Hydro Vescense™ 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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- 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.