Field Studies

Aeration & Natural Treatment Study
Ambassadori Golf Course
Mass Accumulation of Organic Material Before Treatment
Mass Accumulation of Organic Material Before Treatment
1 Week After PS30 and 1st Treatments Were Applied
1 Week After PS30 and 1st Treatments Were Applied

Aeration & Natural Treatment Study

Application: One Acre Golf Course Pond, Tbilisi, Republic of Georia

Products Used: Airmax PS30 Aeration, SMR Pellets, TLC Packets & Nature's Blue Pond Dye

Abstract:
Gurjaani Region, Kakheti, 1510 Kachret'i, Georgia

The Ambassadori Golf Club in Kachret'i, Republic of Georgia, contacted Airmax for a solution to clean up their signature pond on the property. The pond is a relatively shallow (12 Feet), man-made, one acre pond plagued by heavy accumulations of muck, odor and floating organic debris. The ownership of the golf course and hotel had received numerous complaints from members and guests about the pond and wanted the situation remedied immediately. The management company installed an Airmax PS30 on July 16, 2018 and applications of SMR, TLC & Nature's Blue Pond Dye began. In two weeks time the entire pond cleared, muck was reduced significantly and the floating organic debris disappeared.

Organics on Pond

Organics on Pond

Methods:
When the issue originally occurred, workers tried to skim the muck and algae, however that proved to be a short term remedy and workers couldn't keep up with the rapid accumulations. The decision was made to seek alternative methods to remediate the issue. Treating with natural water treatments will continue monthly and aeration will run continuously 24/7. The Airmax PS30 Aeration system is designed to turn over the complete volume of the pond twice a day providing an optimal oxygenated environment for aerobic bacteria to begin reducing organic matter in the pond.

Organics on Pond

Organics on Pond

Organics on Pond

Airmax PS30 Aeration System
helps the natural bacteria and enzyme products applied work more efficiently. The addition of bottom aeration feeds the natural bacteria products applied to the pond and keeps the pond bottom from becoming anaerobic.

Muck Reducer
SMR bacteria pellets, a blend of aerobic bacteria, was added to the pond to eat/remove bottom muck and odor.

Bacteria Packets
TLC packets contain a natural Bacillus bacteria blend, was applied to keep the total water column clean and free of suspended particulate.

Pond Dye
Nature's Blue Dye was added to add to improve the aesthetics of the pond and to help shade the water column, keeping it cooler and less likely to experience reoccurring coloration issues.

Results:
The study included 4 sample dates that yielded the following results:

Products Involved in Study

PS30
PondSeries System PS30
Number of Diffuser Plates 3
Max Pond Size 3 Acres
Max Diffuser Depth 21'
Running Amps 2.1
Voltage 230V
Max CFM 4.7
Monthly Operating Cost (24/7)* $23.76
Weighted Airline 5/8"
Cabinet Dimensions 23"L x 17"W x 15"H
ProAir Diffuser Warranty 5-Years
Compressor & Electrical Component Warranty 2-Years
Composite Cabinet Warranty Lifetime Warranty
EasySet Airline Warranty 5-Years
SMR

Application: Pellet
Active Temp: Above 50°F
Treatment: 0.5 - 1 Pound per 1,000 sq ft or 10-12 Pounds per Surface Acre
Shelf Life: 5-Years

Dosage Rates: Once treatment area is established, calculate treatment amount. For total lake treatments, treat every 4 weeks. For spot treatment areas (1,000 sq ft), treatments will be required every 2 weeks for best results.

How To Apply SMR Pellets: Apply SMR every 2-4 weeks when water temperatures are above 50°F. Treatment should continue until desired results are achieved.

Restrictions: SMR may be applied to lakes and ponds used for irrigation and aquaculture. Water treated with SMR may be used for recreation, fishing and other activities immediately after treatment. Safe for recreational ponds, horses, livestock, birds, pets, fish, wildlife and the environment. Do not apply to water that will be used for human consumption.

TLC

Application: Water Soluble Packets
Active Temp: Above 50°F
Treatment: 2-4 Pounds or 4-8 Packets per Surface Acre
Shelf Life: 5-Years

Dosage Rates: Once treatment area is established, calculate treatment amount. Repeat application once every 2-4 weeks. For high eutrophic bodies of water apply 6-8 pounds or 12-16 packets per surface acre until the waterbody is under control.

Application Rates: 2-4 Pounds or 4-8 Packets per Surface Acre.

How To Apply TLC: Broadcast TLC Packets evenly over the pond/lake surface making sure to space packets evenly from each other.

When To Apply TLC: Apply TLC once every 2-4 weeks when water temperatures are above 50°F. Treatment should continue until desired results are achieved.

Restrictions: TLC may be applied to lakes and ponds used for irrigation and aquaculture. Water treated with TLC may be used for recreation, fishing and other activities immediately after treatment. Safe for recreational ponds, horses, livestock, birds, pets, fish, wildlife and the environment. Do not apply to water that will be used for human consumption.

Natrues Blue Pond Dye

Application: 32 oz Liquid Pour
Active Temp: None
Treatment Area 32 oz Treats 1 Acre, 4-6 Feet Deep
Shelf Life: 5-Years

Dosage Rates: Apply 32 oz in a 1 Acre pond with an average depth of 4-6 ft deep.

Application Rates: Apply every month or as needed.

How To Apply Pond Dye: Simply pour Nature's Blue Pond Dye in several spots along the pond's edge - no mixing required. One single quart is equivalent to one gallon of other diluted pond and lake colorants

When To Apply Pond Dye: For year-long beauty, apply in early spring. Water temperature has no effect on Nature's Blue™ and should be applied monthly or as needed to maintain a true blue color all season long. Heavy rain and/or intense sunlight may require additional treatments of pond dye.

Restrictions: Nature's Blue may be applied to lakes and ponds used for irrigation and aquaculture. Water treated with Nature's Blue may be used for recreation, fishing and other activities immediately after treatment. Safe for recreational ponds, horses, livestock, birds, pets, fish, wildlife and the environment. Do not apply to water that will be used for human consumption.

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