See things more clearly with the Summit Clear-Water Barley Straw Pond Treatment. The barley straw works to naturally keep aquariums and fountain water clear—without the need for synthetic chemicals. As it slowly decays, byproducts are released that aid in maintaining water clarity, which are harmless to fish and other plants in the pond. Just drop it in, and enjoy the results! Barley straw may be used at any time, but best results have been reported when starting in early spring when the water temperature is low. Bales should remain floating for maximum exposure to sunlight and oxygen, which aids in the decomposition process and accelerates the pond clearing benefits.
Micro bale of barley straw keeps pond water clear and is safe for all fish, plants and animals.
Works naturally without the use of harmful or synthetic chemicals.
Byproducts are released as it decays that aid in maintaining water clarity.
Lasts for up to 6 months and treats up to 2,000 gallons of water; use continuously for best results.
Each bale should last around 6 months but a new bale should be placed in the water at least one month before the old bale is removed.
Calculate approximate water content of pond. Formula: Length x Width x Depth (in feet) multiply total by 7.5 to give formula in gallons.
Determine how many bales are required to treat pond.
Place bale on the surface of the pond, preferably near waterfall or filter outlet. Do not allow bales to sink to the bottom of the pond. If bale sinks, remove from pond for 24 hours to dry and then put it back.
Allow one month for the bale to become effective.
Replace each bale after 6 months of use. For continuous treatment, after 5 months, place a new bale next to the old one. Then remove the oldest one at the 6 month mark.
For best results, keep barley straw bale floating on the pond year round.
I was grateful for it's availability. I had been trying to get it from my regular supplier for a long time. I was impressed by the size. It was much larger than I had previously used. I use it in a large tire water tank for livestock. For some reason this tank has a reoccurring moss problem. I think it will do a good job. But it is a little to quick to confirm.
on Aug 16, 2021
My barrel pond was very murky and this product cleaned it up in a few days. I did arrange a plastic bag around the bar so I could remove the scummy stuff as it spread easily if you moved easily back into the water when I moved the bar. So glad I found something that works. My fish are happy too.
Stops the slime
on Aug 27, 2021
Works great in our fish pond along with Algeflex and a UV light and regular cleaning no more out of control algae !
Seems to be helping
on Jul 2, 2021
We got these because we were having koi problems and did everything we could to help the water quality. Since we threw so much at the problem I'm not sure these were the answer but I think they are helping keep the water clear. I plan to use them every summer.
on Jun 21, 2021
I added these to my horse water tanks and they did keep the algae from growing but they also made the water murky and the horses seemed turned off. I just dumped, rinsed and readded them so we'll see if they stay. I love they are a chemical free option to algae control.
Works very well
on Jun 22, 2021
Started my small pond in May, within a week the algae was growing. Put this in 2 weeks ago and you can se the algae disappearing. Wish I would have known about it when I started my pond. Bought extras for next year.
This really works!
on May 11, 2021
It seems strange that it would but I had tried everything to reduce algae blossoms and nothing was working. I found this and based on reviews and price decided to give it a try. Took about two and a half weeks to fully clear but I could see it working slowly right away. See before and after pics
Not working on my troughs
on Jul 21, 2021
No a single thing changed except trapped critters used them to get out from the troughs and my horses used them as play toy
Clear water quickly
on Mar 14, 2021
We used one of these to clear a small area of water where the sump pump drains. It had become cloudy and covered with algae. The water cleared almost overnight. It was very unexpected that it would work so quickly. I don't know how it would work for a larger volume of water, but it sure worked for what we needed.
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on Jun 22, 2021
We have added one of these to our tank. Seems to be working. Will continue to try both.