Pond Bacteria Application Schedule

General Application Schedule by Water Temperature

~ For Optimum Nutrient Control ~

Winter (40° and Below)

Ice has formed except where diffusers are creating open water. Ideally dissolved oxygen levels should be above 5 ppm. If dissolved oxygen levels fall below this amount a fish may become stressed. Digestion of dead organic materials is actively occurring under the ice though at a slower rate than in warmer temperatures.

Swimming, Fishing & Other Large Ponds

  • Bio Boost Enzyme 300

  • ABI Blue Dye (As Needed With Limited Snow Cover)

Koi Ponds & Watergardens

  • Bio Boost Koi Pond Scrubber

  • Dye (If Depth is Deep Enough)

Spring (32 - 55°F)

Spring is here, and the ice layer is beginning to melt. As the water warms fish will become more active. Aquatic vegetation will begin growing/blooming both in the water and along the shoreline. Algae growth will begin to occur in situations where nutrients were not adequately controlled early enough. Watch for signs of problematic plant growth such as curly leaf pond weed and Eurasian Watermilfoil. Early treatment is key to their control. Fish stocking should be a priority during this time if you desire more diversity within your lake or pond.

Swimming, Fishing & Other Large Ponds

  • Bio Boost Enzyme 300

  • Bio Boost Polar Blend Bacteria

  • Bio Boost Muck Digesting Pellets

  • Bio Boost Nitrifier

  • ABI Blue Dye (As Needed)

Koi Ponds & Watergardens

  • Bio Boost Organic Waste Control Bacteria

  • Bio Boost Koi Pond Scrubber

  • Bio Boost Muck Digesting Pellets

  • Healthy Koi Pond Protectant

  • Dye (If Depth is Deep Enough)

Early Summer (60-70°F)

Summer is around the corner. Fish are actively foraging and/or spawning. Aquatic vegetation and algae are growing vigorously. Now is the time to curtail the growth of vegetation and algae, before they become a nuisance. Consider adding beneficial aquatic plants during this time period for increased preventative maintenance, nutrient control, improved wildlife habitat and erosion control.

Swimming, Fishing & Other Large Ponds

  • Bio Boost Enzyme 300

  • Bio Boost Summer Blend Bacteria

  • Bio Boost Muck Digesting Pellets

  • Bio Boost Nitrifier

  • ABI Blue Dye (As Needed)

Koi Ponds & Watergardens

  • Bio Boost Organic Waste Control Bacteria

  • Bio Boost Koi Pond Scrubber

  • Bio Boost Muck Digesting Pellets

  • Healthy Koi Pond Protectant

  • Dye (If Depth is Deep Enough)

Mid to Late Summer (70°F +)

Summer is now in full swing. Now is the time to enjoy your lake or pond, and all the hard work you have put into it! Fishing and swimming should be your #1 priority, but don't forget to continue routine maintenance and biological additions which will help keep it healthy and beauty. Bacterial and enzymatic activity is also at its peak, meaning this is a critical period for removing or eliminating the build-up of organic matter from you lake or pond.

Swimming, Fishing & Other Large Ponds

  • Bio Boost Enzyme 300

  • Bio Boost Summer Blend Bacteria

  • Bio Boost Muck Digesting Pellets

  • Bio Boost Nitrifier

  • ABI Blue Dye (As Needed)

Koi Ponds & Watergardens

  • Bio Boost Organic Waste Control Bacteria

  • Bio Boost Koi Pond Scrubber

  • Bio Boost Muck Digesting Pellets

  • Healthy Koi Pond

  • Dye (If Depth is Deep Enough)

Fall (55-32°F)

Water temperatures are beginning to cool. As the water cools fish will become less active. Aquatic vegetation will begin dying both in the water and along the shoreline. Fish stocking should be a priority during this time if you desire more diversity within your lake or pond. If possible remove falling leaves to prevent additional nutrients from entering the lake or pond.

Swimming, Fishing & Other Large Ponds

  • Bio Boost Enzyme 300

  • Bio Boost Polar Blend Bacteria

  • ABI Blue Dye (As Needed)

Koi Ponds & Watergardens

  • Bio Boost Koi Pond Scrubber

  • All Season Blend Bacteria

  • Dye (If Depth is Deep Enough)