with Argos and PondZilla Pro
Algae is easiest to treat when water temperatures are above 60°F. Warm water encourages the algae cells to take up the copper. For best results start treatment early in the season, when algae has built up fewer defensive structures.
Argos, like all algaecides, is a temporary fix. The best way to improve long term health and performance of a wastewater lagoon is to minimize sludge accumulation. It is often sludge on the bottom that leads to many lagoon issues, such as high ammonia, BOD, and TSS. For reducing sludge, we turn to Sludge Rx, a pioneering tablet sludge control solution. For rebalancing of the lagoon system, operators use the VitaStim Lagoon Line; VitaStim Summer Slam, VitaStim Sludge Reducer, and VitaStim Polar.
You can get the most out of an algaecide and discourage algae regrowth by pairing it with an adjuvant. The best adjuvant is PondZilla Pro. The biocatalysts in PondZilla Pro aid in the penetration of the copper algaecide into the algae, break down algae’s defensive barriers, and help degrade the dead plant material so it doesn’t contribute to the sludge layer.
Applications and Benefits
- Wastewater lagoons
- Decorative ponds
- Retention ponds
- Kills algae quickly
- Helps lower TSS
- Slows algae regrowth when paired with PondZilla Pro