4. For dramatic appearance, add additional colorant after waiting 12-24 hours. Monitor color every 30 days, to determine longevity of color and application frequency. Retail usage rate records for future reference.

Applying the colorant upwind will help it disperse throughout your pond.
Always document and update how much colorant you applied. This will help you determine the timing and amount of product needed for future applications.
Water quality and turbidity will affect the amount of colorant required to maintain the desired effect.
Rainfall, sunlight and pond conditions will affect how frequently you will need to reapply the colorant.
Always wear gloves, and protect your clothing when applying colorants.

For additional information on pond treatment, read label closely.


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