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There is a surprisingly large number of property owners who have a pond or body of water on their premises, especially in Georgia, USA. Another shockingly high number don't maintain their ponds! In this brief guide brought to you by Aquatic Restoration, we provide some tips on naturally cleaning your pond water.

Fortunately, you don't have to get your hands dirty or set aside a valuable part of your day. Property owners and managers in the area can call Aquatic Restoration to consult with a seasoned professional.

The Role of Detention and Retention Ponds

Detention and retention ponds act as water storage facilities, collecting and controlling stormwater runoff to prevent downstream flooding. Detention and retention pond maintenance play a crucial role in managing that runoff, preventing flooding, and preserving water quality.

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Neglecting these ponds can lead to a host of issues, such as increased sedimentation, nutrient buildup, and the proliferation of harmful algae. To ensure the continued effectiveness of these ponds, regular maintenance is essential.

Natural Pond Cleaning Methods

Though there are products on the market that purport to quickly and conveniently clean waterbodies, it’s wise to approach those claims with skepticism. For those who want a natural solution for a natural problem, we offer some options. This is not an exhaustive list, and you are advised to hire a trained specialist who can inspect your unique property.

  1. Establish Buffers with Vegetation: Use nature to your advantage. Native plants with deep roots help stabilize the soil, prevent erosion, and filter out pollutants. Grasses, shrubs, and trees not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also contribute to water quality improvement.
  2. Introduce Floating Wetlands: These constructed mats, planted with native wetland vegetation, absorb excess nutrients, promote oxygenation, and provide habitat for beneficial microorganisms. Floating wetlands offer an innovative and aesthetically pleasing solution to nutrient management.
  3. Employ Helpful Microbes: Introducing beneficial microbes is a natural way to enhance water quality by breaking down organic sludge and reducing nutrient levels. These microbes, available in commercial products, accelerate the decomposition of organic matter and help restore the pond's ecological balance.
  4. Dredge and Remove Sediment: Mechanical dredging or hydraulic suction can be employed to remove excess sediment, maintain pond depth, and prevent nutrition buildup. Proper disposal of dredged material is essential to prevent contamination, and local regulations should be followed to ensure compliance.

Maintaining a pond on your property is a responsibility that extends beyond the aesthetic appeal of a serene water feature. When it comes to pond maintenance, opting for seasoned providers with decades of experience brings unparalleled benefits.

Why Hire a Pond Maintenance Company?

Established 1970, Aquatic Restoration is a lake and pond maintenance services company serving the Southeast Region of the U.S. We offer lake dredging, silt and sediment removal, drain replacement, dam repairs and a variety of pond services to lake owners.

Our uniformed professionals carry in-depth knowledge of aquatic systems, employ proactive problem-solving skills, ensure regulatory compliance, and use advanced technology and techniques to deliver long-lasting results.

We know you might have questions. Our friendly team is on standby to address any concerns or hesitations you may have. Call Aquatic Restoration to speak with a live representative today.

02 / Dec / 2023

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