Best type/brand of lake dye?

NameUnavailableNameUnavailable Posts: 1 Baller
We have used liquid in 55 gal drums and works but shipping is high and hard to handle.

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  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,080 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    SensiPro is good stuff but we have switched to Key Colour. You can get 1 or 5 gallon containers.
  • jayskijayski Posts: 702 Crazy Baller
    Use sensient and it's awesome, best I have tried so far, haven't tried key color though
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,080 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @scotchipman I don’t have hard data and think both are great products. It seemed the Key Colour product lasted longer In our lake for the same amount of dye. I thought the cost was similar or slightly cheaper for Key Colour. We do a bulk order with several other lakes and get bulk pricing on delivery.

    I would suggest everyone try both and go with what works for you.
    scotchipman
  • igkyaigkya Posts: 567 Crazy Baller
    edited April 23
    @bishop8950 What color(s) of the Key Colour are you using?

    Edit: I see they also sell the Lake fx dye. Any idea what the differences are?
  • bishop8950bishop8950 Posts: 1,080 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    @igkya one color we use is called “Shortline Blue” and the other I believe is called Midnight. Both look great and midnight is a little darker. I dont know what the Fox products are.
  • whitecapswhitecaps Posts: 26 Baller
    Curious if anyone is using gypsum in their lakes instead of the forementioned lake dyes? We are using gypsum delivered by the dump truck load. Doesnt create the blue color but seems to stop plant growth.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,731 Infinite Pandas
    One use for gypsum is to increase percolation in cropland. Be careful using gypsum in your lake if you are water limited.

    Eric
  • whitecapswhitecaps Posts: 26 Baller
    @eleweski, can you tell me what the results might be for treating a lake with gypsum for several years?
  • smilinjimsmilinjim Posts: 10 Baller
    Pond Logic® Pond Dye 4x concentrate
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,731 Infinite Pandas
    @whitecaps gypsum would make my clay lined lake that is mostly above grade leak more.

    Lakes below the water table or with lots of flow through won't be hurt at all.

    Gypsum increases crop yield so I'm a bit puzzled as to how it works to keep growth down. But every lake is unique so whatever works.

    Eric
  • LLUSALLUSA Posts: 250 Crazy Baller
    I’ve been using Key colour for three years lasts about a year
    LLUSA, Sr Driver, AWSA Board of Directors, Towboat Committee,Lake Owner
  • DonTDonT Posts: 56 Baller
    @Scotchipman - looks like it will match your Nautique
    scotchipman
  • igkyaigkya Posts: 567 Crazy Baller
    @LLUSA 'lasts about a year'? What's the size of your lake and how much dye are you using?
  • cacmancacman Posts: 75 Baller
    does it help with weeds and algae
  • igkyaigkya Posts: 567 Crazy Baller
    @cacman Yes, but we also use copper sulfate (feed grade) to help control/kill off the algae.
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