Beneficial Pond Bacteria

At Flag City Water Systems, our goal is “natural” pond treatment. We strive to maintain the overall health of the pond, and it’s eco-system, without the use of harsh chemical pesticides. We achieve this goal primarily with the use of our natural pond clarifier. This product contains naturally occurring, beneficial pond bacteria, which are non-pathogenic (non-disease causing), and occur naturally in soil and water, in our environment. When applied to ponds & lakes, our beneficial bacteria, provide the following benefits:

– Reduces Murky Water
– Reduces Odors
– Reduces Bottom-Sludge
– Reduces Phosphate

Reducing Murky Water

Our beneficial bacteria cultures produce enzymes. These enzymes break down a variety of organic wastes found in pond water. Examples of these organic wastes are decaying grass clippings, leaves, plants, fish wastes, etc. Our beneficial bacteria consume these organic wastes as their food supply, thus eliminating the wastes from the pond water. The result of eliminating these wastes is clean, clear water. The by-products of this natural process are carbon dioxide, water and more beneficial bacteria.

Reducing Odors

As our beneficial bacteria remove organic wastes (decaying grass clippings, leaves, plants, fish wastes, etc.) from the pond water, the odors stemming from these decaying wastes disappear.

Reducing Bottom-Sludge (Muck)

As our beneficial bacteria eliminate decaying grass clippings, leaves, plants, fish wastes and similar wastes from the water, they also begin to reduce the build-up of these wastes at the bottom of the pond, which has occurred over time, With continued use of our beneficial bacteria, we can naturally and successfully reduce this bottom-sludge (muck).

Reducing Phosphate & Nitrate

As our beneficial bacteria consume organic wastes (decaying grass clippings, leaves, plants, fish wastes, etc.) as their food source, they simultaneously consume problem nutrients from the water (phosphate, ammonia, nitrite & nitrate). These nutrients occur naturally in the pond and when they accumulate to certain levels, cause many problems in the water. Additional phosphate and nitrate can enter the pond from fertilizer run-off, when rain water washes fertilizer into the pond.