Muck is the dead organic debris accumulating on your pond’s bottom that you often feel between your toes when you step in. Over time, muck can build 6” or more if left untreated. The slow decomposition of this muck is also responsible for the rotten egg smell you may experience as gas is being released. While we do not dredge ponds we do offer multiple muck reductions methods to clear your water and rid the pond bottom of excess muck.
Biological Control: As part of a proactive pond management approach we utilize regular applications of beneficial bacteria to breakdown this muck into a harmless gas, which can be circulated from the pond. The addition of this type of bacteria speeds up the decomposition process clearing murky water and returning your pond bottom back its natural clay/sand base.
Aeration: Oxygen circulation is also important. By installing an aeration system you can force water movement at the pond’s bottom where it is needed most. This brings oxygen down to the bottom of the pond allowing beneficial bacteria to flourish and bring toxic gases to the surface to be released from the pond.
Physical Raking and Debris Removal: While raking a pond won’t get rid of the bulk of pond muck, pulling dead weeds, algae and decaying leaves from the pond will aid in slowing down muck build up.
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Muck Removal ProgramDo you dredge ponds?
We do not provide any dredging services. Dredging may offer an instant fix to muck accumulation but it is very expensive, damages the surrounding yard and not a long-term solution to muck problems. The use of natural bacteria such as MuckAway™ along with aeration will greatly reduce the amount of muck in your pond over time and keep your pond healthy.How long will it take to remove the muck from my pond?
Every pond is different and the time needed to reduce muck accumulation will depend on the amount of muck present, and the amount of circulation in the pond. Stagnant ponds with little or no circulation may see more isolated results than ponds that utilize natural bacteria and aeration. With the use of natural bacteria and aeration you can successfully remove several inches of muck per season.