The Science Behind It
Water bodies have stress from both external and internal sources. Excessive rains or draught combined with ongoing use of algaecides and herbicides deplete the microbial communities that are fundamental to nutrient removal in water bodies. This imbalance in the ecosystem leads to elevated nutrient issues and can result in excessive aquatic plant growth, continuing algal blooms, and HABs.
Summer Slam was formulated through years of research by obtaining samples from lakes and ponds across the United States when water temperatures were warmer. 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 natural populations and supports indigenous organisms that are functional and native to that geography. Summer Slam is more than simple additions of beneficial bacteria. It is a scientifically formulated probiotic that works in harmony with the microbial communities that play key roles in nitrogen and phosphorus uptake. Real science. Real Results.
|Ingredients||Micronutrients, biostimulants, and select bacterial cultures|
|Description||Dry tan 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 thereafter.
Desired Water Temperature: works best when water temperature is 75°F-120°F (23.9°C-48.9°C).
- Consumes nutrients
- Reduces sludge
- Lowers ammonia
- Clarifies water
- Balances pond
This Ohio pond had a hydrodictyon problem and had not looked good in years. With aeration and PondZilla Black blended with an algaecide/herbicide, along with our Summer Slam and MD Pellets, the applicator cleaned up this pond like never before. Rather than just killing the hydrodictyon we focused on disrupting its life cycle.
30-lb container with 1-lb water-soluble packets