AquaClear Pellets to Rid the "Muck" from the Pond

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How to Get Rid of Pond Muck

A customer recently contacted us regarding reducing the large amount of muck in his pond. Below is his question and our response.


Hi…we have a 1/8 acre pond, about 5-6 feet deep on average, clean and swimmable but with about a foot of organic muck/sludge on the bottom (from 20 years of leaves, and other organic matter largely).  What would you recommend as a starting dose, and how long do you think it would take before we see results.  We were considering having the bottom dredged, but do you think your product could get as clean or nearly as clean overtime?  Let us know what you think and what you recommend.  Many thanks.


AquaClear Pellets are natural beneficial bacteria that are designed to reduce the decayed vegetation, reduce odor and clarify your water.  AquaClear Pellets will not harm fish, birds, plants or humans.  Best of all, kids and pets can swim the same day as application.

Your 1/8 acre pond with a maximum 6 foot depth is 5,445 sq. ft. with an average 3 foot depth.  A pond this size would require 1.25 lbs. of AquaClear Pellets per treatment.  Simply weigh out the proper amount of pellets and spread evenly over the pond surface.  Each treatment will normally consume ½-1 inch of muck.  Visible results should be apparent after 1 to 2 weeks.

Due to the large amount of muck in your pond multiple applications will be needed.  Each 10 lb. bag of AquaClear Pellets will give you 8 weekly treatments.

Read what our customers have to say about our products:

Review for AquaClear Liquid

Though I haven't purchase of the Aquacide pellets (due to winter), the package I used last summer worked very well. Looking forward to controlling more of our pond weeds in 2018. I'm not sure how long the pellets work (one season or more) but we'll find out come spring. Thanks for the excellent service.

- Cheryl C.


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