Ponds zeolite treatments are low cost and the mineral itself has a high tolerance to changing temperatures and chemical conditions

Natural Zeolite - Ponds

The natural absorption and adsorption capabilities of zeolite ( as molecular sieve )make it the perfect candidate to promote the ongoing health and sustainability of aquatic ecosystems. In these environments, zeolite serves three primary functions: to remove toxic levels of nitrogen and ammonium ions from aquarium waters; to provide oxygen-enriched air; to purify tank waters (Mumpton 1985 & 1999).

Hargreaves (1998) reported that fish excrement and sediment flux add to nitrogen levels in aquatic environments. If levels exceed ponds’ assimilatory capacity, water quality deteriorates due to an accumulation of nitrogenous compounds, like ammonia. When this occurs, scientists observe gill damage, hyperplasia, sterility, stunted grown, and mortality in fish (Mumpton, 1985).

Studies have proven that zeolite’s ion exchange properties control nitrogen content and can provide an effective means for ammonium removal (Mumpton, 1985 & 1999). In fact, studies have found that up to 97 percent of ammonium produced in aquatic systems can be removed by zeolite ion-exchange (Mumpton, 1985). As an added advantage, zeolite treatments are low cost and the mineral itself has a high tolerance to changing temperatures and chemical conditions (Mumpton, 1985).

Benefits of UZ-Min Natural Zeolite to Ponds (Based Clinoptilolite Zeolite)

  • Better Filtration – down to 2 microns Higher dirt capacity than sand or glass filters
  • High Cation Exchange Capacity (reduction of TDS)
  • Absorbs ammonia and prevents chloramines buildup
  • Saves Water – Up to 30% (through less frequent backwash)
  • Saves Chemicals – Less Chlorine, etc.
  • Can be regenerated for long-term high efficiency Extended life cycle (5-7 years)
  • Ease of use (direct substitution of sand).

Install Zeolite Water Filter Media

Following four simple installation steps will lead to years of crystal clear water.

Four Easy Steps:

  • Remove sand and make needed repairs
  • Fill filter halfway with water
  • Pour the zeolite sand into the filter
  • Backwash until clear water comes from the filter.


The lower density between zeolite rock and sand is the difference, so you will use about half as many UZ-Min zeolite granules by weight as regular filter sand. It is a 100% natural zeolite replacement for a sand filter that gives DE-like clarity and controls chloramine formation.

Crystal Clear Water

High Surface Area

  • Crystal Clear Water–DE Like Clarity
  • Traps More Dirt
  • Saves Water–Fewer Backwashes

Ca Ion Exchange

  • Purifies Water
  • Traps Ammonia, Amines and Heavy Metals


  • Residential and Commercial Uses
  • Passes NSF/ANSI Standards

Long Lasting

  • Replace as often as Sand

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