Is Dyofix pond dye safe for animals and pond life?
This is a question that we are asked occasionally and are happy to say that Dyofix pond dyes are completely safe for all animals, fish and aquatic life, including insects.
If you have dogs that love water we do suggest keeping them out of the way when applying the pond dye. Not because it is dangerous to them but more for aesthetic reasons… we don’t think you, or your dog, would like wearing a black or blue tinged coat. Accidents do happen of course and if it does, the coat will fade.
This letter we received (see below) amusingly recounts such an occurrence.
Amusing letter of thanks and a slightly blue Labrador
Reproduced with kind permission.
Having moved into an old cottage a couple of years ago the time came to deal with the vile smelling 30m x 30m x 5m natural pond!
Said pond had just about every type of algae you could possibly imagine and as an added bonus had a faulty septic tank discharging untreated liquid into it for 5 years previously. It doesn’t take much imagination to visualise this green, stinking nightmare.
Anyway, we replaced the septic tank, cleared the algae manually from a dinghy and then with great scepticism put the barley straw boom across the pond. Unbelievably 2 months later the pond was clear. The problem now was to keep it clear, enter Dyofix Pond Blue.
Having been around for several decades and bought umpteen products that promise the earth and deliver nothing I chucked the appropriate quantity of concentrate into the pond and looked forward to the return of the duckweed and algae. Guess what, this product really does work, the pond looks absolutely brilliant, clean, clear, slightly blue and has nothing growing on it apart from ducks and moorhens!
Fantastic product would seriously recommend it and will be purchasing some more shortly. Just as an added bonus the staff are friendly and helpful, another rarity these days.
The only drawback and this was my fault, was not keeping the dog out of the way when dispensing the concentrate and so had a slightly blue Labrador for a couple of days until we took him to the seaside!
In sixty years I have never written this sort of letter to any company so you can see how pleased I am with the product.