Expert Guide On Must-Have Pond And Lake Maintenance Tools
If you have a pond or lake on your property, proper maintenance is crucial to keep it healthy and beautiful. Maintaining a pond or lake can be fun and easy if you have the right tools for the job, says Hal Newell, founder of Admiral Lake and Pond Restoration.
“First, understand that your water body requires sufficient aeration. Aeration is the process of introducing air into water, which makes it more breathable for fish and plants. You can achieve this via several methods, with aerators being one of the most common. An aerator pumps oxygen into your water to maintain its health and keep it clean. You can install aerators in virtually any water body that needs additional oxygenation due to pollution or low dissolved oxygen levels caused by algae blooms or bacterial activity.”
One such must-have piece of Pond Equipment for sale is an aerating pond fountain. “A pond fountain adds beauty and aesthetic value to your lake or pond, beyond the benefits of aeration. Our fountains are available in several sizes, offer accessories such as light kits and even adapters to turn your fountain into an ice rink maker, and you can customize them to fit just about any place or situation” explained Hal. “The fountains run on standard 110v or 220v electricity and create a relaxing ambience. You can easily change the water display via nozzles on the fountain to fit your personal preference.”
Aeration has become more and more prevalent as pond and lake homeowners learn of its importance. One thing that is often overlooked, however, is the importance of aeration beyond summer and spring. When temperatures plummet during winter, and common aerators such as fountains and aqua blowers must be removed from the water, what can be done?
“A lake and pond de-icer is a great solution,” states Hal. Pond de-icers are of particular importance if you live in cold climates that create an ice cap on the water over the course of several weeks to months. “What happens during the winter is that ice caps negate the normal transfer of oxygen from the air to the water.
This is the cause of winter kill, muck production, and other maladies that are an often overlooked issue in the lake and pond community.” With a deicer in your lake or pond, fresh oxygen will reach your fish, plants, and otherwise, which is essential for the overall health of your waterbody.
“Neither de-icers nor fountains are our top-selling products, though. There is a new product that we call the JetStream Aqua Blower,” teases Hal. It both aerates and circulates water and is great at ridding your water space of debris, whether it be floating weeds, silt, muck, etc.” The JetStream Aqua Blower is a submersible piece of equipment that pushes a concentrated stream of water toward whatever target areas you’re looking to clean. “It’s been used as a sea wall cleaner to remove algae, as a muck blaster, a tool to prevent weed growth, and much more”.
The Aqua Blower’s unique design enables it to circulate over 500 gallons of water per minute, rid lakeshores of thick weed or muck build-up, and do so with minimal time investment. It has become so popular that Hal has added new accessories for it every year over the past 5 years. There are now a wide array of mounting options, stakes, and accessories that help customers to able use it in nearly any situation. It has become a nearly essential tool in the Admiral line-up.
Speaking of essential tools, Hal also emphasized the importance of a lake rake in Lake and Pond Restoration. “A classic tool, this 36-inch wide lake rake is a must-have in order to remove weeds, algae, and other debris from beaches, lakes, and ponds. It is efficient and convenient for a quick clean-up. Plus, it’s very economical.”
Pond and lake maintenance can be a lot of work. But with the right tools and equipment, you can get the job done much more quickly and create something you can enjoy and be proud of.
Admiral Lake and Pond Restoration manufactures handcrafted tools and equipment to help you with lake, pond, and beach maintenance. Call or email them here to explore their offerings.
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