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Organic Dyes and Pigments (ORCO) is a supplier of pond dyes that are used to improve water clarity, while also imparting a pleasant color.  Pond dyes can be used for algae control and to prevent weed growth, as well as clear up a muddy appearance. When used as directed, OrcoPondTM Dyes are 100% safe for humans, fish, livestock, pets, birds, swimming pools, pumps, pipes and irrigation systems.

OrcoPondTM Dyes are highly concentrated – we strongly suggest that potential customers sample the dyes and evaluate.  The Standard Color Line consists of Blue, Teal and Black.  In addition, these standard colors can be blended by ORCO or the purchaser to achieve unique shades.  Ask us to develop a custom shade for you!  OrcoPondTM Dyes are available in powder and liquid forms. 

You can Download the OrcoPondTM Dyes Product Line Bulletin HERE

How do I apply the powder or liquid pond dyes?

Both dyes and liquids can be applied from the shoreline if there is moderate breeze or pond agitation. For very stagnant ponds, it is recommended that multiple application pins be attempted.

How long will the color last?

Typically the color will last up to 30 days for most ponds. Extended periods of intense sunlight or significant inflow/outflow of pond water may reduce that time.

What is the best time of year to apply pond dyes?

Regardless of your geographic location, pond dyes can be applied year-round – yes, we even have people who apply it to ice to get that desired color as the ice melts!

Form

Application Rate (1 acre pond, 4-6 ft. deep)

Powder Dyes

25 lb. and 55 lb. boxes

Blue and Teal – 3/4 lb. per 1 acre pond

Black – 1 lb. per 1 acre pond

Liquid Dyes

5 gal (40 lb.) pails

55 gal (450 lb.) drums

250 gal (2425 lb.) Totes

Blue and Teal – ¾ to 1 gal per 1 acre pond

Black – 1 gal per 1 acre pond

Shade

Dye Name

Uses

OrcoPond™ Blue

Used for golf course, residential ponds, and fountains for color and appearance.

Maintains color for up to 30 days

OrcoPond™ Teal

Used for golf course and residential ponds for color and appearance.

Maintains color for up to 30 days

OrcoPond™ Black

Used for algae/weed control and mitigation, clearing up muddy ponds and settling dissolved solids.

Filters sunlight

Maintains color for up to 30 days

OrcoPond™ Black Onyx Liquid

EPA Registered

Used for algae/weed control and mitigation, clearing up muddy ponds and settling dissolved solids.

Filters sunlight

Maintains color for up to 30 days

OrcoPond™ Black P Liquid

EPA Registered

Used for algae/weed control and mitigation, clearing up muddy ponds and settling dissolved solids.

Filters sunlight

Maintains color for up to 30 days

EPA Registered products are available, contact your ORCO Representative

If you are looking for Water Tracing Dyes, please consult our complete line HERE

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