Reduces Arena Dust and Watering
Slow Dust™ is a dust control product that reduces watering and improves the performance of your footing. Slow Dust™ uses a flocculation polymer to bind microscopic dust particles back together. The dust particles floating in your arena are charged to a negative state. Water connects the polymer and dust particles in a network, making them heavy and no longer airborne.
Slow Dust comes in a 55 lb. bag. One bag covers 30,000 to 45,000 square feet.
How Slow Dust Works
Slow Dust™ is a flocculant and is safe for horse and rider. Flocculants are commonly used in drinking water treatment plants to bind bacteria, viruses and protozoa enabling them to be removed from the water through filtration. Slow Dust™ can add a bit of traction to your arena because of the particle stabilization qualities. Moisture will be retained and the need to water your arena can be reduced by 50%. Keeping the treated sand moist will help keep the sand particles flocked and out of the air. Easy to install, and maintain. Ratio is 1.5 lbs per 1,000 s.f. for up to 3” of sand.
Flocculation: Dust particles become connected through a polymer network, making particles heavier so they don’t become airborne.
Polymer network (Positively charged) + Water + Dust particles (Negatively charged)
Organic materials in your footing (like sawdust, leaves, manure, urine, etc.) will decrease the effectiveness of Slow Dust because of pH balance. If you are unsure, send us a sample of your sand and we’ll test it with Slow Dust for free.
Benefits of Slow Dust™:
- Simple and easy to apply
- Reduces operational and maintenance costs
- Environmentally and animal safe
- Can be used if Magnesium or Calcium Chloride has been used in the past
- Can last up to 16 months between treatments
Slow Dust™ can be used in:
- Riding arenas
- Race tracks
- Round pens
- Corrals and paddocks
Slow Dust™ can be used with almost all footings including:
- Crumb rubber
- Silica sand
- Screened or washed sand
- Clay/sand mixture
*We’ve noticed a 50% reduction in water when used with geotextile footing.