Microbe-Lift® Barley Straw Pellets

  • Actively Clears Water
  • Continues Working Up To 6 Months
  • All-Natural Pond Treatment

Microbe-Lift® Barley Straw Pellets has all the benefits of Barley Straw, but without the mess or the unsightly look of bales, pillows or pads. Designed to decompose quickly, Barley Straw Pellets produces humic acids which soften pond water and reduce the negative effects of phosphates. Microbe-Lift® Barley Straw Pellets may also buffer pH and control some alkalinity, depending on level and length of use.

Tech Specs

Usage Information

Microbe-Lift(r) Barley Straw Pellets 4.4 Pound
4.4 Pound
Microbe-Lift(r) Barley Straw Pellets 10.5 Pound
10.5 Pound
Pond Size Treats 800 Gallon Pond Up To 8 Months Treats 2,500 Gallon Pond Up To 6 Months

Dosage Rates

Pond Size (In Gallons)
Clear Water Rate
Turbid Water Rate
Up to 800 Gallons 24 oz 48 oz
Up to 1000 Gallons 30 oz 60 oz
Up to 1500 Gallons 45 oz 90 oz
Up to 2000 Gallons 60 oz 120 oz
Up to 2500 Gallons 70 oz 140 oz
Up to 4000 Gallons 95 oz 210 oz
Up to 5000 Gallons 130 oz 280 oz

Please note: A graduated, dry-measuring cup is included.

How To Use

Use 3 oz. per 100 gallons every 6 weeks. Application can start at any time throughout the year. When treating, apply in depths less than 3 feet or water and where the water is flowing. The water may become cloudy or "tea" colored immediately after treatment. This is normal and will clear shortly after.

Common Barley Questions

How does Barley Straw work? As the barley straw decays in the presence of oxygen (and possibly sunlight); natural chemicals are released or produced that help clean and clear water. With Barley Extract, there is no waiting for the barley bale to decompose. With treating your pond according to label instructions, Barley Extract can lead to much cleaner and clearer pond water.

Is Barley Straw a form of algaecide? No, Barley Straw is not registered with the US Environmental Protection Agency as a pesticide, and therefore no claims are made regarding its use in preventing, removing, controlling or eliminating algae. This is an all-natural product, and does not contain any known pesticides, chemical additives, or even "ingredients"- it is just barley straw.


Replacement Parts

Here are the replacement parts for Microbe-Lift ® Barley Straw Pellets.

Weeds Treated

The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. Microbe-Lift® Barley Straw Pellets is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.