Q: Do you really need to add EcoBoost? What is the best way to apply it?
Becky – Easley, SC
A: If you want to get the most out of your beneficial bacteria, control excess amounts of nutrients and have a pond full of healthy fish, you need to add Pond Logic® EcoBoost to your maintenance routine. Think of it like a multivitamin for your pond; it enhances what you already do to create a clean, clear ecosystem.
Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of EcoBoost and how to effectively use it in your pond or lake.
EcoBoost has three main functions. It binds excess phosphates, enhances the growth of natural bacteria and adds trace minerals that fish need to thrive.
Phosphates – which enter a pond or lake via lawn fertilizer and storm drain runoff – can wreak havoc in an aquatic ecosystem. They act as algae and aquatic plant growth steroids, causing algae blooms, weed proliferation and muck buildup. If left untreated, the result is oxygen depletion and poor fish health.
EcoBoost helps to control those phosphates, and in doing so it acts as a boost for the natural bacteria living in your pond. As the beneficial microorganisms found in MuckAway and PondClear gobble through organic debris on the bottom of your pond and suspended in the water column, EcoBoost binds excess phosphates and removes them from the water.
In addition, more than 80 trace minerals found in EcoBoost promote fish health and fast growth. It’s also safe for other aquatic critters as well as horses, livestock, birds, pets and wildlife.
Easy to Apply
EcoBoost comes as a powder that you simply mix with 2 to 3 gallons water in a pail and pour along the shoreline of your lake. You can apply it every two weeks, or on a routine schedule along with MuckAway and PondClear. It has no temperature restrictions, so you can use it all year long.
If you use chemical algaecides or herbicides, be sure to wait for three days before adding EcoBoost and your beneficial bacteria products.
This spring, try adding EcoBoost to your maintenance routine. You’ll enjoy clear water and healthier game fish.
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