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The Airmax Ecosystem™

The Airmax Ecosystem™

The Airmax Ecosystem™ offers pond owners a natural, proactive, and most importantly, a simple pond management strategy to reduce excess nutrients in the water column. By getting to the source of the problem, ponds can be successfully be healthy and clear.

Aeration

Why Aerate

Why Aerate

Aeration is all about gasses – mixing the water allows toxic gasses to be efficiently released and life-giving oxygen readily replaced. An aerated pond will be clearer, cleaner, healthier, and have less bottom muck than a pond without aeration.

Aeration is for All Seasons

Aeration is for All Seasons

Installing an aeration system in your pond or lake is key for creating the perfect pond whether you use your pond for swimming, fishing or just for looks. The benefits provided by bottom diffused aeration will keep your water clean, clear and balanced all season long.

Why Pond Depth Matters

Why Pond Depth Matters

The deeper a diffuser plate is placed in your pond, the more area is can effectively aerate. Shallow ponds or ponds with irregular shapes and bends, require more diffuser plates per surface acre.

Case Study- Improve Water Clarity & Reduce Muck

Case Study- Improve Water Clarity & Reduce Muck

A ½ acre, kidney shaped, 10+ year old pond located in state of North Carolina. The pond had nearly 12” of muck buildup and required monthly chemical treatments to reduce algae blooms.

Case Study- Midge Fly

Case Study- Midge Fly

With poor water quality, residents near a Florida pond had a big problem with midge flies. With the addition of aeration and a beneficial bacteria program, the midge fly population was reduced by over 80% in just 10 months.

Case Study- Fox Lake

Case Study- Fox Lake

Fox Lake is a shallow, 9 acre, low land lake characterized by heavy muck, prolific plant growth, and stagnant, eutrophic water. To reduce plant growth and muck levels to facilitate better aesthetics and an improved fishery 3 Airmax® Aeration Systems were installed and MuckAway™ TL was applied throughout the summer.

Algae & Weed Control

5 Tips for Treating Pond & Lake Algae

5 Tips for Treating Pond & Lake Algae

The Airmax Ecosystem™ offers pond owners a natural, proactive, and most importantly, a simple pond management strategy to reduce excess nutrients in the water column. By getting to the source of the problem, ponds can be successfully be healthy and clear.

Cattail & Emergent Control

Cattail & Emergent Control

Cattails and other emergent aquatic plants can add natural beauty to any pond or shoreline, but if left unchecked for too long, they can overtake these areas and create a maintenance nightmare. A consistent program is the most efficient way to combat excessive spread of unwanted weeds. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to keeping cattails in check. Follow these tips to maintain a pristine shoreline all season long.

Floating & Submerged Weed Control

Floating & Submerged Weed Control

Successful weed control starts with proper identification. The more mature a pond is, the more you have to deal with aquatic weeds and algae. They not only can be annoying, but they can choke the life out of any delicate ecosystem if proper action isn’t taken.

Fish Care

Promoting Healthy Fish Populations in Ponds & Lakes

Promoting Healthy Fish Populations in Ponds & Lakes

Game fish need a comfortable environment to thrive. Whether you are stocking a new pond, replenishing an existing pond or adding to an already-established population, here are some guidelines to create a healthy ecosystem.

Muck Reducers

4 Tips for Maximum Muck Removal

4 Tips for Maximum Muck Removal

MuckAway™ Pond Muck Reducer does a number on muck. The special blend of aerobic beneficial bacteria digests organic debris (a.k.a. muck), improves water clarity and eliminates noxious odors. The precision-release pellets are easy to use, and they’re perfect for battling built-up sludge anywhere in the pond.

Case Study- Midge Fly

Case Study- Midge Fly

With poor water quality, residents near a Florida pond had a big problem with midge flies. With the addition of aeration and a beneficial bacteria program, the midge fly population was reduced by over 80% in just 10 months.

Case Study- Fox Lake

Case Study- Fox Lake

Fox Lake is a shallow, 9 acre, low land lake characterized by heavy muck, prolific plant growth, and stagnant, eutrophic water. To reduce plant growth and muck levels to facilitate better aesthetics and an improved fishery 3 Airmax® Aeration Systems were installed and MuckAway™ TL was applied throughout the summer.

Pond Dye

Choosing to Use Pond Dye

Choosing to Use Pond Dye

Pond Dyes are no longer perceived as singularly decorative or unimportant to maintaining a healthy pond. Adding pond dye to your pond maintenance regimen is a great way to keep your pond looking great all year long. Pond dye will shade your pond the unique color of your choosing, whether it is a deep blue tint or a natural mirror like reflective surface.

Other

Winterizing Your Farm Pond

Winterizing Your Farm Pond

As our warm summer months come to an end, we receive many questions regarding “pond winterization”. Winterizing your pond is an important step to ensure a safe and healthy start-up next spring. Here are some easy tips to help you on your way.

Water Garden

Pond Basics

Water Gardens 101

Water Gardens 101

A healthy pond doesn't just happen. It's created and maintained by you. Imagine seeing your fish thrive, your plant flourish, and your pond water turned crystal clear!

How to Measure a Water Garden

How to Measure a Water Garden

Knowing how much water a pond holds will help you determine the size of aeration or filtration system you will need to install. It will also help you properly dose the pond with water treatments and determine how many fish the pond can house.

Aeration

5 Reasons to Aerate

5 Reasons to Aerate

Aeration, like PondAir™ & KoiAir™ Aeration Kits, work from the bottom up, circulating water and increasing dissolved oxygen levels. Increasing the dissolved oxygen levels in the pond provides many benefits including: healthier fish and plants, more efficient filtration, and protection for fish during the winter months.

Algae Control

5 Step Plan for Algae Control in Water Gardens

5 Step Plan for Algae Control in Water Gardens

String algae. It seems to just grow and grow, leaving a tangled mess in streams and water gardens. Like other types of algae, string algae thrives on sunlight and excess nutrients like fish waste and decomposing organic matter in the water. Here is a five-step plan designed to get string algae under control.

Fish Care

5 Ways to Prevent Fish Illness in Water Gardens

5 Ways to Prevent Fish Illness in Water Gardens

Most fish illness begins with stress due to water quality. Keeping a pond clean, filtered and well aerated is a great start to preventing disease, but there is more you can do to ensure fish stay happy and healthy.

Seasonal Care

Spring Start Up

Spring Start Up

Ideally, an aeration system should run all year long. By running it all year, there is a reduction in the risk of winter fish kills do to turnover. Aeration systems that were shut down in the winter for recreational purposes, will need to be restarted once the ice melts off the pond. It is best to do a slow system start up as you did when the system was first installed, to avoid any quick turnover in your pond.

Fall Shut Down

Fall Shut Down

Winterizing your pond is an important step to ensure a safe and healthy start-up next spring. Here are some easy tips to help you on your way.

Natural Water Treatments

Removing Muck in Water Gardens

Removing Muck in Water Gardens

Bacteria is bacteria, right? Not really. In nature, thousands of bacteria species perform many important jobs. The natural bacteria products found in the EcoPack™ were chosen for their unique ability to break down suspended debris and sunken muck in pond water. And they’re really good at what they do.

Pond Dye in Water Gardens

Pond Dye in Water Gardens

The thought of adding dye to your water garden may seem like a foreign concept! Why would you want to add color to the water that you’re working so hard to keep clear? Well, there are aesthetic reasons and some practical reasons, too.