Lake/Pond Clarifier Bacterial Treatment (formerly ORB 3)

Product Description


Lake/Pond Clarifier Bacterial Treatment Packets

Ponds typically have a natural level of good bacteria. This balance helps to clean and improve the health of the water. Ponds that have a high nutrient load usually have a lot of dead and decaying plants, algae and lower oxygen levels.


Pond Clarifier (formerly ORB 3) with beneficial bacteria is widely used in swimming ponds and dugouts to improve water quality, as well as enhancing water clarity by removing floating particles in the water column.


Adding aeration to your pond will increase decomposition of plant material and algae and result in cleaner, clearer water. Proper circulation/aeration upon application of Pond Clarifier will enhance product performance.


  • Naturally cleans pond water to enhance clarity
  • Speeds decomposition of dead weeds, algae and sludge
  • Special blend of beneficial bacteria, enzymes and trace minerals
  • Easy to apply in ½LB water soluble packets
  • Canadian approved strains safe for fish, humans and aquatic and plants

How to Use It

Pond Clarifier bacteria is available in a ½ LB packets that are to be thrown directly into the pond. Best practice is to throw evenly into water around pond surface on a calm day. A simple to use product for larger ponds and lakes, as the packets will take on water, dissolve and sink. The Pond Clarifier bacteria will contact and break down algae and other floating nutrients in the water column and sludge bed. Widely used in swimming areas in campgrounds to lower e-coli.

Lake Pond Clarifier Sludge & Water Bacteria

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Further Information

Why you need it - Ponds have a natural level of good bacteria which helps to clean and improve the health of the water. The number of natural bacteria may not be sufficient in ponds that have a high nutrient load caused by extensive dead plants, algae, and lower oxygen levels. By adding Pond Clarifier Sludge & Water Quality Bacteria Treatment to a pond, you increase the bacteria, therefore, cleaning the water and speeding up the decomposition of sludge.

Where is Pond Clarifier made? Pond Clarifier Beneficial Bacteria is manufactured for Pond Perfections by Great Lakes BioSystems, leaders in bacteria and enzyme cultures. Working together over many years to formulate it specifically for Canadian colder water temperatures, has resulted in this leading-edge product. Pond Clarifier contains specialized strains of fast-reproducing microbes and high-volume waste consumers that voraciously feed on excess nutrients. Formulated to stimulate the natural activity with additional species of fast-acting bacteria, Pond Clarifier Bacteria attacks nutrients in the water column and sludge bed. Feeding on organics, odor-causing volatile, and waste from duck, geese, and fish that cause the muck to accumulate.

For smaller ponds dissolve one packet with 5 gallons of water, stir and disperse mixture over the pond.

For larger ponds treat regularly every 2 weeks with following dosage, by tossing evenly over surface area:

  • 5,000 SqFt - 4 packets (2 LBS)
  • 10,000 SqFt - 8 packets (4 LBS)
  • 20,000 SqFt - 12 packets (6 LBS)
  • 40,000 SqFt - 18 packets (9 LBS)
  • 5lb tub contains ten (10) half-pound packets
  • 10lb pail contains twenty (20) half-pound packets
  • 25 lb pail contains fifty (50) half-pound packets

Liner Pond (1.5lb Container)

Initial Dose: Apply 2TB per 500 gallons
Weekly Maintenance Dose: Apply 1TB per 500 gallons

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