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What makes the old approach outdated?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.
Enhancing Bacteria Levels:
While natural beneficial bacteria typically establish themselves in most mature ponds when water temperatures reach approximately 50 degrees, it becomes crucial to take proactive steps as a pond ages or when chemical applications are necessary. Introduce Lake and Pond Muck Pellets and Bacteria Packs to complement nature’s efforts. These products contain abundant specialized microbes, competing for nutrients in the water column. Moreover, the sinking pellets of Lake and Pond Muck Pellets transport billions of microbes to the pond’s bottom, effectively reducing up to 5 inches of muck each season and preventing future accumulation.
Implementing Pond Shading:
Excessive sunlight can have adverse effects on water quality. Enhance your pond by incorporating All Natural Pond Dyes, which add beauty and provide natural shading. These dyes improve water quality while imparting an aesthetic touch to your pond.
By embracing proactive pond care, which encompasses sub-surface aeration, bacteria enhancement, and pond shading, you’ll proactively tackle the underlying issues—excess nutrients and sunlight. Give proactive care a chance, and you’ll have everything to gain, including freedom from unwanted nutrients and muck. We are confident that you’ll be thrilled with the outcomes!
Air-O-Lator is committed to leading the charge in this green revolution. Our high-quality solar-powered aerating fountains are a testament to our dedication to improving water quality while being environmentally responsible. We offer comprehensive solutions tailored to meet your specific needs, whether it’s for a small garden pond or a large industrial application. Contact us today or call us at 866.471.1614 to embrace the future of aeration.