The Pond Guy® Barley Straw Bale

  • Actively Clears Water
  • Continues Working Up To 6 Months
  • All-Natural Pond Treatment
  • Packaged In Mesh Netting

After 6-8 weeks, The Pond Guy® Barley Straw bale will begin releasing safe oxygenators to clear pond water for up to 6 months! Barley Straw bales for ponds are most effective in shallow water with sunlight and good water circulation. A ½ pound bale treats up to 500 gallons.

Tech Specs

Usage Information

The Pond Guy Barley Straw Bale
Barley Straw Bale
1st Treatment 2 Pounds Per 100 Square Feet
2nd Treatment 1 Pound Per 100 Square Feet
3rd Treatment 1/2 Pound Per 100 Square Feet

How To Use

Remove outer plastic package and place barley bag (including mesh) in the water, preferable floating near an aerator or waterfall. Apply in the spring with the water is clear. Apply follow-up treatments prior to total decomposition of the first treatment, typically after 4-6 months.

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 The Pond Guy ® Barley Straw Bale.

Weeds Treated

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