The old way
For many years, the prevailing approach to managing ponds involved a passive strategy of waiting for issues such as algae blooms or excessive growth of aquatic weeds to arise and then responding with chemical treatments. While this method offers a temporary solution, it fails to tackle the underlying problem. Pond owners following this reactive approach are now facing the consequences. Each year, it becomes increasingly challenging for them to control the proliferation of unwanted weeds and algae effectively. Chemicals can be valuable assets, but they are just one component of a comprehensive toolkit for pond management.
What makes the old approach outdated?
In the past, when chemicals were applied to eliminate weeds and algae, the remnants of these plants would decay and accumulate at the bottom of the pond. Essentially, this process acted as a form of fertilization for the pond. As the dead weeds and algae decomposed, they became nutrient-rich organic muck. While this might benefit a garden, it harms a pond. The nutrients present in this muck significantly contribute to future issues with weed and algae growth.
Introducing the NEW approach…
Say goodbye to nutrient buildups in your pond. We present to you proactive pond care, a comprehensive solution that involves the following tools:
By implementing Aeration Systems to aerate your pond from the bottom up, you will achieve excellent water circulation, significantly increasing dissolved oxygen levels in the water column. This, in turn, creates an environment conducive to the proliferation of beneficial bacteria in your pond.
While natural beneficial bacteria typically establish themselves in most mature ponds when water temperatures reach around 50 degrees, it becomes necessary to take proactive measures as a pond ages or when chemical applications are required. Introduce Lake and Pond Muck Pellets and Bacteria Packs to supplement nature’s efforts. These products contain specialized microbes in billions, which compete for nutrients in the water column. Additionally, the sinking pellets of Lake and Pond Muck Pellets deliver billions of microbes to the pond’s bottom, effectively reducing up to 5 inches of muck each season and preventing future buildup.
Excessive sunlight can negatively impact water quality. Enhance your pond with All Natural Pond Dyes, which add beauty and provide natural shading. These dyes improve water quality while adding an aesthetic touch to your pond.
By adopting proactive pond care, which encompasses sub-surface aeration, bacteria augmentation, and pond shading, you’ll be taking proactive measures to address the root causes of the problem—excess nutrients and sunlight. Give proactive care a try, and you’ll have nothing to lose except unwanted nutrients and muck. We are sure that you’ll be delighted with the results!
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!