Protecting Your Pond
When you own something of high value and importance, you want to take care of it. Would you invest in a swimming pool and only clean it, add a pump, or add chemicals to it once the pool was over run with algae?
Or would you not get an oil change in your car until it broke down resulting in having to buy a brand new car? I don’t think so! Ponds and lakes are the same way. They need continual maintenance to thrive. So how do you protect your pond? Here are a few ways.
Cleaning trash in and around your lake or pond.
This one is pretty obvious, but trash can cause real damage if it clogs pipes and creates flooding.
Repairing flood damage and erosion caused by a clogged outfall.
This could become costly if left ignored. We recommend calling us immediately if you notice flood damage or erosion.
Invest in an aeration system.
This is very important. We recommend aeration systems. Sub-surface aeration serves to provide supplemental oxygenation and can reduce the thermal stratification. If you get your fountains and aeration systems checked often (recommended monthly), it helps them to run longer.
Building buffers can help.
They can help prevent erosion, and can help stop litter and trash from getting into the pond.
Good record keeping can help the system to stay more balanced.
Taking care of your lake or pond is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. As your local pond management professionals, we’ve been there. Let us help guide you as a member to protect, plan, and preserve your pond or lake if you live in the Charlotte NC, Asheville NC, and Greenville SC areas.
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