Is your pond or lake prepared for spring? Since the ice is gone and spring is headed this way, now is the right time to consider treating your pond for unwanted growth. All ponds age, and as they age, they gather muck on the bottom. This then prompts plant vegetation and algae issues. Why, because the bottom of most ponds is anaerobic, and things don’t separate and decay effectively in an anaerobic climate. As the muck layer develops, it discharges phosphorous and different supplements which then feed green plants and algae or pond plants
So how would you keep these things from occurring? The following are three methods for preparing and maintaining your pond or lake for spring.
- In the first place, consider adding bottom-diffused aeration. This keeps water on the bottom moving making it harder for bad bacteria and muck to build-up. This is why wastewater treatment plants stir and move their water, to add oxygen and good bacteria. You want to ensure your pond has enough oxygen and good bacteria keep the pond clean. Aeration choices include wind, solar or electric power. All are successful, and all work well.
- Secondly, add additional microbes and aerobic bacteria. A concentrated mix of bacteria can speed supplement and natural matter disintegration. This can be in pellet structure to deal with the bottom muck broadly or aerobic bacteria pack designed to circulate through the water. Thirdly, utilize a pond dye to assist with separating the daylight. We have a wide variety of colors that are super focused and can help fundamentally, particularly in ponds with shallow edges where algae are inclined to develop.
- Finally, you can specifically utilize an algaecide or herbicide to assist with trouble spots. Open-air Water Arrangements convey many of these items to help control extreme algae and weeds in issue ponds.
Maintaining a healthy pond or lake requires ongoing attention and care, especially as the seasons change. With spring approaching, it’s the perfect time to take steps to ensure your pond is in top condition. By following the tips from Outdoor Water Solutions, including adding aeration, using microbes and pond dye, and utilizing algaecides or herbicides when needed, you can help prevent unwanted growth and ensure a beautiful, healthy pond for years to come. Remember to regularly monitor and maintain your pond to keep it thriving, and don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Outdoor Water Solutions for additional guidance and support.
At Outdoor Water Solutions, we offer a variety of pond aerators & solar pond aerators providing you with the options needed to pick the perfect pond aerator for your pond. We always enjoy working with clients on ways to improve the quality of their ponds’ health & solutions for pond maintenance so, if you have any questions or would like more information on our solar pond aerators, contact us at 866.471.1614 today!