Step 1: Proper surface preparation is the key to a successful application. Pond surface must be fully cured, clean, dry and free from any oil or grease. Remove all debris by brushing, sweeping or power washing. Clean the pond surface thoroughly with HERCO Cleaner before applying coating.
Step 2: Apply one (1) coat of HERCO PSC Primer to entire surface of your pond using brush, roller or spraygun. Allow primer coat to dry a minimum of 3 to 4 hours.
Step 3: Apply three (3) consecutive coats of HERCO Coating using quality brush, short-nap roller or spraygun. Drying time can vary depending on temperature, humidity and other conditions. Allow a minimum of 3 to 4 hours between coats. Do not apply at temperatures below 45F, above 90F or if inclement weather is expected before coating is completely dry.
Step 4: Allow the final coat of HERCO Coating to cure at least 5 days. Rinse the entire pond surface thorougly with fresh water, flush or backwash your filter and drain completely before filling with water. Tap water generally needs to be “detoxed“ in your pond to neutralize all traces of chlorine and chloramines. Please note that the clear coating may take on a translucent appearance in areas continuously exposed to water (i.e.: below the waterline). Start up your biological filter and verify proper water chemistry (pH, Alkalinity, Oxygen, Ammonia, Nitrite) before adding any fish. This is very important.
Step 5: It is highly recommended that several small “test“ feeder fish be added to the pond to verify that the aquatic environment is safe and in order to build up your pond’s biological filter slowly. If the “test“ fish are healthy and behaving normally after 48 hours, begin adding your larger fish gradually, no more than two at a time every 24 hours. Keep a close eye on your fish and your pond chemistry during this period. If any of your fish show any signs of distress or unusual activity, contact us immediately for assistance. Our team of pond experts draws on decades of experience and is committed to the health and well being of your fish.