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.
After doing a lot of reading, I finally tried the barley straw. At peak of summer, 113 degrees, my pond water is crystal clear. One con, it's very ugly to look at. Since I currently have a small free form pond it is a bit of an eye sore. Other than that, it's very effective and the price is right. Chewy gets your product to you very fast. I got my order in 36 hours with free shipping. Everything was correct, which sadly is not a given these days. Thank you Chewy
Fixes algae problem
on Aug 27, 2020
I bought these as a suggestion from online for my string algae problem I had In my pond. Wow what a difference it was gone in less than a week. Works great
on Sep 16, 2020
These barley bales do a great job of helping clear up my pond. Great price and quick delivery from Chewy!
on Jul 20, 2020
Got this to clear up the water in koi pond in our back yard. Seemed to help at first but sank to the bottom sooner than expected. Now the water has a green tint to it.
on Aug 28, 2020
It will make your pond crystal clear without the use of chemicals. I highly recommend barley straw
Good product promptly received
on Jul 24, 2020
Good product promptly received. Good product promptly received. Good product promptly received.
Good product promptly received.
on Jul 24, 2020
These are working well for my decorative pond. I may try one in one of my watering troughs next and see how that works.
Safe for the birds
on Sep 1, 2020
The barley straw is safely keeping the fountain clear of algae.
on Sep 13, 2020
They help the pond with green water, I have used them a lot
It really works
on Jul 15, 2020
I've battled for years to keep my pond clear, the barley straw does the job !