The Earth-Friendly Choice
Healthy Ponds without Using Chemicals
Get to the Root
The underlying cause of most pond problems is a nutrient overload. Nutrients enter water bodies as the by-product of decaying plants, animal waste and fertilizer runoff. These nutrients act as a food source for algae. However, beneficial bacteria – “good” bacteria that occurs naturally and is not harmful to humans or animals – will also consume these nutrients. When the beneficial bacteria population is large, it outcompetes with algae for the nutrients, essentially starving the algae of its food source so it can’t develop.
A BioBoost Nest provides a place for beneficial bacteria to grow into a nutrient-hungry force that results in clearer water, naturally.
Quick Fix Chemicals Don’t Work
While there are times when a responsible application of chemicals is unavoidable, a short-term “quick fix” chemical approach to water health results in long-term problems.
These chemicals can be toxic to the aquatic ecosystem and to the people and animals that visit it. The applications can be expensive and only provide temporary results. They can create a vicious cycle of chemical dependency, where one treatment leads to pond instability that calls for additional chemical intervention and on it goes.
Chemicals don’t treat the underlying problem. Algae, odor and other water troubles are symptoms of a nutrient overload in the pond and require a plan to permanently reduce these nutrients. That’s where beneficial bacteria comes in.
Green Initiatives Can Rely on Nests
Can you still ensure a beautiful pond without toxic chemicals?
Encouraging a healthy population of beneficial bacteria in your pond is a long-term, sustainable method to treat and prevent algae, odor, weeds and murky water. We recommend a combination approach including aeration, microbial inoculation and BioBoost Nest subsurface bacterial nesting sites.
What Do Nests Do?
A Nest is a durable, inert structure that is left underwater for beneficial bacteria to colonize. Its patented media is made of fine nooks and crannies that foster the rapid development of biofilm, a coating of “gunk” that is made of microscopic beneficial bacteria hungry for nutrients in the water body. Nests also provide an environment just right for young fish fry and other small organisms critical to the food chain. The Nests serve as shelter and feeding grounds for the fry, helping water bodies self-sustain aquatic life.
Watch the Magic of Bacteria in Action
Put a BioBoost Nest to Work for Your Water