The Science Behind It
Water bodies have stress from both internal and external sources. Excessive rains or draught combined with ongoing use of algaecides and herbicides and cold temperatures deplete microbial communities that are fundamental to nutrient removal. As a result, water bodies are left with elevated nutrient levels that enhance plant growth, algal blooms, and HABs when the water warms.
Polar Blend was formulated through years of research by obtaining water samples from lakes and ponds across the United States when water temperatures were between 41- 60 degrees F (5 – 15.5 C). The natural microbial communities in the samples were analyzed to understand population densities and the specific organisms that are depleted by stresses. This research is how Naturalake BioSciences was able to create a probiotic that supplements the natural psychrophilic organisms and support indigenous organisms that are functional and native to the geography. Polar Blend is more than simple additions of beneficial bacteria. It is a scientifically formulated probiotic that plays a key role in nitrogen and phosphorus uptake. Real science. Real results.
|Ingredients||Micronutrients, biostimulants, and select bacterial cultures|
|Description||Dry light brown powder|
|Stability – Activity loss||At 75 degrees F for 12 months*: 10% or less; At 100 degrees F for 6 months*: 10% or less; *When stored as directed in a sealed container out of direct sunlight.|
|Storage and Handling||Store in a cool, dry space between 50-80 degrees F. Keep out of direct sunlight and do not store with strong oxidizing agents.|
Assuming pond is max 10-12 feet deep
Initial: 3-lb per surface acre
Maintenance: 1-lb per surface acre bi-weekly or 2-lb monthly
Desired Water Temperature: works best when water temperature is 41°F to 60°F (5°C to 15.5°C)
- Small ponds
- Large ponds
- Performs in cold water
- Clarifies water
- Reduces sludge
- Balances pond
- Consumes nutrients
Q: Is Polar Blend toxic?
Q: Will it harm Waterfowl?
30-lb container with 1-lb water-soluble packets