Here at Hydra, we have four different types of dye – Liquid, powder, tracking and leak detection/tracing.
What is the difference between the four types?
Liquid dye is available in an array of colours and can be added to water features, ponds, and lakes to create an aesthetically pleasing enhancement to your body of water.
Powder Dye is three times stronger than liquid dye and is available in four shades. Can be added to water features, ponds, and lakes to create an aesthetically pleasing enhancement to your body of water.
Tracking dye is available in 3 colours and is used in fertilisers and agricultural applications.
Leak detection/tracing dye is available in two colours – Red and Green. Suitable for detecting the flow of water in all types of pipes, identifying individual drain runs and tracing leaks in drains, pipes, toilets, & pools.
Is the dye safe to use?
All our dyes are food-grade, meaning they are safe to use, safe for the environment and safe for animals and pets.
We recommend you use gloves when handling all our dyes, but if you were to get any dye on your hands or a surface, warm soapy water will remove this.
What happens if you put too much dye in water?
The water will be a deeper shade, and possibly opaque. Over time, rainfall will dilute the colour to the point where it will all be gone. You can also add more water, or partially change water to dilute dye.
If emptying the pond is required, the water should be flushed into soil beds – please avoid letting over-dyed water get into surface drains or streams. Any water getting into a stream or drain will not be harmful, but it might concern other people if they see odd colour in flowing water - they might report it to authorities as ''pollution''.