A: MuckAway does a number on muck. The special blend of aerobic bacteria digests organic debris (a.k.a. muck), improves water clarity and eliminates noxious odors. The precision-release pellets are easy to use, and they're perfect for battling built-up sludge anywhere in your pond.
But there is a way to best apply MuckAway. Here's what we recommend.
- Disburse Evenly: Whether you're using MuckAway near the shoreline or across your entire pond, the pellets will need to be spread evenly across the treatment area. Plan to use one scoop per 1,000 square feet.
- Use a Boat: If you are treating the entire pond or lake, consider using a boat for uniform MuckAway dispersal. Individual tablets that are spread very far apart (tossed from the shore) will not have as dramatic an impact on muck as those that are densely and evenly distributed.
- Consider MuckAway Total Lake: A large pond or lake may need the super sludge-busting power of MuckAway Total Lake Pond Muck Reducer. When used as directed, it will treat an entire surface acre and eliminates up to 2 inches of muck per month regardless of water depth!
- Combine Forces: Many customers choose to use a one-two punch when contending with water clarity issues. They'll use PondClear Beneficial Bacteria water soluble packets to clean and clear the water column, and MuckAway or MuckAway Total Lake to break down the sunken muck around often-used areas, like the pond perimeter and beach areas.
You can increase the effectiveness of MuckAway and MuckAway Total Lake by raking out any large, long-to-decompose debris from the pond before you begin treatments. This allows those aerobic beneficial bacteria to target the fine debris that's difficult to remove.
Airmax Aeration is also key to helping your bacteria be more effective at battling muck. The moving, aerated water provides both oxygen and circulation, which creates an ideal environment for MuckAway or MuckAway Total Lake to flourish. Looking for proof? Check out our Fox Lake Field Study. It shows the results of what happens to muck when MuckAway Total Lake and aeration are used together.