Common Water Body Problems:

Organic Muck

The Problem

Organic muck on the pond bottom is often the root cause of multiple pond problems. This soupy, smelly “goop” is actually partially decomposed dead plant material. In other words, it is compost that can feed tremendous amounts of weed and algae growth in your pond.

What’s worse is the muck on the bottom consumes a tremendous amount of dissolved oxygen in the pond. Once the oxygen at the bottom runs out, all of the beneficial bacteria and micro –organisms die off and harmful, pathogenic anaerobic bacteria take over. These anaerobes don’t need oxygen to survive, but produce harmful toxic gases including hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and methane. These are the organisms responsible when ponds start to smell like a swamp or even a sewer.

Organic Muck Reduction Success Stories

AirStream Technology, the Natural Way to Reclaim Your Lakefront

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CASE STUDY:
Solving Lakefront Weed, Algae and Muck Problems

The Challenge

Lots of Muck, excessive lily pads and milfoil -- not uncommon for many lakefront properties. Cutting weeds or dowsing them with chemicals is at best a temporary band-aid to a deeper problem. A Southwest Michigan Lakefront owner was looking for an alternative to clear up over a foot of organic muck on his shoreline that was feeding excessive weed growth making it difficult to swim and get the boat in and out.

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The AerationTech Solution

Solving the “muck” problem is the critical first step in solving your pond problems. Fortunately, aggressive aeration and biological treatment can get rid of the goop at the bottom biologically without dredging!

Solving the muck problem requires continuously delivering oxygenated water to the muck layer at the bottom of the pond. When high levels of dissolved oxygen are maintained, aerobic bacteria (bacteria that need oxygen to do their work) can literally consume the organic muck as their food. These beneficial bacteria form the base of a healthy fish food chain. By restoring circulation and oxygen, we can quickly convert a dying, septic pond into a healthy vibrant ecosystem.

When you give a pond what it needs to stay healthy, weed, algae and muck problems naturally disappear.

Contact AerationTech at (269) 383-3400 or info@aerationtech.com to discuss how we can help fix your organic muck problem.