The Pond Guy<sup>®</sup> Barley Extract

The Pond Guy® Barley Extract

  • Naturally Clear Pond Water
  • Benefits Of Barley Without the Mess
  • Powerful & Fast Acting Formula

All the benefits of barley straw without the mess! The Pond Guy® Barley straw extract for ponds is the natural solution to maintaining clean, healthy, and clear pond water all year long. Barley Extract works faster than barley pellets and is cleaner than barley straw bales. The powerful liquid concentrate instantly goes to work so you can enjoy the benefits of natural barley straw treatments without the wait. Barley Extract liquid naturally balances pond water and improve clarity year round.

The Pond Guy Barley Extract

Tech Specs

Usage Information

The Pond Guy Barley Extract 8 Ounce
8 Ounce
The Pond GuyBarley Extract 16 Ounce
16 Ounce
The Pond Guy Barley Extract 32 Ounce
32 Ounce
The Pond Guy Barley Extract 128 Ounce
128 Ounce
Application Liquid Liquid Liquid Liquid
Active Temp None None None None
Months of Treatment For 1,000 Gallons Up To 3 Months Up To 6 Months Up To 12 Months Up To 48 Months
Shelf Life 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years

Dosage Rates

Pond Size (In Gallons)
Initial Dose (Once Per Week Until Clear)
Maintenance Dose (Every 3 Weeks)
Up To 1,000 2 Ounces 2 Ounces
Up to 2,000 4 Ounces 4 Ounces
Up to 3,000 6 Ounces 6 Ounces
Up to 4,000 8 Ounces 8 Ounces
Up To 5,000 10 Ounces 10 Ounces

How To Apply

Use 1 ounce per 500 gallons. Pour directly into pond water. If pond water is turbid, double the dose and use weekly until the water is clear. Thereafter, use once every 3 weeks for maintenance. Barley Extract is a powerful liquid concentrate that instantly goes to work on contact. It can be used year round to keep your pond clean and healthy.


When used in accordance with label directions The Pond Guy® Barley Extract is completely safe for fish, plants, pets and pond wildlife. Note: It is not recommended to apply in ponds used for household drinking.

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. When 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 The Pond Guy ® Barley Extract.

Weeds Treated

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