FAQ

How does ARENACLEAR work?

It changes the structure of the soil so dust particles come together to form granules of soil. These granules of soil then hold the moisture inside, instead of having the water go around the outside of them. When this change occurs, it helps the soil retain up to 300% more moisture, which means you can reduce the amount of water you apply. It hold the moisture deeper into the soil and it doesn’t evaporate as quickly.

How much does ARENACLEAR cost?

For a 10,000 sq. ft. (80’x125’) arena (outdoors) the cost will be approximately 6 cents per sq. ft. for the first year and approximately 3 cents for subsequent applications. For indoor arenas, the typical the cost will be 3 cents per sq. ft., per year.

Do I need expensive equipment to apply ARENACLEAR?

No, you can apply it with an Ortho lawn & fertilizer sprayer that you hook up to a hose. It will take one quart per 2500 sq. ft. Put the setting on ½-1 oz. Per gallon of water.

How does ARENACLEAR work?

ARENACLEAR is a natural liquid soil conditioner, that when applied to arena or paddock surfaces (per the instructions) will permeate the soil and allow for increased absorption of water. It also allows the soil to retain up to 300% more moisture, thereby reducing the amount of watering needed to keep a dust free riding surface.

After applying ARENACLEAR to your arena or paddock area, you should see a significant difference in the soil condition. In most instances, the area treated with ARENACLEAR will retain more moisture than before the treatment (when application instructions are followed).

What are the ingredients in ARENACLEAR?

ARENACLEAR is a proprietary formula of ingredients that work on soil to bring either acidic or alkaline soils back to a neutral pH. When these ingredients are diluted with water they react with the soils to allow them to hold more moisture and still allow for percolation.

Will ARENACLEAR help with the urine smell in my indoor arena?

Yes, ARENACLEAR should work on the urine smell and break it down so the odor is reduced or eliminated totally.

Will ARENACLEAR work on my outdoor arena that is very dusty in the summer, but we get lots of rain during the wet season? Will it wash ARENACLEAR away?

ARENACLEAR treats the soil so it will allow water to be retained in the soil, which means you won’t have to water as much. However, during the wet season, it also allows the water to permeate deep into the ground (up to 40”) so you don’t have a mud bog. When ARENACLEAR is used outdoors, we recommend at least 2 applications the first year and then 1 application the 2nd year. This should make your arena dust free and also give you a better riding condition.

When I apply ARENACLEAR the first time and two days later we get rain all day will the product be washed away?

Well, that is hard to say, but most likely the product will be pushed deep into the ground and this will mean that the top layer will not have been treated with ARENACLEAR. It would probably be better to wait until there is at least 5-7 days when you won’t have any rain. This will give ARENACLEAR a chance to work on the soil and prepare it for water.

Once I have applied ARENACLEAR how often will I have to water my arena?

ARENACLEAR does not eliminate the need for watering, what it does is change the soil/sand so it will retain up to 300% more moisture. This means it holds the water deeper down, taking longer for the water to evaporate. Because of this, your watering is reduced by up to 50%. However, you will still need to water as needed, it just won’t be as often and as much as before ARENACLEAR.

Can we use the arena after applying ARENACLEAR?

ARENACLEAR is environmentally and ecologically safe. You may use your arena the very day you apply it. It is safe to ride on and, in fact, the product has been an approved agricultural mineral in the State of California since 1971. This means it is being used in farming right now.

Do I need to drag it after the application process?

No, you don’t, however, if you choose to drag your arena, it won’t hurt the product. It actually may also help with the process, as it gets the product on more soil, allowing for quicker changes in the soil. I recommend not dragging the arena until the application process is completed.

Is ARENACLEAR safe?

ARENACLEAR is non-toxic, environmentally & ecologically safe to use and has been used in the agricultural industry since 1959. It has been an approved agricultural mineral in the State of California since 1971. It actually helps grow bigger & better crops.

I live in a cold climate, what do I do about watering when the weather is below freezing?

ARENACLEAR changes the structure of the soil, so water goes inside the soil particles and holds the water. This means it takes longer for the soil to freeze and it also keeps the dust down. It doesn’t mean that the ground will not freeze at extremely cold temperatures, however, it will take longer for this happen. On the reverse side, the ground will also thaw out quicker.

How will ARENACLEAR help with my muddy paddocks and then rock hard paddocks after the mud goes away?

ARENACLEAR changes the soil, so it will break up the clay, which holds the water and makes the mud, when this happens it allows for water to permeate up to 40” deep, thereby eliminating mud and standing water. One of the benefits of adding ARENACLEAR to clay soils is that is changes them into a nice loam like soil that holds moisture and won’t get hard packed like clay soils tend to do.

How will ARENACLEAR affect my ground water and runoff?

One of the best things about ARENACLEAR is that it doesn’t allow chemicals to runoff into ground water. When you apply ARENACLEAR to your arena, urine or other chemicals you have put on those surfaces prior to ARENACLEAR will not leach into the ground water.

Will ARENACLEAR keep my vegetation down in my round pen?

ARENACLEAR will control vegetation, however, if water gets on it within a few days you are going to have some healthy vegetation, rather than no vegetation. It is not meant to be a vegetation controller.

What is the best temperature or time to apply ARENACLEAR?

It is best to apply ARENACLEAR when the ground temperature is at least 50 degrees. Why? Because the micro-organisms in A/C slow down when the ground temp is below 50 degrees.

I have a sand & rubber mixed arena footing, will ARENACLEAR work on this type of footing?

ARENACLEAR will work on the soil part of the footing, however, it will not affect the rubber in the footing.

Will ARENACLEAR help with a drainage problem?

Yes, ARENACLEAR allows water to permeate into the soil, so you don’t get runoff, rivers of running water or standing water (to make mud bogs).

Will ARENACLEAR work on sawdust/soil footing?

ARENACLEAR is primarily for use on soils, however, with sawdust mixed into the soil/sand it should have some effect on the control of dust. It does help with the fine powder that develops with horses pounding on the arena footing.

I have put Calcium Chloride on my arena, will ARENACLEAR affect it?

ARENACLEAR was developed to take out the salts in farm land and to bring back the natural state of the ground. It will have some affect on the Calcium Chloride. It might even make it work better without having to apply another layer of Calcium Chloride to your arena footing.

Will ARENACLEAR help to keep my footing from freezing and becoming rock solid?

Actually, ARENACLEAR helps keep the ground from freezing as quickly as it would under normal conditions. You will probably find that you don’t need to apply water or as much as you think you would in order to keep the dust under control during the winter months.

The base of my arena is rock fines; it’s hard packed. Will this keep ARENACLEAR from doing its job?

Actually ARENACLEAR should work fine on the rock fines. It will help to keep the footing from becoming hard packed. It should also help with your dragging or loosening of your arena footing.

How many times do I have to apply ARENACLEAR?

We recommend 1-2 times the first year for an Outdoor arena, then as needed. This is usually one time the 2nd year. For an Indoor arena we would recommend 1 application, the first year and then an annual application as needed.

Where can I find the application instructions for ARENACLEAR?

They are on the bottle or you can go to the website and download them.

Can I quit watering my arena if I use ARENACLEAR?

No, you will need to water your arena, however, when you water you reatcivate the ARENACLEAR. When you notice dust coming up off the ground approximately 2 feet, it is time to water again. Once you have applied ARENACLEAR per the instructions, you should only need to water as needed, (that could be every 2nd or 3rd day, maybe longer).

Can ARENACLEAR be used in other areas besides arenas?

Yes, ARENACLEAR can be used on any type of soil/ground. It can be used on paddocks, barn stalls (helps control urine), walkways, etc. It can be used on any area that has a mud problem.

Do I need to apply ARENACLEAR at the same rate as the initial application?

I would recommend it for the first year of applications, however, if you want to control the dust and reduce your costs, you could cut the rate in half and apply it more often during the 2nd and subsequent years.

What if I don’t have a big spray tank to apply ARENACLEAR?

It is easy, you buy an Ortho lawn sprayer (hose end type) and put a quart of A/C into the container, set the dial on ½-1 oz. Per gal. Rate and begin spraying. The quart should cover approximately 2500 sq. ft.

Can I groom my arena after applying ARENACLEAR?

Yes, it won’t hurt the ARENACLEAR . In fact, it may help speed up the process of the ARENACLEAR and the changes it will make on the arena footing.

Should I wet my arena prior to applying ARENACLEAR?

We recommend having your arena dry prior to applying ARENACLEAR, since you are going to be putting water on while applying ARENACLEAR and after initial application.

Is ARENACLEAR sticky?

No, it penetrates into the soil.

What if my horses or other animals should eat the dirt where ARENACLEAR has been sprayed?

It is totally safe and non-toxic. It is an agricultural mineral used for farms and growing crops.

What is the coverage of a gallon of ARENACLEAR?

One gallon should cover approximately 10,000 sq. ft or an 80’ x 125” arena.

Do I need to follow the initial application procedure when applying my second gallon of ARENACLEAR?

For the second application, apply the ARENACLEAR and then one light watering with plain water, approximately 5-10 minutes.

Does ARENCLEAR have an odor?

No. It is not petroleum based and there are no side effects.

Can ARENACLEAR be used on walkways and areas where there is heavy traffic?

Yes, but you might need to apply an additional layer, more diluted.

What will happen if ARENACLEAR is applied and some of the product happens to get on grass or pasture areas?

Well, if you water the grass or pasture land after ARENACLEAR gets on it, it will only help the grass/pasture grow better. It is an agricultural mineral.

How does ARENACLEAR help with the freezing issue of the arena surface?

It helps with the expansion capacity of the soil. ARENACLEAR has been used by contractors when they pour concrete slabs. It allows for swelling and spreads out the effects of the swelling over a larger area, thereby, limiting the damage caused by the swelling/freezing.