Here on our frequently asked questions page we strive to answer some of the more frequent questions we receive regarding EcoLox Blue Pond & Lake Dye as well as general pond maintenance questions. Please take a moment to read through our FAQs and their answers to better understand what it is we do and how it is we do it. If you have any additional questions that are not answered here, please take a moment to fill out our form on our contact us page and send us your questions and we’ll be happy to answer them.
What is EcoLox?
EcoLox Blue Pond & Lake Dye is a brand of pond dye and lake dye that is used to beautify manmade and naturally contained ponds and lakes while inhibiting algae growth and proliferation by blocking the specific wavelength of light that algae need to grow and prosper.
What makes EcoLox different from other pond dye products?
EcoLox Blue Pond & Lake Dye utilizes AnnuLox proprietary dye manufacturing technology, which eliminates the use of harmful heavy metals such as chromium, lead or manganese from the oxidation process which are found in traditional Acid Blue 9 dye manufacturing processes.
What is Acid Blue 9?
Acid Blue 9 is a blue dye that can be categorized as either technical-grade Acid Blue 9 or food-grade Acid Blue 9. Technical-grade Acid Blue 9 is the main active ingredient in EcoLox Blue Pond & Lake Dye. Technical-grade Acid Blue 9 can also be found in many common household products such as blue glass cleaners, blue toilet bowl cleaners and is even used in clothing dyes most commonly found in blue jeans.
How does EcoLox inhibit algae growth?
EcoLox Blue Pond & Lake Dye blocks the specific wavelength of light that algae need to grow and prosper. By blocking these wavelengths of light, EcoLox can inhibit future growth of algae and help to prevent algae blooms from occurring in the future.
How much EcoLox will I need?
EcoLox Blue Pond & Lake Dye will treat one acre of water, four feet deep for up to 30 days. This may vary depending on the amount of rain, water runoff and or duration and intensity of direct sunlight.
What is algae?
Algae is a simple nonflowering plant of a large group that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue.