EARTH POND REMEDIATION
HEALTHY, CLEAN WATER
Every pond is a unique ecosystem. We will assess how light and nutrient loads are affecting your pond's ecology and resulting in excess sludge and algae.
The aim of the remediation is to encourage healthy water without the use of chemicals that can be toxic and while temporarily effective, do not solve the underlying cause of your pond's problem. While remediation is never overnight, a focused plan will deliver improved results.
Planktonic and filamentous algae thrive on light and nutrients. Creating a buffer zone around your pond with sandy beaches, rocky outcroppings and unmowed vegetation can reduce the amount of plant debris that ends up decaying in the bottom of your pond. In the fall and spring, it is a good idea to try to remove as much of the vegetation from the buffer zones to ensure it doesn't end up in the pond. Pond dyes are also a good way to limit light infiltration into the water.
Consistent applications of beneficial bacteria and enzymes will create a healthy aquatic ecosystem and reduce algae blooms, work with the existing flora, eliminate odours, reduce mosquito concentrations, and reduce accumulated sludge by 3-4" per year.
Aeration is indispensable to the creation of an aerobic environment where healthy bacteria and enzymes can thrive and do their job. Subsurface aeration introduces oxygen at the bottom of the water column and is highly effective at oxygenating pond water and regulating the thermocline.