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Blanket Weed Gone

The products we have for you to invest in are changing how people treat their ponds. Recommended by Ponds by Michael Wheat who install over £4m worth of ponds and swimming ponds every year.

Let’s first explain the science behind it:

There are thousands of variants of blanket weed…

Therefore, blanket weed killers sometimes work and sometimes don’t but more importantly… WHY THE BLANKET WEED ALWAYS GROWS BACK!

Blanket Weed

Blanket weed killers’ treat the problem, the string algae that plagues so many ponds. It can actually grow up to 2m a day in the summer!

So, what does this product do that the others don’t? It treats the CAUSE.

You are wasting time and money on products that don’t cure the pond. We want to help educate the public in how to really deal with the issue.

Blanket weed grows like any other plant through photosynthesis. It needs sunlight and water to grow. But one very important food source…

Phosphates.

Phosphates can be found in multiple places such as tap water (we will come back to this later), fertilisers and even traces in rainwater.

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Here’s the key industry leading scientific numbers you need to know. We measure phosphate in ppm (parts per million). You can buy lots of different phosphate tests online.

Now Tap water in the UK seems to be the major source of the issue. The Michael Wheat Group have spent hundreds of thousands in research and development to find the solution to this troublesome issue. 

Our tests have given us results of 0.2 ppm up to 10ppm in the UK. Blanket weed can grow anything above 0.035ppm. It uses phosphates in the water as a food source. They also use nitrates however a well-balanced pond will have minimal nitrates.

Suspended algae which make the pond turn to ‘green soup’ also uses phosphates to grow. But it’s a lower amount needed, anything above 0.010.

So why are there phosphates in tap water? Multiple reasons, one being water supply companies add it to tap water (plenty of articles confirming this online). One of the main reasons is it helps fix leaks in underground pipes. But is a pain for ponds!

Rainwater naturally contains some phosphates but are lower than tap water. We wouldn’t recommend filling the pond with rainwater though… The pH can be all over the place and doesn’t help create a stable foundation like tap water can.

Phosphates can also be found in fertilisers so being careful around the pond edge is important.

So, now we understand what phosphate is…

Where it comes from…

What it does for blanket weed and suspended algae…

How do we stop it?

We offer three different products for tackling the issue. Choose your solution from below.

Calculate the amount of water in your pond with this simple formula:

Length x Width x average depth (all in metres) x 1000

All prices on this page include free shipping to mainland UK. If you require delivery further afield please contact the team using the form below.


Phosphateacute


Phosphat Acute 5L
. This product binds the phosphates and drops to the bottom of the pond. This means it will need hovering off the pond base a few days later. This will instantly drop the level of phosphates. How much treatment is dependent on the level of phosphates in the water.

We recommend removing as much blanket weed before treatment, as dead blanket weed dies then turns back to phosphates! A repeat treatment can be done after a week. Dosage 100,000 litres 200ml treatment required per week (25 weeks worth), weeks needed depends on current level of phosphate level.

This is great product to get the entail level down. 
It’s also the most cost-effective solution.

Buy Now £275

Phospat Pff

Phosphat P FF – Phosphate reduction filling. This product takes your phosphate down to around 20% of its current level. So, if you have a 1ppm fresh from the tap it will drop it around to 0.2ppm. If this is on a top up this will help stop major blooms of blanket weed in the pond.

Plants in the pond will also use phosphate for food. In a large pond where Acute as already dropped the level, 0.2ppm topping up won’t be able to raise the overall ppm in the pond before plants use it for food.

Buy Now £679

Phosphat P Npf2

Phosphat P NPF with aquamax 3500 (for pond use) – This is the ultimate phosphate management product. It cleverly pulls the water through the phosphate binding material. This means it constantly works away at reducing phosphates in the pond.

This product neatly sits below the surface area of the water. This is a product that needs be fitted by our specialist team. So once ordered our team will call you and book in the fit. We will need a power source within 5m of the pond.

Phosphat P NPF 2 – This product is suitable for a pond size up to 180,000 litres.

Buy Now £3797

Phosphat P Npf

Phosphat P NPF with aquamax 6000 12v (for swimpond use) – This is the ultimate phosphate management product. It cleverly pulls the water through the phosphate binding material. This means it constantly works away at reducing phosphates in the pond.

This product neatly sits below the surface area of the water. This is a product that needs be fitted by our specialist team. So once ordered our team will call you and book in the fit. We will need a power source within 5m of the pond.

Phosphat P NPF 2 – This product is suitable for a pond size up to 180,000 litres.

Buy Now £4397

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