Effervescent Pond and Rock Cleaner
Safe For Use on Pond & Water Features with Fish & Water Plants
If your waterfall rocks, pond rocks, pond gravel, or fountain is experiencing green, yellow, red, brown, or black buildup – Hydro Vescence™ Effervescent Pond Cleaner is just what you're looking for!
Quickly Scrubs Away the Toughest Buildup
Harmless to your fish and safe for submerged water plants, pets and wildlife when used as directed.
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Oxygen based pond cleaner for all types of ponds, waterfalls, streams, rock columns, fountains, and water features
- Active ingredients: Sodium Carbonate and Hydrogen Peroxide – Na2CO2 & H2O2
- Intense hydrogen peroxide scrubbing action naturally removes unsightly build-up
- Goes to work quickly
- Easy to use granules
- Safe for fish and wildlife when used as directed
- Effective on waterfall rocks, rock columns, pond rock, and pond and stream gravel
- Effective on and will not harm pond liner, gunite, concrete, shotcrete, and polyurea liners
- Works on all submerged and non-submerged surfaces
- Sinks through water to work on submerged surfaces
- Scrubs away even the toughest build-up
- Use at first sign of any unsightly build-up
- Can be used weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly
- First time dosage: 3-16 scoops for every 200 square feet of affected area
- Maintenance dosage: 1-5 scoops for every 200 square feet of affected area
- Scoop included
- 2 year shelf life
- Airtight containers
- 2, 8, or 25 pound containers
Hydro Vescense™ Effervescent Pond Cleaner
Hydro Vescense™ is a special blend of ingredients that utilizes the powerful, yet gentle scrubbing action of granular hydrogen peroxide to remove unsightly buildup in seconds.
Hydro Vescense™ is a granular, non-copper effervescent pond cleaner. It works on contact through the power of oxidation. The two active ingredients in Hydro Vescence™ combine to form “Sodium percarbonate“. Essentially it is a stabilized and powerful version of Peroxide chemistry.
Easy to Use, Hydro Vescense™ is a low dust granular pond cleaner. Powder based oxy pond cleaners can release large amounts of dust that must be avoided. The granules of Hydro Vescense™ produce much less dust than powders.
Unlike typical powder based oxy pond cleaners that can cause pH swings – Hydro Vescense™ features sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, gently buffers the water to prevent pH swings. Your koi and pond fish require stable pH and the baking soda in Hydro Vescence™ helps.
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Hydro Vescense™ Effervescent Pond Cleaner Works on Waterfalls, Ponds, and All Sorts of Surfaces
Scrubs away tough build-up fast!
- Cleans rocks
- Cleans waterfalls
- Cleans pond rock
- Cleans pond and stream gravel
- Cleans all types of pond liners
- Cleans submerged surfaces
- Cleans all types of ponds
- Cleans all types of pondless water features
- Cleans fountains
- Cleans rock columns
- Cleans concrete
- Cleans birdbaths
- Cleans statuary
- Cleans walkways
- Cleans decks
- Cleans virtually anything that gets green or slippery
Hydro Vescense™ Effervescent Pond Cleaner Works on Waterfalls
A common problem with waterfalls is unsightly buildup on waterfall rocks. But what do you do? Chlorine and other types of algaecides are toxic to pond fish and may harm water plants. Birds enjoying bathing in your waterfalls and you don’t want to harm them. Your pet may drink from your waterfall – so you don’t want toxic chemicals anywhere near your waterfalls.
The Eco Friendly Solution to the problem is Hydro Vescense™ Effervescent Pond Cleaner. Follow these easy steps to get rid of the buildup on your waterfall.
- 1. Turn your pump off
- 2. Sprinkle Hydro Vescense™ directly on the affected area
- 3. Wait 10-15 minutes
- 4. Turn your pump back on
Nice and Clean waterfall rock. Hydro Vescense™ Effervescent Pond Cleaner gently scrubbed the buildup off the waterfall rock. With regular use, you can keep your waterfalls looking like new.
Hydro Vescense™ is a contact cleaner that needs to make contact with the build-up to function properly. This is why turning off your pump when treating waterfalls is an important step.
Waterfalls BEFORE and AFTER
Hydro Vescense™ Effervescent Pond Cleaner
Hydro Vescense™ Effervescent Pond Cleaner Works on Pond Gravel
Dirty pond gravel and river rock is easy to clean with Hydro Vescense™ Effervescent Pond Cleaner. It is important for the health of your fish to keep your pond gravel as clean as possible. Pond gravel is not harmful to your pond fish …. but DIRTY pond gravel is. Dirty pond gravel also feeds algae. Clean it with Hydro Vescense™.
Dirty pond gravel is caused by decaying organics in the pond. It is also caused by bacterial waste known as detritus. Left in the pond, it will become anaerobic over time and cause pathogenic bacteria to proliferate. These bacteria are known to cause sickness and death in pond fish. Clean your gravel regularly with Hydro Vescense™.
Applying Hydro Vescence™ onto dirty pond gravel.
- 1. Sprinkle Hydro Vescense™ directly over the submerged dirty pond gravel
- 2. The Hydro Vescense™ will sink through the water and come to rest directly on the dirty pond gravel
- 3. Watch and see what happens!
Apply Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner at the rate shown in this photo. Using the included scoop, sprinkle about a 1/4 scoop per square foot. If the gravel is heavily soiled, increase the application rate. You can’t use too much, but you can use too little. So start by applying a small amount, then increase the dosage as needed.
An easy “rule-of-thumb” is to apply Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner as you would apply table salt to a food dish.
In water temperatures above 60°, you’ll see the bubbling, scrubbing action of Hydro Vescense™ within minutes. It still works in colder water, it just takes a little longer.
The byproduct of Hydro Vescense™ is oxygen.
The active ingredients in Hydro Vescense™ – Sodium percarbonate – releases oxygen in tens-of-thousands of tiny bubbles that “lift” the build-up for capture in capable filtration systems with easy backwash abilities such as: HydroClean™ Pond Skimmers, Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filters, and HydroBead Vortex™ pressurized bead filters.
Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner will not harm submerged water plants, but should be immediately rinsed off any plant foliage that is not submerged as damage to the plant may occur.
Clean and Healthy Pond Gravel with Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner. With regular use, you can keep your pond gravel looking clean all year long!
Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner will not harm fish swimming in the pond provided that you maintain adequate aeration during treatment. Hydro Vescense™ immediately releases oxygen when it starts working, but after all the oxygen has been released, the “dislodged” build-up re-absorbs oxygen. If the pond is not sufficiently aerated while using Hydro Vescense™, a drop in dissolved oxygen levels may result. A drop in oxygen can be fatal for your fish. So make sure your keep your waterfalls or aeration system running while treating your pond.
After applying the Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner, we used an ordinary garden hose to spray tap water into the pond gravel to “fluff” it up. This causes any remaining build-up trapped in the gravel to float to the surface where it can then get pulled into a HydroClean™ Pond Skimmer and Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter.
The next day, we simply backwashed the Hydro Vortex™ waterfall filter with the HydroFlush™ Backwash System and hosed off the HydroClean™ Pond Skimmer Elements.
Altogether, a total of 20 minutes was spent cleaning this pond’s gravel. The Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner, HydroClean™ Pond Skimmer, and the Hydro Vortex™ Waterfall Filter did 99% of the work!
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What is Hydro Vescense™? How does it work? What elements does it contain, i.e. copper?
Hydro Vescense™ is a granular, non-copper effervescent pond cleaner. It works on contact through the power of oxidation. The active ingredient in Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner is Sodium Percarbonate. Essentially it is a stabilized and powerful version of Peroxide chemistry – a granular formulation of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Hydro Vescense™ is a contact pond cleaner that must make contact with the buildup to function properly.
How quickly will Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner work?
Hydro Vescense™ will begin to work within 60 seconds of application in water temperatures above 55°. Build-up will continue to “bubble” off for approximately 7 days – if significant amounts of build-up remain after 7 days, another dose is recommended.
What are the Application Rates?
- First Time Dosage: 3-16 tablespoons for every 200 square feet of build-up surface area
- Maintenance Dosage: 1-5 tablespoons for every 200 square feet of build-up surface area
- Spot Treatment Dosage: 1-5 tablespoons for every square feet of build-up surface area
- Light intensity – Hydro Vescense™ works better and faster in sunny conditions
- Water temperature – Hydro Vescense™ works in cold water, but works much faster in warmer water
- Water quality – Hydro Vescense™ works more efficiently in relatively clean water that doesn’t have an excess of debris
- On rock columns, waterfalls, and streams – briefly turn your pump off to apply Hydro Vescense™ directly on the build-up. Let it sit for a few minutes, then turn your pump back on
- On ponds – keep your pump running
What kind of build-up does it specifically remove? (dirty water) or (surface area build-up)
Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner is an effervescent cleaner that works on contact with build-up. It does not clean dirty or green water. For green water, we recommend UV clarifiers.
For cleaning build-up: Use low to middle dosage rates above in water above 70 degrees, and maximum rates for water temperature below 70 degrees.
For preventing build-up: If your pond or water feature is generally clean – use the maintenance dosage every 4 weeks or 1x per month. If you have a troubled pond or water feature that experiences heavy build-up – use the “First Time Dosage” every 3 weeks.
What can alter the effectiveness of Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner?
Amount and age of buildup. Older and dense build-up requires higher dosage rates.
Will my UV light affect the action of Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner?
We have not done any official testing on the effect of UV light on Hydro Vescense™, but it is believed that it may cause interference – therefore we recommend that you turn off any UV system before using Hydro Vescense™. You can turn it back on again approximately 2 hours after application.
What are the known side effects of Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner?
Hydro Vescense™ can initially reduce the populations of crustaceans in a water body, but it has been demonstrated in field tests that these populations bounce back very readily. The same applies for bacterial colonies.
We recommend using this product in conjunction with HydroClear™ Bacteria such as Spring Pond Maintenance, Summer Pond Maintenance, All Season Cold Water Maintenance, or Nitrification Cycle™.
Is Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner toxic to koi or pond fish?
Hydro Vescense™ will not harm any type of fish (including koi and trout) when used as directed. When applied to ponds the fish swim through it as it sinks with no problems. They may eat some of the buildup as it floats to the surface on the oxygen bubbles. Dead algae and oxygen bubbles are not toxic for the fish to eat.
Just be aware, as with any other cleaning product, if you allow large amounts of build-up to decay within your pond it may cause dissolved oxygen to drop to dangerous levels. Make sure your water is heavily aerated either with waterfalls, fountains, or submerged aerators during Hydro Vescense™ applications. One way to avoid this problem is to treat early – before buildup ages or grows in intensity.
Is Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner harmful to birds or other animals?
The label states that Hydro Vescense™ is non-toxic to pets, fish, aquatic life, aquatic habitats, or ecosystems – WHEN USED AS DIRECTED. The statement only applies to the diluted granules in water. Once the product has been applied to your pond or water feature, the water dilutes Hydro Vescense™ and the toxicity rating no longer applies. This is true for all other animals and humans as well. Once applied to the water, the water dilutes Hydro Vescense™ to non-toxic status. Per the label, waters treated with Hydro Vescense™ are permissible to be used without interruption, but the product is not labeled for drinking water.
When not in use, keep Hydro Vescense™ containers CLOSED.
Hydro Vescense™ is toxic in its undiluted, dry granular state.
DO NOT EAT. DO NOT INHALE. KEEP AWAY FROM EYES. WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Essentially all build-up cleaners should be applied before use of bacteria. Is Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner different?
The same rule applies with Hydro Vescense™ – apply Hydro Vescense™ first and then apply HydroClear™ bacteria, the only difference with Hydro Vescense™ is that you can apply the HydroClear™ Bacteria such as Spring Pond Maintenance, Summer Pond Maintenance, All Season Cold Water Maintenance, or Nitrification Cycle™ 1 hour after applying Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner.
How Does Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner work on floating buildup?
Hydro Vescense™ is a granular product (granular dishwasher soap consistency) and some granules will be caught in floating debris while some will sink to the bottom – but if the floating debris is very dense, not much product will reach the bottom. Interestingly, Hydro Vescense™ releases oxygen as it works and will actually lift build-up to the surface where it can be removed by a HydroClean™ Pond Skimmer.
Should I turn my pump and filters off when treating with Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner?
When treating ponds with Hydro Vescense™ it is recommend to leave your pump and filtration running
When treating basalt columns, waterfalls, and streams briefly turn your pump off to apply Hydro Vescense™ directly on the buildup. Remember, Hydro Vescense™ is a contact cleaner and needs to make contact with the buildup – if you apply the product to a waterfall while the pump is running, the water flow will not let Hydro Vescense™ make contact with the buildup.
Here is a quick rule of thumb:
What happens to Hydro Vescense™ Pond Cleaner in the water? pH? Salinity?
Hydro Vescense™ is a completely biodegradable and an organic product – its active ingredients are Sodium Carbonate (baking soda) and Hydrogen Peroxide. The main byproducts of Hydro Vescense™ are water and oxygen. The term often used with this type of product is “non-persistent chemistry”. Used as directed, Hydro Vescense™ should not have a major effect on water quality. When used very often/repetitively or under heavy buildup conditions, an eye should be kept on increasing pH and salinity levels.