3 Tips for Making Your Water Summer-Ready
For many, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. With it comes a plethora of outdoor get-togethers, barbecues, pool parties, boating, fishing, swimming—the list goes on. But before diving into the easy routine of summer, here are a few tips that will maximize your leisure time by minimizing those summer chores. Whether you’re on a pond or lake, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time improving the appearance or usability of your waterfront. Here are our top tips for improving your water with the least amount of effort:
- Aerate. There’s no time like the present to start working towards better water quality. And aeration is key to keeping those waters clear. We recommend installing a submersed aeration system or aerating fountain to boost oxygen levels and fish population while staving off algae and mosquito breeding.
- Treat and Prevent. One of the most effective ways to keep your waterbody clear is to use an algae control product. Our non-toxic Kleer powder contains specially-selected strains of naturally-occurring microbes that feed on the nutrients that algae also consume—starving out the algae. The best part? It’s safe for humans, animals and fish, and one treatment lasts up to six months (in up to a half acre of water).
- Create a Buffer. Perhaps the easiest way to maintain good water quality is by leaving a natural buffer of vegetation (a few feet deep) around your pond or lake every time you mow. This simple step helps keep unwanted nutrients—that algae and invasive weeds love so much—out of your water.
As always, we encourage establishing a year-long maintenance plan, but if you’re new to waterfront living, this is a great place to start.