What Makes Nature’s Pond Conditioner Work?
Updated: Mar 11
Nature’s Pond Conditioner was created to reduce the effort, complexity, and annual expense of caring for bodies of water. As a company, we are forever committed to providing products that are safe for all and environmentally friendly. But what makes our Nature’s Pond Conditioner work and what makes it different from chemical-based approaches?
Nature’s Pond Conditioner is made up of an all-natural blend of beneficial bacteria, enzymes, plant extracts and a food grade dye which come together to break down and consume excess nutrient load in your pond/dugout or lake. Along with Koenders Windmill, Electric or Solar Aeration System, and the manual removal of aquatic vegetation with our Nature's Pond "Cutter N Rake", you have a complete, natural pond care solution that works all year round.
When we say Bacteria, what do we mean?
Bacteria are microscopic living organisms that are found in all matter; some are beneficial, and some are not. The ones that have been tested and proven in our Nature’s Pond Conditioner are beneficial in the process of decomposing organic matter found in ponds and lakes.
Our blend of both anaerobic (extremely low oxygen levels required) and aerobic (requiring oxygen) bacteria have been proven to work and field tested in tens of thousands of ponds in all regions and climates of the world.
Bacteria replicate at different rates depending on the selection of bacteria being used and the environments where they are exposed. Bacteria are essentially the makers of enzymes; as they consume various kinds of organic matter and different forms of waste they excrete enzymes. They also convert consumed organic matter into non-toxic by-products such as Co2 (carbon dioxide) and H2O (water), leaving no toxic residues.
Nature’s Pond Conditioner’s blend of bacteria are 100% natural and safe. They consume the muck and sludge at the bottom of the ponds/dugouts, lakes as well as the suspended nutrients in the water resulting in healthy, clean and clear water. A natural, sustainable approach to pond and lake care.
What are Enzymes?
Enzymes are NOT living organisms, they are biological molecules (typically in the form of proteins) that help speed up almost all chemical reactions.
Having the right enzyme mix already present in any formulation can dramatically speed up the decomposition process of organic matter. Unlike bacteria, enzymes cannot reproduce themselves and they do not actually consume the waste. They are, however, essential in breaking down organic waste so that bacteria can consume it.
Nature’s Pond Conditioner has a formulation of enzymes present in its blend to ensure bacteria has a readily available food source for its never-ending appetite for organic waste.
What makes Chemical-Based Treatments Different?
Chemicals are not living organisms; they are a substance that has been prepared, especially artificially. The chemicals we are trying to avoid in our ponds, lakes and water resources come in the form of detergents, pesticides, algaecides, corrosive acids and metals.
Chemicals cannot reproduce themselves and have a one-time impact with immediate and sometimes detrimental effects. Pond chemicals are widely used and are mostly promoted as magical remedies for pond care problems. Chemicals cannot take the place of bacteria and enzymes, they are short lived, not sustainable, environmentally harmful, and not nearly as effective - leaving toxic residues.
Harsh Chemicals are promoted to reduce sludge and muck, though their usage increases health risks to the users, fish, cattle and farm animals, wildlife and the environment.
“Between 1930 and 2000 global production of man-made chemicals increased from 1 million to 400 million tonnes each year.” - WWF Federation
Some chemicals have brought significant benefits to society in such cases as healthcare. Unfortunately, the majority of chemicals are damaging people, wildlife, our food and water. We still don't know the long-term impacts that using chemicals will have on anything including ponds, lakes, ground water and oceans.
It is for these reasons, we encourage the use of natural products. Nature’s Pond Conditioner’s blend of all natural bacteria and enzymes, along with "Bottom Up" Aeration and manual removal of aquatic vegetation, results in a healthy, clean, and clear water that makes a positive impact on the environment.
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Pictures provided by happy Koenders' customer Dick Stauffer in Alberta Canada. Dick has been using Nature's Pond Conditioner for 4 years now along with Koenders Windmill aeration system for his pond.