Bob [Pharr, TX]
"I have been using the sub-surface pond aerators for two years. Weeds are gone. I use the pond bacteria and blue pond dye to control weeds and bacteria. I am a do yourself pond and lake manager for a lot less money than hiring someone. Joel will
give you good advice if needed."
Gary [Magnolia, TX]
When I contacted Joel five years ago, I had a severe muck problem at my lake property in Northern Minnesota. The muck around my dock was knee deep [not exaggerating] in places. Joel advised me of the equipment and how it should be placed along my shoreline. I have used the system along with bacteria pellets for the past five seasons [summers only] and my muck has been reduced to ankle deep silt [fine sand]. The weeds are gone, including deep rooted cattails. It requires patience and persistence, but it worked along the shore of our 2,000+ acre lake. If you have muck, you will have weeds. For the previous 25 years, I had tried everything I could find to control lake weeds. Nothing really worked until I tried aeration. For the first time in nearly 30 years, we are able to enjoy our shoreline.
"I considered the bentonite option but with low clay levels in the soil, the cost of bentonite was nearing the liner cost. In September 2013 I deepened and old pond and installed a 68,000 sf 20 mil liner. It was installed by myself & 4 other friends. We installed as per instructions and it took about 10-12 hours to get it in place. We had a few learning pains but overall it was not bad. I built a 12" high road down one end of the pond about 50ft out from the bank. Built a dirt pad, then a concrete slab to support the dock post. Dock extends 48ft from the bank. Also used biodegradable blanket to hold dirt from washing off the bank. We recently received about 11" of rain in less than 3 weeks and this completed the necessary water level required. The pond depth is near 12ft with a 20-30 degree slope on the banks. It is stocked with bait fish and should be able to put bass in around end of September. It appears this is the best investment I could have made."