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.
Keeps your pond clear! I love this! I am so glad that chewy carries this as I have a heck of a time finding this in my area. I started using barley bales a couple years ago and it makes a huge difference in my pond.
on Sep 18, 2018
Shipping was lightning fast. Product was exactly as described. And the best prices.
Keeps water sparkling
on Jun 23, 2018
Takes a couple weeks to see difference in water, but after a month, water stays very clear. I tie bale to basket so it floats at surface. If bale sinks, you are suppose to let it dry out and use again. Works for us!
kleer water 4 fishys
on Mar 11, 2018
i ordered these and i was shocked...i recieved on the day they said and they really float in my pond...its clearing up...im in shock
on May 27, 2018
Works in the fish pond. Chewy is very reasonable with their prices.
on Apr 19, 2018
Save your money didn't do a darn thing!! Just floats onthe water.
Barley straw for pond alage
on Apr 7, 2018
Seems to be working so far it takes a few weeks to work floats nicely on top of water
on Aug 19, 2017
I am using this item in my half-oak barrel water garden. I am only using half of a bale, though, and was skeptical at first. The water became discolored from the straw and I was concerned about my fish, (Dojo Loach ((sp)) and Mosquito Fish, but the water cleared up beautifully after a week or so and the fish are happy and healthy.
Barley straw pond support
on Nov 5, 2017
I have read that barley straw helps keep pond water in good condition. That is great for the critters living in the pond.
great for my pond
on Nov 2, 2017
I ordered these about 2 weeks ago, and they work well; however for my size pond I will need several more.