Watering Information

Water Keeper Krystals ®

Water Keeper Krystals ™ is made of environmentally safe super absorbent polymer crystals designed for all houseplants, trees, shrubs, vegetable and flower gardens, lawns and golf courses, as well as crafts. With an essentially neutral pHWater Keeper Krystals ® superabsorbent polymers will break down into ammonia, carbon dioxide and water with no residual toxicity.

History of Super absorbents

Super absorbent polymers were first introduced by Union Carbide in the mid 60's. They were first developed in the 70's to grow plants in the desert. However, they were used very little by commercial growers due to their relatively high cost in comparison to their swell capacity.In the early 80's, superabsorbents began to be widely developed for the baby diaper market (hundreds of millions of pounds). This led to newer, higher swell polymer, some with long lasting life that was suitable for agriculture. Polymers like Water Keeper Krystals ® have been recommended by various Cooperative Extension Services as a beneficial soil amendment. The fine powders have also been used by nurseries for bare root dipping. Now, a growing use has been seen in nursery container mix, landscaping (especially golf courses), vegetable and flower gardens and orchards. Superabsorbents like Water Keeper Krystals ® are compatible with any type of living plant, annuals, perennials, ornamental trees and shrubs, bulbs, vegetable, and turf. 1+ million pounds were used in 2003 for these applications.

Water Keeper Krystals ® can fulfill the needs of farmers, nursery growers and golf course landscaping professionals who require a soil amendment which would outperform conventional potting soils and organic amendments relative to their water holding, releasing and water saving capacity.

  • Reduce plant watering by 50% while saving time and labor
  • Get deeper root penetration, hence better access to nutrients
  • Ensure successful transplantation with minimal follow-up maintenance
  • Time-release water-soluble fertilizers
  • Aerate the soil without any mechanical

Better Product

Water Keeper Krystals ® is a cross-linked potassium-based polymer specifically formulated for use in agriculture and horticulture. Many competitor products are sodium-based super absorbent polymers. They degrade within one year in the soil and they add unwanted salinity levels.

Save on Water and Fertilizer

Water Keeper Krystals ® will reduce your residential and commercial watering needs and frequency in half as well as retain your applied fertilizers and nutrients for plant use.

How much water can it release? Research shows that Water Keeper Krystals ® superabsorbent polymers can release up to 95% of the water absorbed and make it available to the plant. Remember that 1 lb of Water Keeper Krystals ® can absorb 47 gallons of rainwater and 30 gallons of tap water.
Experience & Service With our knowledge of specialty polymers, we can help you with specific applications of superabsorbents.

Contact Information for Government Water Restriction

Below is a list of local government water restriction contact information(web and/or telephone). Always refer to your local government or utility restriction guidelines first. Some may have different restrictions in place. If your area is not listed, please follow the District’s water restrictions.

HERNANDO COUNTY

RESTRICTION INFO REPORT VIOLATIONS
Hernando County (352) 754-4056 (352) 754-4056
Brooksville (352) 754-6818 (352) 544-5430

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

RESTRICTION INFO REPORT VIOLATIONS
Hillsborough County (813) 272-6680 (813) 224-8993
Plant City (813) 757-9289 (813) 757-9289
Tampa (813) 274-8032 (813) 274-8032
Temple Terrace (813) 989-7170 (813) 989-7040

PASCO COUNTY

RESTRICTION INFO REPORT VIOLATIONS
Pasco County (727) 847-8131 (727) 847-8171
Dade City (352) 523-5054 (352) 521-1497
Holiday (727) 847-8110 (727) 847-8171
Hudson (727) 847-8110 (727) 847-8171
New Port Richey (727) 841-4554 (727) 847-8171
Port Richey (727) 847-8110 (727) 847-8171
San Antonio (352) 588-2127 (727) 847-8171
St. Leo (727) 847-8110 (727) 847-8171
Zephyrhills 1-800-848-0499 (SWFWMD) (813) 780-0050

PINELLAS COUNTY

RESTRICTION INFO REPORT VIOLATIONS
Pinellas County (727) 464-4000  (727) 464-4000
Belleair Beach  (727) 464-4000 (727) 464-4000
Belleair Bluffs (727) 581-6808 (727) 464-4714
Belleair Shore (727) 595-4652 (727) 464-4000
Belleair (727) 588-3794 (727) 464-4000
Clearwater (727) 562-4720 (727) 562-4720
Dunedin (727) 582-1840 (727) 298-3100
Gulfport   (727) 893-1030
Indian Shores (727) 595-5414 (727) 464-4000
Kenneth City (727) 544-2564 (727) 546-9593
Largo (727) 587-6730 (727) 464-4000
Madeira Beach (727) 582-6200 (727) 464-4000
North Redington Beach (727) 582-6200 (727) 464-4000
Oldsmar (727) 582-6200 (727) 749-1129
Pinellas Park (727) 541-0753 (727) 562-4729
Redington Beach (727) 582-6200 (727) 464-4000
Redington Shores   (727) 464-4000
Safety Harbor (727) 724-1540 (727) 724-1555
Seminole   (727) 464-4000
South Pasadena (727) 343-4192 (727) 892-5600
St. Petersburg Beach (727) 363-9224 (727) 363-9241
St. Petersburg (727) 893-7761 (727) 892-5600
Tarpon Springs (727) 943-4075 (727) 938-2840
Treasure Island (727) 547-4595 (727) 464-4000