What is Pond Muck?
The result of pond muck is a collection of algae bloom and other types of debris that accumulates on the bottom of your pond. When it comes to pond muck, it can makemanaging the pond a real challenge as that excess organic matter releases nitrogen and phosphorus which feeds algae and weeds. Moreover, it can also add an unhealthy habitat for all pond life. You can quickly notice pond muck in the waters. You’ll be able to spot large areas of sludge with a brown or black color. If you get close enough or decide to go swimming, you may also experience a foul odor. So how can you manage and ultimately rid your pond of this muck? Let’s go over a few ways that can help.
The Surface Aeration Method
First, we can consider the surface aeration method. This can be achieved by investing in a floating pond fountain. Fountains are usually good at aerating the surface of the pond. As the water rises into the air from the fountain and drops in the water, it creates ripples of bubbles, which extend outward. However, they can only reach 6-8’ few feet deep into the water. For ponds deeper than this, pond aeration can help.
The Bottom Aeration Alternative
If you need something for bottom pond aeration, you can consider aerators specifically designed to go at the bottom of the pond. In this case, the aeration method works the same. However, the aeration cycle begins from the bottom, working upwards and up to the pond’s surface. Since the water flow begins at the bottom with the aerator, it helps break the excess organic matter which is releasing nutrients.
Using Muck Pellets
Aside from infusing oxygen into your pond with an aerator, you can also contemplate adding Lake and Pond Muck Pellets. These pellets are designed to help control sludge and muck that can build up in the bottom of your pond. They are good options because the pellets will sink to the bottom of the pond, which is where muck tends to form. The pellets will then begin to dissolve, helping to break down excessive nutrients. To get good results, it is recommended that you use these pellets consistently. Coupled with the aeration setup, you’ll be able to rid your pond of muck in no time.
At Outdoor Water Solutions, we offer a variety of 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 so, if you have any questions or would like more information on our pond aerators, contact us at 866.471.1614 today!