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Treatments
Offering an extensive line of water treatments that will keep your pond healthy and clear for years to come. We make it easy to choose and maintain a healthy, balanced water garden. Natural biological treatments, chemical algaecides and clarifiers, salt, and mosquito control are all available. Whatever your maintenance needs, Webb's has you covered.
Beneficial Bacteria
Provides clean, clear and healthy water conditions and reduces pond maintenance. Effective at reducing fish waste, uneaten fish food, decaying plant matter and excess nutrients that cause algae.
Sludge and Muck Reducers
Formulated for the removal of organic bottom solids that are slow to degrade, especially helpful in ponds that have a rock or gravel bottom or where vacuuming is impractical.
Cold Water bacteria
Accelerates the decomposition of leaves and other organic matter during the fall and winter months. Will also jump start your pond to a healthier environment in the spring.
Water Conditioners & Dechlorinators
Instantly dechlorinate and detoxify your pond water. Dechlorinators and conditioner will remove and neutralize chlorine, destroy chloramines, and detoxify heavy metals making tap water safe for fish.
Lake Treatments
Specifically designed for large ponds and lakes. These biological treatments create a healthy environment for your pond, breaks down organic sludge and slime, reduces ammonia and nitrite levels and more.
Barley Products
Used for generations as an all-natural way to keep pond water clean and clear. Available in a variety of forms- bales, pellets, flakes, and liquid extract.
Algae Control
With fish waste, uneaten fish food, sunlight, and the right temperature, algae can quickly get out of control in your pond. Between pea soup green water to string algae in your waterfall, we have the treatments to get your pond back on track. The majority of these treatments will kill the algae for a quick fix, but they will not prevent regrowth. Once the algae is treated, use proactive products such as beneficial bacteria to reduce future growth.
Water Clarifiers
Quickly clears cloudy water. Works by causing suspended particles in pond water to clump together and fall to the pond bottom where they can be vacuumed or removed by filtration.
Salt
A general fish tonic made from evaporated sea water. Improves gill function, protects against nitrite toxicity & reduces stress by helping to maintain a natural balance of electrolytes in the body fluids of pond fish.
Mosquito Control
Kills developing mosquitoes before they become breeding, biting adults. Safe for fish, plants and animals.
Dosing System
Eliminate the guesswork and routine of adding water treatments to your pond, fountain, or water feature.The Aquascape Automatic Dosing System accurately and consistently applies your choice of water treatment.

Our Most Popular Treatments

Microbe-Lift PL

A natural, beneficial, environmentally safe bacteria that is non-pathogenic, non-toxic and non-caustic. Microbe-lift PL creates a healthy environment in your pond and promotes faster fish growth. It improves dissolved oxygen levels and reduces hydrogen sulfide odors. Microbe-lift PL works in both high and low alkalinity. It metabolizes dead algae and dissolves away organic sludge.

  • Contains photosynthetic bacteria
  • Creates a cleaner environment for your pond
  • Improves fish health, growth and longevity
  • Promotes cycling of pond including nitrate elimination
  • Seeds and maintains biological filter
  • Safe for wildlife and pets that may drink out of pond
  • Use when water temperatures are above 50F
  • 2 years unopened shelf-life, 1 year opened

Microbe-Lift PL Basic Application Rates
Pond Size
(gallons)
1st Application
(purge)
Next 4 Weeks
(once per week)
Maintenance
(once per month)
10 - 20 2 oz. 1 oz. 1 oz.
21-50 4 oz. 1.5 oz. 1.5 oz.
51-80 6 oz. 1.5 oz. 1.5 oz.
81-250 8 oz. 2 oz. 2 oz.
251-500 10 oz. 3 oz. 3 oz.
501-1,000 14 oz. 5 oz. 5 oz.
1,001-1,500 18 oz 6 oz. 6 oz.
1,501-2,500 24 oz 8 oz. 8 oz.
2,501-3,500 28 oz. 10 oz. 10 oz.
3,501-5,000 32 oz. 12 oz. 12 oz.
5,001-7,500 40 oz. 16 oz. 16 oz
7,501-10,000 48 oz. 20 oz. 20 oz.

Microbe-Lift PL

Item Size
1 pint
1 quart
1 gallon
5 gallons
Microbe-Lift Algaway 5.4 Algaecide

Compare to AlgaeFix, same active ingredient and 20% more concentrated.

Algaecide For Ponds - Stops Algae Growth & Controls string algae!

No more green water with ALGAWAY 5.4 Algaecide!

It stops algae growth in ponds and can be applied to areas that contain fish and plants!

For use in self-contained ornamental ponds and fountains without any outflow. For small ponds with heavy algae growth, clean the excess algae off the sides and ornaments before adding ALGAWAY 5.4 . This will reduce the amount of decaying organic matter.

Fountains, Small Ponds with goldfish and koi - Treat only those fountains and ponds which will have no outflow after treatment. High water temperatures cause more rapid natural decay of dead algae which can cause fish distress. If animals are present clean out excess algae as stated above or use before temperature exceeds 75F (24C).

CAUTIONS: In ponds, insure that water is well aerated via waterfall, fountain or other method to prevent fish loss. Aeration must be continuous. Not safe for use with snails, shrimp and other crustaceans or mollusks.

Repeat dosage once per week.

Microbe-Lift Algaway Application Rates
Volume of water to treat (gallons) Dosage
50 30 drops.
120 2 teaspoons
360 2 tablespoons

Microbe-Lift Algaway 5.4 Algaecide

Item Size Treats (up to)
8 oz
2,839 gallons
16 oz
5,678 gallons
32 oz
11,356 gallons
1 gallon
45,424 gallons
2.5 gallons
113,560 gallons
Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Extract

Liquid concentrate barley straw extract specifically formulated to naturally balance pond water and improve clarity. Goes to work on contact, decomposition begins immediately, no messy residual. One bottle is equal to multiple barley straw bales. The chart below is designed for first time users. After initial dosing the product goes considerably further:

A Liquid Extract of Barley Straw Especially Helpful Where Bottom Drains Are Present. An environmentally responsible, cost-efficient pond conditioner that is a clean & easy, natural & organic approach to a healthy pond environment.

  • Goes to work on contact
  • Releases decomposition by-products immediately
  • Not harmful to aquatic life, plants, humans and pets
  • One bottle is equal to a multiple of barley straw bales
  • Can be used all year round, No messy residue

Maturing A Pond Biologically and Chemically

When a pond's ecosystem is mature and balanced, the water is usually clear and healthy for aquatic life. This maturation process is a function of the microbiological and chemical properties of the water.

NATURAL CHEMICAL MATURATION - Microbe-Lift Barley Straw LIQUID & DRY formulations help to mature the pond with natural chemicals just as a pure mountain stream matures through the years by the introduction of natural breakdown products from trees, plants, etc. These natural breakdown products often include humic and fulvic acid and organic acids that have a natural ability to sequester, or tie up, inorganic compounds, so their concentrations in the pond don't get to levels that would unbalance the ponds ecosystem. These substances can also lead to natural purification of the pond through a slow release of hydrogen peroxide as they react with sunlight. The hydrogen peroxide is produced at levels that help purify the water while not having any adverse effects on desirable aquatic life. The sequestering, in conjunction with microbiological cycling, provides a stable natural ecosystem in your pond.

BIOLOGICAL MATURATION The microbiological maturation process involves development of symbiotic populations of bacteria, which stabilize the critical organic and inorganic components of the pond. The microorganisms do this through their ability to promote "biogeochemical cycles" including carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous cycles - elements critical to all forms of aquatic life. By stabilizing these components, the bacteria prevent pollution of the pond. It can take some time to accomplish this "biological maturation" in a man-made pond and may never occur as the maturation process is constantly interrupted by certain pond practices like cleaning out the pond. The process can be accelerated significantly through the use of Microbe-Lift PL - a virtual "ecosystem in a bottle" - and mimics the complex interdependent populations in a mature pond.

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Extract Basic Application Rates
Pond Size
(gallons)
1st
Application
Next 3 Weeks
(once per week)
Maintenance
(once per month)
up to 500 2 oz .5 oz. .75 oz.
501 - 1,000 3 oz. .75 oz. 1.25 oz.
1,001 - 1,500 4 oz. 1 oz. 1.5 oz.
1,501 - 2,000 6 oz. 1.25 oz. 1.75 oz.
2,001 - 3,000 8 oz. 1.5 oz. 2.25 oz.
3,001 - 4,000 10 oz. 2 oz. 3 oz.
4,001 - 5,000 12 oz. 2.5 oz. 3.5 oz.
5,001 - 6,000 16 oz. 3 oz. 4 oz.
6,001 - 7,000 20 oz. 3.5 oz. 4.5 oz.
7,001 - 8,000 24 oz. 5 oz. 6 oz.
8,001 - 10,000 32 oz. 6 oz. 8 oz.

Microbe-Lift Barley Straw Extract

Item Size Treats (up to)
8 oz
200 gallon pond up to 2 1/2 months
16 oz
200 gallon pond up to 11 months
32 oz
500 gallon pond up to 5 1/2 months
64 oz
1000 gallon pond up to 6 1/2 months
1 gallon
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5 gallon
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Microbe-Lift Liquid Mosquito Control

Kills developing mosquitoes before they become breeding, biting adults including those that may transmit West Nile Virus, Equine Encephalitis and Heart Worm Disease (in dogs and cats). Safe for plants and fish.

Liquid Biological Mosquito Control Specially Formulated for Decorative Water Gardens, Fountains & Areas Where Standing Water Exists. Microbe-Lift BMC is a liquid product, so it has no adverse effect on the aesthetics of ponds and water features and can be applied to areas that can contain aquatic life, fish and plants. It can also be applied to areas used by or in contact with humans, animals, horses, livestock, pets, birds or wildlife.

  • Up to 14 days activity depending on application site
  • Disperses easily in water
  • No fish toxicity
  • No toxicity to non-target invertebrates
  • Significantly lower potential for development of resistance in target insect
  • populations than chemical larvicides such as methoprene
  • No adverse aesthetics to the pond and no organic or inorganic residues.
  • 3 year shelf-life @ 72 F
Microbe-Lift Liquid Mosquito Control Dosage
Use 2.5 mL per 1,000 gallons of water
Up to 14 days activity depending on application site

Microbe-Lift Liquid Mosquito Control

Item Size Treats (up to)
2 oz
A 400 gallon pond for 16 months
6 oz
A 2,500 gallon pond for 7 months
1 gallon
For lakes, golf course and park ponds
2.5 gallons
For lakes, golf course and park ponds
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