I have managed my pond for 6 years now had inherited a known clarity and muck problem. There are many products on the market and they are mostly quite pricey. This product mixes effectiveness at a cost that doesn't hurt as much as the others out there. With these products, you have to use them over time. They are not a one time or one bottle fix. I noticed the gas release in the first week of use and knew it was eating at the muck. Water clarity takes time and it depends on how bad your pond is. I'm 12 boxes into treatment and not disappointed. I will treat all through this warm season, at 4 boxes a month. If you aren't using is for 90 days or more, and dosed it properly, you probably aren't going to get the results you are hoping for. I 4 stared this because I always want things to cost less and not have to take time to work. I also understand the things that are out there that are more aggressive to use, I don't want to spend that money on and worry about their other effects on my pond.
- Amazon Customer dsnowgod
Good product, great job.
- Amazon Customer aek7vkjp6rpzxv46o6cy7k7qiuqq
First, let me say I'm not a marine biologist, chemical engineer, own stock or an employee of PondPerfect. Hell, I didn't even take high school chemistry. But, I have had a few ponds and I've owned a couple of saltwater tanks so I did get an on the job crash training on man made artificial environments. I usually don't write reviews but I read a lot of them before I purchase so I felt I should start helping others if I can.
I read several reviews where there was catastrophic results in using this product and one who said, " the product was cloudy". The cloudiness is due to being live enzymes in the product and that's how it works. I always shake mine to get a good suspension before measuring for usage. Seems to work well for me.
I've been using this product for several months now to help control hair algae, green/ dark cloudiness of water, and the nasty swamp odor. The product works very well. No, the hair algae is not eradicated but it is much more manageable. The clarity of the water is wonderful! I can see all the way to the bottom of the 4' depth. There is no longer any swampy odor at all. I do use this product every week for my 7,000 gal pond.
Now, my very limited experience with atrifical water environments, through word of mouth, reading documents and tri and error, has taught me that any changes must be gradual. As I'm sure your aware, when you introduce new fish to your aquatic home, it should be done gradually. Well, when you change your established enviornment with marine l life that has been living there for some time, it needs to be done gradually. Any drastic, instant change is going to shock the whole living environment and kill most things. Maybe it's my location, filtration, water turn over rate, size of pond, my daily fussing with the system, the type and amount of fish and plants I have, the alignment of the stars or something I did right in a previous life but the produce works very well for me.
Get advise from local specialist in your area if you have one. Take a water sample to get it tested. Read several articles, not just one, from experts that work or practice, (notice that is just like the human medical field, "practice", because no one still knows what's going on with God's creation), in your area or similar climate before you jump in and make drastic changes.
I hope this was helpful to someone.
- Mark K. Kucera
It really works; I was surprised I've been using it every week for about a year. I have clear water, healthy plants and HAPPY FISH !! I will continue to use it. I would recommend. :)
- Judy G.
We had not used PondPerfect 30010 Multi Purpose BiologicalPond Treatment 32oz. and it did as described on the info on the bottle. We did have to use it more than once as out pond is the size of a standard swimming pool. An average 500 gallon to 1000 gallon pond would use one bottle. Our water became clear, and smelled as it should in no time when we followed the instructions.
- Nancy H.
The best pond cleaning product I have used. I use it in conjunction with Algae Off. Those are the only two cleaning products I need. The combination keeps the pond ingood shape.
- S. Cox
I'm pretty sure I've posted a review on this before. This stuff just plain works. Use it in your outdoor pond during the warm months. Don't feed your fish and keep a lot of filtering plants in the water and your pond will stay clean the entire season.
- Chris Mayhew
I have used this product before. Works really well in my Koi pond and people often ask how I keep my water so clear.
- Amazon Customer agwfmg25xlftvh72x2hdutoov6za
Recommended by my pond care expert for weekly use to clear the pond of debris. This is the only pond treatment I use.
- Eileen S.
I have what started out to be a smaller lined 'decorative' pond but ended up being 40'x60', average depth of 4', and approx. 20,000 gal. I am in my 3rd full summer and have used nothing but Pond Perfect. ONLY because this was the only one I found I could afford for my size pond! Most every treatment out there is for the small ponds (500-1000 gal.) And yes, would love to be able to buy 1 gallon of the pricier stuff and have it last me April-October like so many can but found Pond Perfect not only isn't killing me financially but if it didn't work my pond would have to be in a horrible state by now. It's clean, clear, no odor, no algae problems (as of yet), muck stays at a minimum (I do work hard keeping leaves/pine needles out being we are in middle of woods) and no fish loss ever and we swim in it all the time. Hope this post maybe helps just one person with a larger lined pond like me. Just remember, if you already have a problem you need to apply more than the maintenance dosage before seeing results as with any treatment!
- Lisa Bussell
Works very well, priced right, shipped on time, damage free, will buy again.
- Amazon Customer afskhhtjctgh7s7jdxbjo3p3sxoa
Cleared my koi pond when I was having trouble finding something that would work. Keeps it clear.
- Theresa Greene
Works great in my small pond (approx. 600 gallons and 4 fish).
- Amazon Customer agntvqonscmehjhrzcjy3fqqlqba
Pond is clearer than ever and all flora and fauna are happy as well
I got this because of sludge in biological filter. Pond Perfect aids in keeping water clear in Florida. Algae forms quickly and this product aids in eliminating pond waste quickly. Satisfied with product.
- Amazon Customer afv3zdl5rn4ftql5lybynmjtvsqa
This stuff really works and goes a long ways. The water was so cloudy. Fish were breathing at the surface until it cleared up the water in about a day or two.
We had tried so many products for our Koi pond and my husband ran across a man and he recommended this product. It cleaned our pond and we will continue buying this product.
- Sandra Wilson
PondPerfect is a great water clarifier for fish ponds!
- Kenneth Westbrook
Keeps our pond clear, now just need to figure out a way to get rid of the algae on the waterfall area
- Christopher J. Thomas
This has been a godsend for my two outdoor fishponds--the only thing I have found that really will control algae.
- Cora Moon
Works very well at keepin my 1200 gallon pond relatively clear, even with messy turtles!
- Amazon Customer ahyr5ts2jicvmrln4htxg6yugiuq
This product has allowed my pond and fish to be balanced, healthy, and happy all through the hot and sunny summer months!
We have used this product before. It keeps our small backyard pond clear all year long. It out performs other products we have tried.
- Jim Kramer
Cleared pond up in 3 days noticeable. 1 week saw 30 inches deep. Skipped a week had it a month now. My pond is about 4-500 gallons.
I'm sure the people giving the reviews less than two starts either didn't follow directions or used another product that countered this because this is by far the best out there. Been using is for years and I also use it in my fish tanks inside. My fish, tanks and ponds LOVE this.
Works like a dream to clear the pond water of suspended particles and algae. String algae may still form on the rocks out of the pond (in the waterfall), but can be removed with a power washer or hose spray if it gets too thick (I did not add to the pond every week since the water was so clear -- if I had, it may have controlled the rock algae even better). Great all in one product.
- Amazon Customer painless39
This is great stuff, better than Cycle. It eliminated the excess waste and fixed the cloudy water that I had. I have a 60 gallon cylindrical type tank that is near impossible to get to the bottom of to vacuum so I rely on bacterial cleaning like this. I have a 9 yr old Red Cap Oranda who seems to be thriving so I must be doing something right. I have an 11 yr old Comet, I originally bought him to cycle this tank, they told me back then that he would probably not make it, well he did and I didn't have the heart to dispose of him, he outgrew his tank really fast and is now in my backyard small 200 gallon pond and he's doing great too. I am in Rhode Island and it's cold but the heater keeps him and his roommates warm.
- Chi-Chi, Cranston, RI
Works great for my tank. It is actually essential in keeping my tank clean.
- Marcel Zammer
This Start Smart Complete Is Must Have For Any New Aquarium.
- Darileen Wallace