Commercial Lakes and Large Pond Treatment

Lake and Large Pond Maintenance and Treatment

Contamination of water features in public parks and reserves in New Zealand is often caused by the lack of aeration and water flow, which is the way rivers or streams clean themselves. Nutrients build up and become too much for the ecosystem to handle, resulting in dirty, smelly water.

Algae bloom and pest weeds increase, setting up a natural cycle of contamination. Grass clippings, leaves, manure, fertiliser run off and rubbish also contribute to the negative bacterial balance.

We have successfully removed huge amounts of contaminated material from lakes and large ponds in New Zealand without the need for mechanical equipment, weed choppers or chemical sprays.

Parklink’s remedial treatment programmes will bio-degrade this material effectively and safely with zero harm to wildlife or the natural ecosystem living in the water.

Resource Management Act

Under the Resource Management Act 1991, Councils are required to prepare a district plan “To promote the sustainable management of natural and physical resources.” This can be achieved by ensuring that the waterways are managed in a manner which retains amenity, ecological and natural values.

Our programmed approach promotes the natural character of waterways in preference to artificial pond algae solutions such as cleaning waterways via manual extraction and or chemical processes or continuous and intrusive power consuming treatments.

Parklink Bio-Remediation Technology For Lakes

Bio-remediation is defined as any process that uses plants or microorganisms (bacteria, fungi) or their enzymes to return the natural environment altered by contaminants to its original condition. Bio-Remediation is a natural process used to reduce, sequester, or eliminate:

  • Suspended organic matter.
  • Soluble inorganic compounds like nitrates.
  • Settled organic solids and organic sludge.

The products manufactured by Parklink contain natural bacteria and co-enzymes to effectively hydrolyse and digest sludge from the bottom of the lake, compete with pond algae for their food source and improve water clarity. The bacteria in the Parklink products are listed as Biosafety Level 1 (non- pathogenic), 100% natural and not genetically modified.

Mode of Action of Bio-Remediation: Three Pathways

First, regarding improving lake clarity (pond algae control is critical), we unequivocally state that none of our ingredients are toxic in any way to algae, or to any life form. All of our bacteria are present to some extent in any aquatic system. We simply add more of these bacteria to a given site, or prepare those bacteria for activity at that site using culturing tanks, which for a limited time, provide those bacteria with an enhanced ability to compete with algae for N, P, and C nutrients.

The results of use of our products in an aquatic system are:

  • Establishment of a healthy balance between bacteria and algae.
  • Reducing excess accumulated organic sludge.
  • Reducing foul odours caused by excess organic sludge.

See our Technical Download on Bio-Remediation and read about the 3 primary modes of action with our products.

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Using Clensaqua for Lakes and Ponds

Several problems happen when the sludge build up gets heavy. The pond may have plenty of oxygen in the water near the top of the column, but in the sludge at the bottom of the pond, there is very little oxygen. Disease-causing, odour-causing “anaerobic bacteria” live in the sludge at the bottom of the pond.

The worse the sludge build up, the greater the risk of fish disease, and odours. Foul pond odours (usually thought of as “rotten egg smell”) come from the sludge in the bottom of the pond.

By implementing proper pond maintenance using Clensaqua, it will digest the sludge at the bottom of a pond. This means that the risk of fish disease is reduced, and foul pond odours are eliminated. Note: Clensaqua digests organic sludge (leaves, dead algae, fish waste, etc.). Clensaqua does not digest clay, sand or silt.

Parklink’s remedial treatment programmes for pond cleaning in New Zealand will bio-degrade this material effectively and safely with zero harm to wildlife or the natural ecosystem living in the water.

“I look after the water remediation programme and I have to say what a dramatic improvement, the clarity of the water has improved amazingly!”

“The Kune Kune wallows are now just muddy water which is the look a wallow should be. The sunbear moat has cleared up remarkably and has a clear visible sight line of 700mm deep with a slightly muddy appearance under that. The algae coverage has dropped amazingly on the waterfall. The tiger pond is clear as with a slight layer of algae on the molded shape.”

“The 2 lagoons, both gibbon and monkey island which were both duck weed infested murky zika infested things, have probably made the most startling transformation of the lot. With most of the duck weed gone and both remarkably clear as much as to say ‘man I can see all the crap on the bottom now’. They at times appear muddyish but then also at times look really clear, quite amazing to turn up early in the morning to see the ponds calm as and slightly bubbling as the process works.”

“The otter ponds both just look like fresh running water when you look over the fence into both habitats, there is a little layer of algae on the viewing window but a way lot better than it was.”

Don ~ Wellington Zoo

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For Pond Algae Solutions, consider Clensaqua. It will improve water quality and eliminate any foul odours. It is the answer for large pond algae control, and will have your water back to swimmable quality.