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 pleasantly surprised to find this pond product on Chewy.com and was able to order it, along with other pet items. Thanks for having the barley straw available to us.
on Apr 14, 2020
I always use barley bales instead of chemicals to keep my pond clear. Not only for the health of my koi, but also because I grow food plants in the bog area. It is safe and it works.
on Jun 20, 2020
Really took care of my green water in about 5 days. It’s still clear two week later.
Does the job
on Apr 6, 2020
This is our second order for barley straw. It works so well to keep the water clear. No more murky water. We can see even the tiniest fish swimming near the bottom of our water garden.
on Jun 15, 2020
The product is a standard product, was delivered on time with no issues.
on Apr 6, 2020
Good product to kill algae in pond. Helps to clear it up and keep it clean and clear.
Only one week. I hope it helps the growth of the green stuff.
on May 6, 2020
Not real go directions. Hope it works in our fish pond
on Aug 22, 2019
I have ordered barley straw products from other sources and I was surprised that they actually worked. I ordered this product hastily and did not notice that I had changed brands. This product did absolutely nothing to fight hair algae in my pond, in fact the hair algae was growing on the straw bales and then they melted to a puddle of green goo inside of the mesh Net.
Saving the Fish pond
on Jul 7, 2019
We have been fighting to keep frogs and frog Spohn out of the pond for the last three years we’ve tried chemicals and natural remedies so far nothing has worked, I’ve ordered the barley hay in the hopes that this will work so far we have it attached close to the waterfall and I will come back and do an updated review once I see whether or not this will do the job claims. As for Chewie.com I love this place they always have what I want or need they have great prices and my items are here with in 2 to 3 days.
Barley straw works
on Oct 9, 2019
My filter stays cleaner. My water stays clearer. Barley straw makes all the difference in my outdoor water habitat.