JBL FilterStart Pond
Bacteria starter for pond filters

  • When using the filter for the first time, after filter cleaning or medication treatment: granulate with bacteria cultures to activate the pond filters quickly.
  • Add little water to the granulate with bacterial concentrate and spread it on the pond filter material
  • Healthy pond filter: activates the filter quickly (within a few days) and prolongs the filter’s service life.
  • No risk for fish and plants, ecologically balanced: breaks down ammonium/ammonia, nitrite and nitrate
  • Package contents: granulate enriched with pollutant-degrading bacteria. Dosage: 250 g granulate for 10,000 l pond water
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basic price 62.44 EUR / kg
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Product information

Activating a pond filter:
During the weeks it takes to settle a filter bacterially, dangerous pollutants can start to accumulate in the pond water. With JBL FilterStart Pond you activate the pond filter within a few days and thus achieve clean and healthy pond water.

FilterStart Pond is easy to use
Moisten the filter material and sprinkle the complete tin content on top. Allow it to take effect on for 2 hours before switching the filter on. Do not bathe in swimming ponds for 24 hours after use.

Dosage:
250 g granulate for 10,000 l pond water.

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JBL FilterStart Pond

Art. no.:
2732500
EAN Code:
4014162273253
Content:
0,25 kg
Range:
10000 l
Volume packaging:
0.54 l
Gross weight:
285 g
Net weight:
250 g
Weight factor:
1000
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
80/84/80
FAQ
Why do I need JBL FilterStart Pond ? What bacteria are included?

JBL FilterStartPond is needed whether you are creating a new pond or servicing the pond after the winter, when cleaning the filter media and after remedy treatment.

Highly active cleaning bacteria belonging to the group of nitrifiers and denitrificants, plus heterotropic bacteria with different degradative pathways on a mineral-based carrier granulate, together ensure an accumulation of bacteria in the filter.

The nitrifiers start quickly and effectively with the breakdown of ammonium/ammonia and nitrite. The denitrificants take slightly longer to start with the breakdown of nitrate to atmospheric nitrogen.

The heterotrophic groups advance the reduction of sediments, preventing the filter media from rapid silting and becoming clogged.

Can the pond care products JBL StabiloPond Basis, JBL StabiloPond KH, JBL OxyPond, JBL FilterStart Pond, JBL AlgoPond Direct*, JBL PhosEx Pond Filter, JBL SediEx Pond, JBL AlgoPond Sorb, JBL AgoPond Forte*, JBL AlgoPond Green*, JBL PhosEx Pond Direct and JBL BactoPond be used with an operating UV-C water clarifier without any problems or should the UV-C unit be switched off?

In simple terms we can say that with the application of the liquid products JBL AlgoPond Sorb, JBL AgoPond Forte*, JBL, AlgoPond Green*, JBL PhosEx Pond Direct, JBL BactoPond the UV-C water clarifier should be temporarily switched off so that the active substances will not be destroyed. Please look up the time periods in the respective operation instructions.

With JBL StabiloPond basis, JBL StabiloPond KH, JBL OxyPond, JBL FilterStart Pond, JBL AlgoPond Direct*, JBL PhosEx Pond filter, JBL SediEx Pond the UV-C water clarifier may remain in operation.
* Labelling according to EU Directive 98/8/EC: Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use!

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safety instructions

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      safety_instructions_Wasseraufbereitung.pdf
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